The proposed data park will come up in Ambattur and will be set up by Japanese tech company NTT Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure.

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin addressing an eventPTI file image
news Tech Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 10:05

Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday, September 11, laid the foundation stone for a proposed data centre at Ambattur to be set up by Japanese technology major NTT Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure at a cost of 2,500 crore. The data centre is to be spread across 8.25 lakh square feet and is expected to generate 700 jobs, a state government release said. The facility will also have a 50-megawatt solar park.

NTT Global Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructure is said to be one of the top three data centres globally. They have set up over 160 data centres in over 20 countries. According to The New Indian Express, they already operate 10 high-density data centres in India.

On the same day, the Tamil Nadu government reportedly signed an MoU with UAE-based DP World, a logistics services provider company. DP World has decided to ramp up investments in Tamil Nadu to set up container terminals in various parts of the state at an investment of 2,000 crores. The terminals are to be set up in Thoothukudi, Thiruvallur, Sriperumbudur, Salem, Erode and Coimbatore. Multi-product storage facilities, data centres, and a trade zone are also to be set up. 

DP World has already established container terminals, container freight stations, bonded warehouses, in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Tuticorin and Sriperumbudur at a cost of 2,000 crores. 

Minister for Department of Industries, Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology Thangam Thennarasu, Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu government V Iraianbu, Industries Department Principal Secretary N Muruganandham were among those who were present at the occasion.

(With agency inputs)

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