Ramboll acquires US data centre company
By Andy Brown01 February 2022
Ramboll has acquired the data center consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF), a move that it says will help contribute to lowering the carbon footprint of the industry and increase the digitisation of construction.
EYPMCF is a 50-person strong pioneer in data centre strategy, planning, design and commissioning, supporting clients all around the world to store, secure and move digital assets.
With the acquisition Ramboll now has more than 100 dedicated data centre experts globally and expects revenue from data centre consulting services to reach US$60 million in 2025.
The Covid-19 pandemic has fuelled demand for data centres, with predictions for global usage to increase by 25% per year in the decades to come. With data centres already accounting for approximately 1% of global energy use, 2% of greenhouse gas emissions, and 660 billion litres of water use each year in the US alone, improving the sustainability performance of the rapidly growing sector is more important than ever.
Michael Simmelsgaard, chief operating officer, Ramboll, said, “Two huge trends are shaping our world today: the climate crisis and the digitalisation of society.
“As digitalisation advances and more and more data is transferred, used and stored by people and businesses, data centers have a critical role to play in supporting a green circular economy.”
Simmelsgaard added that Ramboll was working to achieve 100% renewably powered, zero waste data.