CAN BE EXPANDED TO SUPPORT 30MW
Carrier-and cloud-neutral data center company, Africa Data Centres, has just announced that it plans to build a new data center on its recently acquired land in Accra, Ghana.
With plans to commence construction soon, the new data center will be sited within the scheme of the GhanaTrade Fair Redevelopment Project at La, Accra. And as designed, the new facility will feature an initial 10MW load capacity, which can be expanded to 30MW based on increased demand.
“Our new data center in Ghana is a significant step towards Africa Data Centres’ goal of narrowing the digital divide in the West Africa region. Hyper-scale data centers, preferred by major US tech companies, multinational corporations, banks and other local enterprises, are the specialty of Africa Data Centres. Additionally, our data centers are supported with independent solar and battery storage power, enabling us to bring digital technologies whilst mitigating our environmental impact,” said Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres.
Partly funded by the United States government’s International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the newly announced facility is part of Africa Data Centres’ continental expansion plan which targets 10 African countries including South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Angola.
“This investment exemplifies the U.S. Government’s commitment under the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) to unlock public and private capital for sustainable infrastructure investment. Alongside the data centers in South Africa and Kenya, the Ghana data center is laying the groundwork for a digital revolution on the continent,” said Mr. Amos Hochstein, US Government’s Senior Advisor.
As announced, the first phase of the new Accra data center project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
In January, Africa Data Centres launched its second data center facility in Cape Town, South Africa. Also part of the company’s wide-scale African expansion drive and part of the group’s ongoing and substantial investment in infrastructure in the Western Cape Province, the new data center offers 12,000 square meters of white space and an IT load capacity of 20MW.