Africa Data Centres has announced plans to start construction of a new facility in Ghana.
The facility will be located in the Central Business District of Accra, Ghana designed for an initial 10 MW, which can expand to 30MW depending on demand. It will be the largest facility in West Africa to date, outside of Nigeria.
The first phase of the construction is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
This new facility is part of Africa Data Centres’ continental expansion plans spanning 10 of Africa’s major economic hubs, including South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Angola. This unrivalled expansion, partly funded by the United States government’s U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), is a significant initiative to accelerate private sector-led digital infrastructure and services in Africa.
“We continue to bring internationally recognised services and products through Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Africa Data Centres. Liquid already has the largest cross-border fibre network in Africa, and our data centres footprint expansion compliments this, enabling faster digital transformation on the continent,” said. Hardy Pemhiwa, Group CEO for Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres noted that the new data centre in Ghana is a significant step towards the company’s goal of narrowing the digital divide in the West Africa region.
”Hyper-scale data centres, preferred by major US tech companies, multinational corporations, banks and other local enterprises, are the speciality of Africa Data Centres. Additionally, our data centres are supported with independent solar and battery storage power, enabling us to bring digital technologies whilst mitigating our environmental impact,” he said.
In January this year, Africa Data Centres also broke ground on an additional data centre facility in Nairobi. The new build will see the existing facility on the adjacent piece of land expanded up to an extra 15MW of IT load.
The new site will be completed in the first half of 2024 and will bring five times more capacity than is currently installed.