Africa Data Centres, the largest interconnected data centre network in Africa, has announced plans to commence construction on a newly acquired property in Accra, Ghana’s Central Business District.
The facility, set to be the largest in West Africa outside of Nigeria, is designed for an initial capacity of 10 MW, expandable to 30 MW based on demand. The construction will take place on a portion of the former Trade Fair showgrounds site, a prime location in the city. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed within 12 months, according to Hardy Pemhiwa, Group CEO for Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said “DFC is proud to support African Data Centres. This new facility in Accra will be an investment in critical infrastructure helping to better link the rapidly growing African population and market to global opportunities. DFC’s commitment to strengthen ICT Infrastructure in West Africa is in keeping with the commitments President Biden made to mobilize private capital for the kind of high quality global infrastructure investments that improve peoples’ lives. This new data centre will help accomplish that in Ghana and for the region, creating jobs by improving existing business conditions while at the same time attracting data-dependent companies looking to invest and expand their operations.
The U.S. Government’s Senior Advisor, Mr. Amos Hochstein, highlighted this investment as an example of the government’s dedication to unlocking public and private capital for sustainable infrastructure projects under the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII).
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, welcomed the establishment of Africa Data Centre’s new 10 MW facility in Accra, emphasizing its role in bridging the infrastructure gap and further developing the country’s digital economy.