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Agility Launches Data Center Sites Across Middle East & Africa

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Agility Logistics Parks (ALP), a leading developer of industrial and logistics real estate in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, today announced the launch of tailored, master-planned data center campus sites in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Ghana, with more to come.

The sites are being readied at ultra-modern ALP warehousing complexes in fast-growing markets and mega-cities that are looking to add hyperscale data center capacity and resolve data latency, security and compliance challenges to speed their growth and improve competitiveness.

ALP is a market leader in industrial real estate in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa with 1.5 million SQM of warehousing and 12 million SQM of industrial land across 12 emerging markets countries. ALP announced its plans for data center sites at the Capacity Middle East 2023 conference in Dubai.

ALP has readied data center campuses in its existing parks with power allocation, fiber 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 expects to add sites in other rapidly growing data center markets, including Nairobi, Casablanca, Lagos and more.

Ronald Philip, Senior Director at ALP, said 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 center 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 SQM data center plots with capacity for expansion. In addition to conventional power, the Kuwait site offers 15+ MW of solar capacity.

Most global tech giants — Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others – have announced their intention to add data center capacity in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

“Based on feedback from several data center operators, we believe we can support them and accelerate their deployment through our data center campuses,” Philip said.

Stephen Beard, Global Head of Data Centers at Knight Frank, said: “We have strong feedback from our global clients that Agility’s value proposition in challenging emerging markets will help them with faster speed to market with a credible, institutional developer as a partner.”

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