Africa Data Centres: Africa Data Centres Buys Land in Accra, Ghana, to Build on Soon

May 19, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Africa Data Centres (ADC) will soon initiate construction on a new data center in Accra, Ghana. This week, the company revealed that it would soon begin construction on newly acquired land in the capital city's Central Business District. The International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) of the United States is funding a portion of the facility's initial 10MW capacity, which is capable of expansion to 30MW.

The first phase of the Ghana Trade Fair Redevelopment Project at La in the La Dade Kotopon Municipal District is expected to be completed within one year. ADC announced plans for a Ghana data center for the first time in June 2022 but provided few specifics then. The dimensions and price of the property were not disclosed.

The site of the Ghana Trade Fair Center was a large fairground built in the 1960s on more than 125 acres. The Ghana Trade Fair Company and Stellar Holding Pte signed an agreement in 2019 to construct a commercial park on the site. The Accra data center is a component of ADC's intentions to expand into 10 African markets, including South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Angola.

ADC has or is building data centers in Nairobi, Kenya; Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Lomé, Togo. It also has South African facilities in the Johannesburg neighborhoods of Samrand and Midrand. The company has announced plans for its first data center in Kigali, Rwanda, and has begun construction on an expansion in Nairobi and a data center in Cape Town, South Africa.