An Integrated Data Center and Technology Business Park is set to be developed in Madhurawada, Vizag by AdaniConneX, a joint venture between Adani Group and EdgeConneX. This move is aimed at strengthening the local technology ecosystem in the region. The facility will be the first of three technology zones planned in Vizag and will be one of the largest hyperscale parks in India.
The park will consist of a data centre and business park, and skill development centre. The AdaniConneX facility will have a capacity of over 200 MW and will be powered with up to 100% renewable energy. The park will also house a skill development centre. The groundbreaking ceremony at the park site in Madhurawada, Vizag was held on Wednesday in the presence of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Managing Director of the Adani Group Rajesh Adani, and CEO and Whole Time Director of Adani Ports & SEZ (APSEZ) Limited Karan Adani.
Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Group, stated that “Our world is being defined by our ability to generate, store, access and move data. With the advancements in AI, high-definition content and massive digitization, the need for cloud computing 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 centre parks not only for our country but also for those nations that are short of land or energy. What the Adani Group brings through our ports, data centres and green energy capabilities is a uniquely powerful combination of unmatched strategic adjacencies within the data centre world.”
AdaniConneX is rapidly executing its plan to deliver 1 GW hyperlocal to hyperscale data centre capacity throughout India. The proposed data centre facility will be part of AdaniConneX’s strategic investment roadmap and will serve as a model investment for other locations, as it builds India’s largest integrated data centre platform. The park will be powered with up to 100% renewable energy and connected with terrestrial and submarine infrastructure to help the deployment of cloud and emerging technologies in the region.
Adani Group has already invested Rs 20,000 crore in the state, which created more than 18,000 direct and 54,000 indirect jobs. The Group’s investments in Andhra Pradesh span multiple sectors, including ports, logistics, and renewable energy. The Group operates two of the state’s largest private ports at Krishnapatnam and Gangavaram and is also committed to developing 15,000 MW of renewable power projects and 10 million tonnes per annum of cement manufacturing capacity in AP.