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GHANA – Africa Data Centres announces construction of new 10 MW facility in Accra


Accra will host the construction of a new 10WM facility. The announcement was made by Africa Data Centres, the largest network of interconnected and agnostic data centre facilities on the continent. The centre will soon begin construction of a new facility on its recently acquired property in the business district of Accra, Ghana. Originally designed for 10 MW, the new site will have a 30 MW extension option based on demand. This will be the largest facility of its kind in West Africa, outside of Nigeria.

Data centres are the foundation of digital-driven economic growth: without them, it is impossible to develop sustainable and autonomous ICT ecosystems. The facility will be built as part of the Trade Show Redevelopment Project in La, one of Accra’s key downtown neighbourhoods. The first phase will begin within the next 12 months.

This new facility is part of Africa Data Centres’ continental expansion plans covering ten of Africa’s main economic centres (South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Angola). Funded in part by the U.S. Government’s U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), this unprecedented expansion is a major initiative to accelerate private sector digital infrastructure and services in Africa.

We continue to deliver internationally recognized services and products through Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Africa Data Centres. Liquid already has the largest cross-border fibre network in Africa, and the expansion of our data centres complements this presence to accelerate digital transformation on the continent,” says Hardy Pemhiwa, CEO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.

Scott Nathan, CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC): DFC is proud to support African Data Centres. This new facility in Accra will represent an investment in critical infrastructure that will better connect a fast-growing African population and market to global opportunities. DFC’s commitment to strengthening ICT infrastructure in West Africa is based on President Biden’s willingness to mobilize private capital for high-quality infrastructure investments that improve people’s lives. This new data centre will help deliver on this commitment in Ghana and the region, creating jobs through improved business conditions, while attracting businesses to invest and expand their operations.”

Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor to the US Government: “This investment demonstrates the U.S. government’s commitment, through the Global Infrastructure and Investment Partnership (GIP), to unlock public and private capital to invest in sustainable infrastructure. Alongside data centres in South Africa and Kenya, the data centre in Ghana is laying the foundation for a digital revolution on the continent.

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Welcoming this new investment, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, said: “The construction of the new 10 MW data centre at Africa Data Centre in the heart of Accra is a major step towards bridging the infrastructure gap and further developing our digital economy. This investment and the government’s commitment to digitize all sectors of the economy will allow us to increase our ability to access digital services and help us attract more foreign direct investment to our economy.”

Our new data centre in Ghana is a significant milestone for Africa Data Centres, which aims to bridge the digital divide in West Africa. The Africa Data Centres specialise in hyperscale data centres, which are favored by leading US technology companies, banks and local companies. In addition, our data centres are powered by independent solar and battery storage, enabling us to deploy digital technologies while mitigating our environmental impact,” concludes Tesh Durvasula, CEO, Africa Data Centres.


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