Caterpillar Joins Africa Data Centres Association

For Worldwide Release: March 2024

IRVING, TEXAS – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that the company has joined the Africa Data Centres Association (ADCA), the trade organization promoting the growth and awareness of data centres among government agencies, media, and the general public across Africa.

ADCA also promotes the value of African data centres around the world and acts as a catalyst for digital development in Africa.

“The evolution of digital business services, rapidly accelerating mobile data consumption, and the expansion of the tech sector are driving growth for African data centres,” said Alban Hohmann Schauly, data centre segment manager for Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division. “We look forward to further sharing our expertise in versatile and environmentally responsible power solutions with the African data centre industry.”

Caterpillar’s power solutions help data centres meet uptime commitments at thousands of facilities around the world. Caterpillar offers efficient diesel and gas generator sets with high power densities integrated with automatic transfer switches (ATS) and switchgear specifically customized for continuous, standby, and temporary power applications at data centres.

The Caterpillar portfolio also includes advanced power technologies that offer cost and fuel efficiencies, incremental site resilience, and optimized sustainability. These include Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) software solutions for monitoring, managing, and monetizing on-site energy assets, a full hybrid energy solutions technology suite, Cat® combined heat and power (CHP) systems and combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) systems, and systems that can operate on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), bio diesel, and blended fuel products.

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for sustainability, durability, reliability, and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and services packaged in customer value agreements available through the Cat dealer network. In addition, Cat dealer technicians are trained to provide a comprehensive range of maintenance and services that help customers optimize the total cost of ownership of Cat equipment.

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Caterpillar Joins Africa Data Centres Association

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