Africa Data Centres To Build New Facility In Ghana
The project will be built in Accra's central business district.
Africa Data Centres has announced plans to construct a new data centre in the central business district of Accra, Ghana’s capital.
The data centre will have an initial capacity of about 10MW and could be expanded to 30MW, based on demand. The first phase is expected to be completed within 12 months.
The 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. The US International Development Finance Corporation is partly funding the expansion.
Africa Data Centres is part of the Cassava Technologies group of companies, which also includes Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
“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.
Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo said, “The establishment of Africa Data Centre’s new 10MW data centre, in the heart of Accra, is a significant step towards bridging the infrastructure gap and developing further our digital economy. This investment and the government’s drive at digitising all sectors of the economy will enable us to increase our capacity to access digital services and help even more to attract foreign direct investment into our economy.”
The data centre will be supported with solar and battery storage power.
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