Africa Data Centres plans to build a data center in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.

Construction on the 10MW facility is ‘well underway,’ according to Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, with the first phase due to go live mid-2021.

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The company says it will be using non-potable water for cooling and utilizing solar energy to offset its reliance on the grid.

“This region is hungry for digitization and to pave the way for our hyperscale customers to deploy digitization solutions to West Africa, Africa Data Centres’ construction of a 10MW data center in Lagos is well underway,” said Duproz.

Currently, ADC has facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; and Nairobi, Keyna. With more planned across the African continent.

A report from African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics said that the continent needs 1000MW & 700 data center facilities in order to meet demand and bring the rest of Africa up the same density as South Africa.