Kolkata-based power infrastructure firm Techno Electric & Engineering Company (TEECL) is looking to build 250 MW data centres across the country in the next five years. Plans are also afoot to extend its footprint in the data centre business to the APAC region.
TEECL has already commenced the process of setting up its first IT load data centre of 30 MW in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, for an estimated investment of around Rs 900 crore. This is expected to be commissioned in FY23.
It is also looking to set up 20 MW edge data centre in Kolkata by FY23. This apart, it is planning a data centre at Hyderabad by FY24 and another one at Navi Mumbai by FY25.
The data centre in Chennai will be powered by captive wind energy source of 111.9 MW. It would operate the non-IT portion of data centres by leveraging its experience of operating and maintaining other large infrastructure assets.
It also plans to utilise cable landing station, which is under development by the Tamil Nadu government, for providing subsea broadband connectivity links with European and Asian markets (APAC Region). This apart, it plans to obtain certifications for data centres at Tier-3 and Tier-4 towns.