The Danish consulting engineering firm buys pioneering American consultancy, doubling its presence in the fast-growing data centre sector.
Ramboll has acquired the specialist data centre consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF). In doing so, the Danish giant has strengthened its position among leading data centre consultancies, a fast growing sector in desperate need of a reduced carbon footprint.
The data-centre sector was already growing fast but has accelerated as the global pandemic changed the way people work. Predictions for global data usage suggest it will now continue to rise by 25% per year in the decades to come.
This has big environmental implications, with data centres already accounting for approximately 1% of global energy use and 2% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Michael Simmelsgaard, chief operating officer at Ramboll, commented: “We are very excited to be welcoming EYPMCF’s experts to Ramboll. For more than two decades, Ramboll has provided expert environmental, water, energy and building services to data centres, helping our clients to design, construct and maintain energy and water efficient solutions around the world. With EYPMCF we add a company with deep technical domain knowledge of mission critical facilities which will strengthen our consultancy in integrated, innovative data centre solutions and strengthen Ramboll’s position in the international premier league of data centre consultancies.”
Rick Einhorn, managing partner at EYPMCF, added: “Joining Ramboll is a great opportunity to expand our consulting and engineering services to our existing global client base while bringing our technical expertise into Ramboll’s existing and future clients across 35 countries around the world. Ramboll is strongly dedicated to supporting the sustainable development of the data centre industry, which resonates with our own position on how crucial it is to reduce the data centres’ climate footprint on our society.”
EYPMCF is made up of 50 experts in the data centre sector, doubling the number within Ramboll.
Michael Simmelsgaard explained how important the connection between sustainability and data is: “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 centres have a critical role to play in supporting a green circular economy. As a trusted partner for sustainable change who is committed to embedding sustainability into everything we do for our clients, our role is to ensure that the facilities we design, build and operate on behalf of our clients are at the cutting edge of environmental performance.”