Orange selects ENGIE to operate its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire



Orange data centre in Côte d'Ivoire

ENGIE Africa unveiled that it has been selected for the operation and maintenance of the Orange Services Group’s data centre in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for a five-year contract that will start early June 2019.

The data centre facility built by the Orange Services Group, is one of the few data centre hubs in West Africa that meets the highest standards of security and redundancy, according to the company.

The perimeter of the contract includes preventive maintenance of the multi-technical lots of the data centre buildings, including the electrical substations, high voltage, cooling and air conditioning, Central Management Technology, fire alarm systems, security and control, video surveillance and access control.

Built on the Free Zone of Grand-Bassam, located 40 km from Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the building has a floor area of 1 450 m² including a 420 m² computer room.

Philippe Miquel, CEO Customer Solutions ENGIE said: “This contract demonstrates ENGIE’s ambition to accelerate its development in energy services in West and Central Africa and to become one of the leaders in energy efficiency, installation and maintenance services in Africa.”


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The data centre facility has a power capacity of 1.3 MW and a design, which is oriented towards energy optimisation of data storage.

ENGIE added that the data centre facility represents a strategic infrastructure for Orange in West Africa and primarily hosts Orange’s service platforms of its Middle East – Africa subsidiaries but it is also a colocation space for B2B customers’ needs in this region.

Elsewhere last month, West African data centre solutions provider MainOne announced it is on schedule to land the cable and launch a data centre facility in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire by October 2019.

Also in the Grand-Bassam technology free trade zone, the company revealed that the data centre and landing station is set to provide the necessary infrastructure to support the growth of the broadband ecosystem in Cote D’Ivoire.