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Work starts at Adani Groups’ Rs 70,000 cr renewable energy powered data centre

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday laid the foundation stone for renewable energy powered Data Centre and Technology Park of Adani Group in this port city.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the facility coming up at Kapuluppada was held a month after the state government signed a MoU with the integrated infrastructure conglomerate.

The GoAP along with the integrated infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group will develop the hyper-scale data center market in the state, positioning AP as the east coast data center hub for India and South East Asia. It will also be integrated with a cable landing station that will take advantage of the state’s long coastline to help provide the needed global connectivity and redundancy that the country needs to manage its exponential growth of data.

Adani Group will support the development of the digital and energy infrastructure in the state by investing over Rs.70, 000 crore, over a period of 20 years which in turn is expected to create in excess of 100,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state.

Naidu said that the ground-breaking of the Data Centre Park just a month after signing of the MoU is a record.

Under this MoU, Adani Group will set up three 1 gigawatt data centres. The centres with a 5 gigawatt solar park would be a first-of-its-kind 100 per cent renewable energy powered project in the world, Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh said.

Lokesh said these would be integrated with a cable landing station that will take advantage of the state’s long coastline to help provide the needed global connectivity and redundancy that the country needs to manage its exponential growth of data.

Officials said the government, along with the Adani Group, will develop the hyper-scale data centre market in the state, positioning Andhra Pradesh as the east coast data centre hub for India and Southeast Asia.

Rajesh Adani, Managing Director, Adani Group and Sudipta Bhattacharya, CEO, Adani Group, North America and CTO, Adani Group were also present.

With ANI Inputs

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