Africa: Three Egyptian Data Center Campuses Are Being Planned by Gulf Data Hub & Elsewedy

Feb 20, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Gulf Data Hub (GDH), a Middle Eastern data center company, intends to open additional campuses in Egypt. The company said this week that it had struck a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with engineering company Elsewedy Data Centers to build the biggest data center complex in Africa in Egypt. In the collaborative project, $2.1 billion will be used to build three data center complexes in three different sites, totaling 192 MW, to increase that to 300 MW in 5-7 years. Each site will allegedly strive to attain Uptime Tier III and LEED international standards as part of the development, which will reportedly be completed in four stages. 

According to Abdel Rahman El Sewedy, CEO of Elsewedy Data Centers, their investment with Gulf Data Hub is another significant step in their strategy to expand their digital infrastructure. He continued by saying that without the ongoing support and wise leadership of the Egyptian government, as well as the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), they would not have been able to build upon their record of triumphs. The joint venture between Elsewedy Data Centers and Gulf Data Hub, according to CEO Tarek Al-Ashram, aims to provide a global carrier-neutral data facility in Egypt and the Middle East, guaranteeing their long-standing current leader in the region in storing companies' sensitive data and mission-critical equipment, and allowing their clients to concentrate on their core businesses through reliable performance measures. Without a doubt, their collaboration with Elsewedy Data Centers will help them reach their objective and strengthen their commitment to consistently satisfying the demands of every client. 

Gulf Data Hub's website states that it plans to build six data centers in Egypt, all of which will have a 16MW capacity and are situated outside of Asyut. Whether they are the identical facilities referenced in the statement from this week is unknown.