Sohar Free Zone inks $210 mln deal to develop Data Computing Center

Sohar: SOHAR Port and Freezone announced the signing of a land lease agreement with Green Data City (FZC) LLC to develop a Data Computing Center in SOHAR Freezone for hosting, processing, and data mining. The step solidifies the position of SOHAR Port and Freezone as a key player in the digital economy, fostering technological innovation and economic growth.

With a total investment of USD 210 million, the Green Data City project is set to strengthen technological landscape, bringing forth a state-of-the-art facility that houses approximately 20,000 servers from leading manufacturers. Hosted in 40-foot containers, these servers will be connected to immersion and hydro systems with dry coolers, ensuring efficient and sustainable cooling for data processing and other computing processes on the internet.

Covering a land area of 45,000 sqm, this project is considered a vital facility for modern companies. It provides the necessary infrastructure for storing, processing, and managing data. Additionally, this project is a fundamental initiative towards digital transformation, economic development, and the enhancement of communication and information technology services in general.

Commenting on this agreement, Olivier Ohnheiser, CEO of Green Data City stated: “Collaborating with SOHAR Freezone is a strategic move for Green Data City. Our infrastructure not only transforms SOHAR into a global hub for innovation but strategically reinforces our geographical diversification, adding significant value to our business footprint. This agreement reflects our commitment to pioneering solutions and ensures mutual success in the dynamic digital landscape.”

Omar bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi, CEO of SOHAR Freezone, DCEO SOHAR Port said, “Our agreement with Green Data City represents a step forward for SOHAR in the digital realm. While emphasizing our commitment to technological innovation, this agreement contributes to our broader goal of supporting Oman’s economic diversification and sustainable development, placing us as a participant in the nation`s digital future.”

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