New Saudi firm DataVolt is planning a data center campus in Uzbekistan.
The company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Digital Technologies, the Ministry of Energy, and the Ministry of Investment, Industry, and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to develop green data centers in Uzbekistan.
Precise details – including location, specifications, and timelines – weren’t shared, but DataVolt said it will develop, invest, and operate data centers on a campus that could eventually total 'several hundred megawatts.'
Rajit Nanda, DataVolt CEO, said: “We are excited to support the digitization of Uzbekistan with innovative and sustainable solutions. In line with Uzbekistan’s sustainability goals, we target to build data centers with the lowest carbon emissions. We believe that this project will have a positive impact on the Uzbek economy and people and help to make Uzbekistan a digital leader in the region.”
Riyadh-based DataVolt was founded this year. On its website, the company says it has operations in Riyadh, Dubai, and California, but provides no details.
DataVolt is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vision Invest, a Saudi Arabian development and investment holding company focused on critical infrastructure.
Company CEO Nanda was previously CFO of ACWA Power, a Saudi-based developer of power generation and desalinated water production plants. Much of DataVolt’s board and executive team have joined from ACWA, which is also owned by Vision Invest.
The company recently announced a partnership with Indian water technology firm AquaTech Systems to develop water-efficient data centers, but shared no details. The Saudi firm has also signed a partnership with Indian engineering group Sterling and Wilson to develop data centers, but again no details were shared.
In September DataVolt announced plans for a data center campus in Bangladesh, to be located outside the capital Dhaka.