Danish engineer Ramboll has bought US data centre consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities (EYPMCF) for an undisclosed sum.
EYPMCF is data centre strategy, planning, design and commissioning company. It has a 50-strong team, which will now be increased to more than 100.
The acquisition will allow Ramboll to strengthen its position in the data centre market, while reducing its carbon footprint.
Ramboll estimates that global data usage will increase 25% a year over the next decades, and already accounts for approximately 1% of global energy use and 2% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Michael Simmelsgaard, Ramboll’s chief operating officer, said: “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, EYPMCF’s managing partner, said: “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.”