Construction consultancy Linesight, which is focused on delivering data centre developments throughout the Middle East, announced that it has a pipeline of ongoing projects worth more than $400m (AED1.47bn).
Since opening its Middle East regional office in Dubai in 2008, the consultancy has completed data centre projects in the GCC region with a capital value of more than $1.5bn (AED5.5bn).
According to the consultancy, its expertise in cost estimation, tender management, appointments, and strategy implementation has resulted in a 30-40% increase in the number of data centre projects that it has been awarded, including ongoing projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain.
Linesight also points to a Technavio report, which states that the global data centre market will increase by $284.4bn between 2019 and 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 17%.
Commenting on this projection, regional director for the Middle East at Linesight, Ciaran McCormack, said: “Increased government support of the digital economy in the Middle East and Africa, combined with the growth in cloud adoption, network upgrades to support 5G, and the migration from on-premise infrastructure to co-location and managed services are expected to be the driving forces behind this growth in the MEA region.”
McCormack added: “With an 85% referral rate and strong repeat business within our network, we’ve become the ‘go-to’ experts for the implementation of data centres in the Middle East. Working to deliver a seamless and efficient process to clients, we understand the challenges faced when delivering this critical infrastructure and continuously strive to deliver cost savings wherever possible.”
Linesight has staff located in 21 offices around the world including the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. The company is currently working in more than 150 countries on project developments worth more than $31bn (AED113.87bn) and $10bn (AED36.73bn) in the GCC.