A new data center is about to get under construction in Accra, Ghana, thanks to Africa Data Centres (ADC).
The International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) of the US government is funding a portion of the construction of the plant, which was initially intended to accommodate 10MW but has the capacity to increase to 30MW.
The first phase of the Ghana Trade Fair Redevelopment Project, which is situated at La in the La Dade Kotopon Municipal District, is supposed to be finished in a year.
ADC originally revealed its intentions to build a data center in Ghana in June 2022, but it didn’t go into any detail. The plot’s dimensions and purchase price were kept private.
The Ghana Trade Fair Center is located on more than 125 acres of land that was formerly a sizable fairground built in the 1960s. An deal to create a new commercial park on the property was reached in 2019 between Stellar Holding Pte and the Ghana Trade Fair Company.
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According to Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, “our new data center in Ghana is a significant step towards our goal of narrowing the digital divide in the West Africa region.”
The specialization of Africa Data Centres is hyperscale data centers, which are desired by large US tech companies, global corporations, banks, and other local businesses.
Furthermore, “independent solar and battery storage power supports our data centers, enabling us to deliver digital technologies while reducing our environmental impact.”
The Accra data center is a part of ADC’s plans for a continental expansion that will cover 10 markets, including South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Angola.
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The US International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) CEO, Scott Nathan, declared: “DFC is happy to assist African Data Centers. This new building in Accra will be an investment in vital infrastructure that will improve connections between the rapidly expanding African market and population and global opportunities.
In line with the pledges President Biden made to raise private finance for the kind of high-quality global infrastructure investments that enhance people’s lives, DFC has committed to strengthening ICT infrastructure in West Africa.
ADC operates data centers in Nairobi, Kenya; Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Lomé, Togo, or is building them there. The Samrand and Midrand neighborhoods of Johannesburg are home to its South African facilities as well.
The business announced plans for its first data center in Kigali, Rwanda, and started construction on an expansion and a data center in Nairobi this year.
Through Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Africa Data Centres, we continue to offer services and goods that are well-known internationally. According to Hardy Pemhiwa, Group CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, “Liquid already has the largest cross-border fiber network in Africa, and our data center footprint growth complements this, enabling faster digital transformation across the continent.