Ramboll acquires leading data centre consulting company

Ramboll has acquired the data center consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF). With the strategic acquisition Ramboll will strengthen its position in the international premier league of data center consultancies and add fuel to its important mission of contributing to lowering the carbon footprint of the industry which is a key component in our digitalized society.

EYPMCF is a 50-person strong recognized pioneer in data center 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 center experts globally and expects revenue from data center consulting services to reach USD 60 million in 2025.

“We are very excited to be welcoming EYPMCF’s experts to Ramboll,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Chief Operating Officer at Ramboll says. “For more than two decades, Ramboll has provided expert environmental, water, energy and building services to data centers 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 center solutions and strengthen Ramboll’s position in the international premier league of data center consultancies,” he says.

For Rick Einhorn, Managing Partner at EYPMCF, the acquisition also brings great opportunity to the US-based company.

“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 center industry, which resonates with our own position on how crucial it is to reduce the data centers' climate footprint on our society,” he says.

Already a sector in growth, the pandemic has fueled even greater demand for data centers and mission critical facilities around the world, with predictions for global data usage to continue to increase by 25% per year in the decades to come. With data centers 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.

“Two huge trends are shaping our world today: the climate crisis and the digitalization of society,” Michael Simmelsgaard says. “As digitalization 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. 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. At Ramboll we operate with the mindset that 100 percent renewably powered, zero waste data centers are achievable,” Michael Simmelsgaard says.

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