The Andhra Pradesh State Government approved the allotment of 130 acres of land to Adani Enterprises for setting up a data centre park in Visakhapatnam. In this regard, the state government said in a release that the Cabinet has sanctioned 130 acres of land to Adani Enterprises at Madhurawada in the city for setting up a 200 MV data centre park, business park, skill university, and recreation centre. With an estimated investment of Rs 14,634 crore the proposed project is expected to create 24,990 jobs.
During the meeting, it was revealed that the Cabinet has approved administrative sanction for construction of fishing harbour at Vodarevu in Prakasam District. It also alloted land for development of a mega spiritual centre and tourist base camp at the foothill of Sri Ganagiri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple by ISKON Charities at Penugonda in Anantapur District.
It may be recalled that earlier in April Adani Enterprises, the flagship company of the Adani Group, had inked a joint venture agreement with US-based EdgeConneX to develop data centres in India. The 50:50 joint venture (JV) of Adani Group, named AdaniConneX, will operate data centre in Visakhapatnam. These hyperscale centres will be set up in the Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Noida, and Hyderabad markets as well.
The partnership is expected to leverage Adani’s expertise in full-stack energy management, renewable power, and real estate development, as well as its expertise in building and managing large infrastructure projects. In addition to full-scale data centers, AdaniConneX will also develop a portfolio of Edge data centers strategically located throughout the country that will support the need for more proximate capacity. These Edge sites are designed and planned to easily scale with demand and become full-scale data center campuses. This pan-Indian platform of hyperscale and hyperlocal data centers will largely be powered by renewable energy.