Agility Logistics Parks (ALP) has announced the launch of tailored, master-planned data centre campus sites in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Ghana, with more to come.
The sites are being readied at ALP calls its ultra-modern warehousing complexes in fast-growing markets and megacities that are looking to add hyperscale data centre capacity and resolve data latency, security and compliance challenges to speed their growth and improve competitiveness.
ALP describes itself as is a market leader in industrial real estate in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, with 1.5 million square metres of warehousing and 12 million square metres of industrial land across 12 emerging market countries. ALP announced its plans for data centre sites at the Capacity Middle East 2023 conference, now under way in Dubai.
ALP has readied data centre campuses in its existing parks with power allocation, fibre connectivity, building permits, strong sustainability features and high security. The first set of campuses is in ALP parks in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait, Cairo (Egypt) and Accra-Tema (Ghana). ALP says it expects to add sites in other rapidly growing data centre markets, including Nairobi, Casablanca, Lagos and more.
Ronald Philip, Senior Director at ALP, says ALP is “uniquely poised with a portfolio of ideal sites across the Middle East and Africa. We have a strong track record of development in challenging markets, a healthy balance sheet, and the in-house engineering capability to meet the technical specifications of hyperscale data centre operators.”
In Kuwait, for example, the company’s site offers an existing sub-station with 80 MW capacity, and the property is allocated for two 46,000 square metre data centre plots with capacity for expansion. In addition to conventional power, the Kuwait site offers 15+ MW of solar capacity.