The turbine plant will be stationed at 21st Century’s Data centres sited in Ikeja and Lekki, Lagos.
According to the ICT firm, the power project, which will be ready for installation and inauguration by the fourth quarter of the year, will run on gas, diesel and hydrogen, to complement other sustainable energy sources on the facility.
Speaking on the deal which was consummated at 21st Century Technologies corporate headquarters in Lekki, Lagos, its Chief Executive Officer, Wale Ajisebutu, said the project was part of the organisation’s expansion plans to seamlessly and efficiently manage communications networks across the country and beyond.
21st Century choice of turbine technology further solidifies its leadership status in a highly competitive IT space and raises the profile of its data centre facilities which are designed above Tier IV standard and rated the largest in West and North Africa.
In addition to turbines, the data centres draw power from a host of other sources including direct connectivity to the national grid, solar panels and array of generators to drive seamless and uninterrupted operations.
Ajisebutu said: “We built the first data centre in Nigeria in 2004. We are very proud indeed to mention that the facility has been successfully running for the last 18 years.’’