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ALEC to build $12m data hub at Dubai Int’l Airport

ALEC has been awarded the contract to build a $12m modular data centre complex at Dubai International Airport

The Tier 3-certified modular data centre complex (MDCC) has been designed to provide resilience and availability to support the critical operations of Dubai Airports.
The Tier 3-certified modular data centre complex (MDCC) has been designed to provide resilience and availability to support the critical operations of Dubai Airports.

ALEC has been awarded the contract to build a $12m modular data centre complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport.

The $12m (AED44m) facility, which has been designed by Huawei, looks set to become the world’s first Tier 3-certified MDCC.

Under the terms of the deal, ALEC will complete mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), civil, and infrastructure works for the project.

The UAE-headquartered contractor stated that the data centre, which will be located near to Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2, is the first of two planned facilities for Dubai Airports.

The modular containers for the data centre space will be provided by Huawei. The data centres will be interconnected through a dedicated fibre-optic link, which will provide high-level resilience and availability to support the critical operations of Dubai Airports.

At present, almost 230,000 passengers pass through Dubai International Airport every day. This figure is expected to grow to approximately 325,000 by 2023, necessitating high reliability. As such, the MDCC will be the first facility of its kind to be certified by the Uptime Institute to Tier 3 for design and construction.

ALEC was enlisted to build the 3,600m2 MDCC by Huawei and Dubai Airports. The firm will work alongside engineers Red Engineering and Arup, and project manager Atkins, to complete its contract within a nine-month timeframe.

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