Bahrain’s telecom and technology powerhouse, Beyon, has launched its first data centre in the country which is fully powered by clean energy.
In its statement, the firm said, “The group was proud of an unprecedented achievement in the telecommunications and technology sector, as its Data Centre has became the first in Bahrain to rely entirely on clean energy generated from the company’s solar park, which is located in the Beyon Data Oasis at Hamala.”
The launch of the current Phase 2 of the company’s Solar Park was celebrated at the Royal Golf Club in Riffa, which was attended by members of Beyon’s board of directors, executive team and those involved in the project.
Beyon’s Solar Park Phase 1 and 2 will produce 3.6 GWh of clean energy that will help in carbon footprint saving of over 2000 tonnes and a cost saving of BD105,000 annually.
The dignitaries present at the occasion included, Beyon Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa celebrated the occasion in the presence of Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohamed, President of Electricity and Water Authority, Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Yasser bin Ibrahim Humaidan, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, Noor Bint Ali Al Khulaif, Minister of Sustainable Development, and Mohamed Almoayyed, the Director YK Almoayyed & Sons.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shaikh Abdulla said, “Our efforts towards sustainability and clean energy production continues, and we have made great progress since the launch of the first phase of the solar park in November 2021. Today we are glad to announce the completion of the second phase of the project.”
“Our journey in the field of environmental sustainability continues in line with our commitment to Bahrain’s vision launched by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and announced as part of his address during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, held in Glasgow Scotland, which reiterates the Kingdom’s commitment to achieve zero carbon neutrality by 2060.Thus, we have set clear plans to start implementing the third phase of this project, which will be located in Hamala. Upon completion of this phase, the total clean energy production of Beyon will be approximately 6 GWh per year,” he added.