Adani Group has announced that it is developing an over 200MW data center park in the Andhra Pradesh state, India.
Dubbed by the company as an ‘Integrated Data Center and Technology Business Park,’ the campus will be located in the Madhurawada area of Vizag (Visakhapatnam), and is reported the first of three technology zones planned for the city.
"Our world is being defined by our ability to generate, store, access, and move data," said Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani Group. "With the advancements in AI, high-definition content, and massive digitization, the need for compute and storage is increasing exponentially. Andhra Pradesh, with its geographical advantages of land for renewable energy and a long coastline, is well positioned to host data center parks not only for our country but also for those nations that are short of land or energy.”
A groundbreaking ceremony for the campus was held on May 3 with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy, managing director of Adani Group, Rajesh Adani, and CEO and director of Adani Ports & SEZ (APSEZ), Karan Adani, present.
The campus will house an over 200MW data center as well as a technology and business park and a skill development center.
The data center will be hosted by AdaniConneX, a 50/50 joint venture between Adani Group and EdgeConneX, and will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The company also says that it will be connected to the local terrestrial and submarine infrastructure.
“The establishment of 300MW data centers by the Adani Group will facilitate the laying of a submarine cable from Singapore and help change the future dynamics of broadband services,” said Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. “The technology park will propel Vizag into a tier-1 city which will also deploy renewable sources of energy to power it up.”
Adani Group has already invested Rs 20,000 crore ($2.45bn) in Andhra Pradesh which the company claims has provided 18,000 direct jobs and 54,000 indirect jobs to the state. The investment has gone to the operation of the state’s two largest private ports, and to developing 15,000MW of renewable power projects and 10 million tonnes per year in cement manufacturing capacity.
Through its joint venture with EdgeConneX, AdaniConneX aims to deliver 1GW of hyperscale data center capacity throughout India. The company has launched a data center in Chennai, with the first phase offering 17MW but at full build, the capacity will reach 33MW. As well as Vizag, the company is also working on facilities in Noida - which recently had a small fire at the construction site - Hyderabad, Pune, and Mumbai.