United Arab Emirates-based firm Khazna Data Centers has begun construction of its second data center in Masdar, Abu Dhabi.

The company said the new facility, known as Khazna Abu Dhabi 6 (AUH 6), will offer 31.8MW of capacity and is set to be completed by Q3 2023.

Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi, UAE
– Mohannad Khatib, Wikimedia Commons

Hassan Alnaqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, said: “One of the most exciting aspects of the evolution of data centers is how data centers underpin nearly everything we do in our digital lives. Driven by the growing demand for data center capacity, accelerated deployment of digital transformation initiatives, the adoption of disruptive technologies, and to be better suited to face future challenges, elicit the growing demand for data centers today.

Khazna said the company now operates a total of eight data centers, has three data centers under construction with a further three in the pipeline totaling 220MW across the United Arab Emirates; all the facilities are concentrated around Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The company announced plans for two more facilities in Dubai in January 2022.

In October 2021, Etisalat Group and G42 announced plans to combine their data center portfolios under the Khazna brand. Once the merger and construction of these new facilities are complete, Khazna will operate a total of fourteen data centers.

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