Modular data centre specialist Flexenclosure receives large order from MTN Côte d’Ivoire


Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of intelligent power management systems and pre-fabricated data centres for the ICT industry, has received an order from MTN Côte d’Ivoire. Flexenclosure will supply a 336 square meter customised eCentre data centre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

Together with its partner Leadcom, a global telecom system integrator, Flexenclosure has won a multi-million dollar tender from MTN Côte d’Ivoire for a complete 336 sqm data centre consisting of a 168 sqm switching centre, an 84 sqm energy centre and an 84 sqm hosted data centre. The data centre is to be installed and commissioned in the first quarter of 2014.

The order is part of a new strategic partnership between Flexenclosure and MTN Côte d’Ivoire for the installation of a next generation data centre in Yopougon, a municipality in the northern part of Abidjan, and will have the dual role of both a switching centre together and a data centre where MTN’s data customers can be hosted. The facility has been customised for MTN and will be delivered as a full turnkey project including civil works, installation of the eight eCentre modules, and the re-location of some existing power equipment to the new site.

eCentre is a custom designed, prefabricated data centre solution that is fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand. Built in Sweden and equipped to house and power data and telecom equipment, it is fully future proof.

Leadcom Integrated Solutions, Flexenclosure’s local partner in Ivory Coast, will be responsible for the civil works portion of the project and support Flexenclosure’s specialist team in the installation and commissioning of the modules. Leadcom is a supplier of services in the fields of deployment and maintenance of cellular and wireless communications infrastructures.