|Leading international construction consultancy Linesight said it has completed data centre projects worth over $250 million in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain amid growing demand for such facilities in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
The company said it has seen a 30 to 40 per cent increase in the number of data centre developments around the world in the last 3 years.
To date Linesight has provided its expertise in the development of over 180 projects worldwide including providing cost management services on the first modular DC project in the GCC region, it added.
The top construction consultancy pointed out that the global data centre market was expected to see an 11 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) increase between 2016 and 2020, with data storage requirements expected to grow 40 per cent year-on-year.
“Since opening our Middle East regional office in Dubai in 2008, we’ve become the ‘go-to’ experts for the implementation of data centres in the Middle East,” remarked Ciaran McCormack, regional director for the Middle East, Linesight.
“Our expertise in cost estimation, tender management and appointment as well as strategy implementation has resulted in several high-profile project wins,” he stated.
Linesight is currently working in 150 countries on project developments worth over $10 billion.
McCormack said: “The increase in demand for data centres, particularly towards hyperscaled centres that can simultaneously process data on thousands of servers, is directly linked to a 28 per cent annual increase in data traffic.”
“You only have to look at the main players in the market, who invested $26 billion in hyperscale data centres in 2015, to realise the full extent of the opportunities for the construction industry,” noted McCormack.
“In the Middle East, we are already seeing an increase in demand from several companies looking to get ahead of the curve by developing larger data centres that are capable of coping with the increasing demand,” he said.
“We understand the challenges faced when delivering this critical infrastructure and are able to deliver a seamless process while also delivering cost savings and efficiencies to the client,” he added.
Linesight provides professional consultancy services, management support and strategic advice to the global construction industry. From initial concept to project completion, the company has been helping clients to build their businesses since 1974.
It has a global reach, with staff located in 20 offices around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US.-TradeArabia News Service