Egypt Gets Sterling & Wilson’s First Data Centre Project

Highlights :

  • This is Sterling and Wilson’s First data centre project .
  • The firm has announced data centres as one of the key focus areas for future growth.

Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd (SWPL), a Shapoorji Pallonji group company and one of India’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company and also the promoters of Sterling and Wilson Solar, today announced that it has successfully delivered its first prefabricated data centre project in Egypt.

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The project was executed for Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt, Cairo, in partnership with RZ-Products, the products business unit of DCG (Data Center Group), a Germany-based company specialising in developing modular data centre solutions. Total value of the project is USD two million (INR 14 crore* approximately).

The project was completed on time while adhering to national and international standards. The mandate also includes the operation and maintenance (O&M) service of the project. The room-in-room data center solutions are fully ECB-S compliant and are protected against explosion, fire, water, corrosive gases, vandalism, intrusion,  eavesdropping/radiation, noise, dust, and debris. The project is a benchmark for the Egyptian market.

Project Specifications

The project comprises a DC-IT-Room GranITe ECB-S solution for the IT space, a QuartzITe-Room 9.0 for two power rooms, ensuring maximum availability of the IT systems and hosting mission-critical business processes for Faisal Bank. Furthermore, this solution is fully modular and can be extended at any time. Thus, the total cost of ownership and return on investment are secured over the long term for the data centre.

SWPL has a partnership with RZ-Products for executing projects in several global markets.

Key Executive Quotes 

Prasanna Sarambale, CEO, Data Center Business, Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd, said, “We are delighted to have successfully handed over our maiden project in Egypt, a first-of-its-kind in the region. It gives us immense pleasure to meet customer’s unique requirement of scalable, safe, compliant, and cost-effective data center solutions. With our technical expertise, design capabilities and market understanding, we can further penetrate this market, delivering turnkey solutions for projects of any scale and size.”

Jörgen Venot, Head of Sales and Marketing for the German DATA CENTRE GROUP and its international product division RZ-Productssaid“Winning such a project with a partner like S&W is a milestone in Egypt. Faisal Bank had the highest expectations in terms of quality, availability and physical protection of their critical IT infrastructure, and we are glad that our German engineering, combined with a global track record of projects already delivered, from private corporations to governmental entities, made the difference, thus building a bridge for further projects in Egypt and on the continent.”

The Data Centre Market

The Global Data centre market is expected to be worth close to $60 billion by 2025. India itself, powered by digitisation in EduTech, FinTech, HealthTech, GamingTech, ACES Mobility, and Entertainment & Media, among others, is expected to see a boom. NASSCOM estimates cloud storage requirements to be worth over $7.1 billion by 2022 in India. A trend that is set to accelerate with the disruptions and permanent changes brought into focus by the Covid Pandemic.

With their high power consumption, data centres increasingly offer strong synergies for small solar plants that can power them. Centres with solar+battery storage are coming up  to ensure lower carbon footprints for the energy intensive constructions.

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