Earth, Wind & Power (EWP) has signed an agreement with OiLSERV to develop data centres powered by waste energy in oilfields across the Middle East.
The collaboration, which will include the territories of Kuwait, Iraq, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates, will see EWP’s ‘off-grid’ modular data centres harness excess energy from flare gas at OiLSERV oilfields – using it to support High Performance Computing (HPC) and other data centre services.
EWP specialises in utilising excess energy from wind, solar, geo-thermal and gas to power data centres – without having a negative impact on existing grids.
OiLSERV is one of the largest regional independent fully integrated oilfield services companies in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, headquartered in the UAE.
Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Wind & Power, said, “We are delighted to have signed this exclusive collaboration agreement with OiLSERV, which marks another significant milestone on our journey. MENA is an important region for us given the size of the market and scale of opportunity to support improved energy usage and the continuing growth in demand for data centre services. We look forward to working with the team at OiLSERV to grow the partnership going forward.”
“We are delighted to have signed this exclusive collaboration agreement with Earth, Wind & Power, to provide emissions management solutions that are modular, scalable, provide speed to market and that encapsulates and supports both the energy transition and digitalisation ecosystem, added Donal Dempsey, EVP – Production & Energy Solutions and Chairman ESG Committee at OiLSERV.
“This coupled with our Project Financing solutions allows us to be well positioned in the MENA region to support the Energy Transition Initiatives especially on the backdrop of COP27 and COP28. We look forward to working with the team at Earth, Wind & Power to grow this partnership.”