14 November 2019

Linesight’s Middle East data centre pipeline worth over US$400m


International construction consultantcy firm, Linesight, is leading the way in successfully delivering data centre developments throughout the Middle East, with a current pipeline of on-going projects worth in excess of US$400 million.

The company’s expertise in cost estimation, tender management and appointment as well as strategy implementation has resulted in a 30-40% increase in the number of data centre projects awarded to Linesight - with several high-profile project works currently ongoing in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. 

And this trend looks set to continue with the global data centre market expected to increase by US$284.4 billion between 2019 and 2023, growing at a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 17%, according to a recent report by Technavio. 

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Commenting on this projection, Ciaran McCormack, Regional Director for the Middle East, Linesight, 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.”

Building on this, increased investments in data centres in the MEA, and indeed globally, can also be attributed to the vast use of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).

According to research and advisory company, Gartner, of the data centers that fail to prepare for AI and Machine learning, 30% will no longer be operationally or economically viable by 2020. In light of this stark reality, it is mandatory that data centres invest in cutting-edge solutions that will help them stay ahead of the curve. 

“AI’s potential in data centres is almost limitless. Not only does it have the potential to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies, it can also enhance security and improve relationships between facilities and their customers by reducing the chance of outages as well as enabling facilities to continuously meet the most challenging service-level agreements,” said McCormack. 

Since opening its Middle East regional office in Dubai in 2008, Linesight has completed data centre projects in the GCC with a capital value in excess of US$1.5 billion including providing cost management services on the first modular DC project in the 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 a global reach, with 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 in excess of US$31 billion globally and US$10 billion in the GCC.

For more details, please visit www.linesight.com

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Notes to editors

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. The company has developed long-lasting relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world and has earned a reputation as a world leader in the field by continually evolving to best meet the needs of clients. 

The company has knowledge and experience spanning a multitude of sectors including Commercial, Data Centers, Life Sciences, Healthcare, High-Tech Industrial, Hospitality, Education, Residential, Retail, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Oil & Gas. 

Linesight has a global reach with staff located across the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. The company’s permanent and long-established presence in these areas allows for the development of strategic partnerships, access to local resources, formulation of the most current market insights, and knowledge of each territory.


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