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M+W Group and Commodore Contracting Joint Venture wins EPC contract

STUTTGART/GERMANY, May 22, 2013 - Khazna Data Center Limited, a new provider of data centre infrastructure based in Abu Dhabi, appointed a joint venture formed by M+W Group and Commodore Contracting to design and build the largest commercial whole-sale data centre project in the UAE.

The contract includes engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of two data centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai built to green building regulations and environmentally sustainable goals of energy efficiency.

The Abu Dhabi facility will be located on a 40,000 square meters site and the Dubai facility on a 34,000 square meters site. In the first phase each site will include 2,400 square meters white space area, with the capacity to expand as demand grows. Scheduled to be completed by December 2013, the centers are designed to be the largest data centres in the UAE occupying an area of 13,000 square meters.

Saeed Basweidan, CEO of Khazna, commented: “We realize the importance of technological advancement and reliability in meeting customer needs. Introducing the largest facilities in the UAE and the region will help us position ourselves as a key provider of whole-sale space.”

Jürgen Wild, CEO of M+W Group, added: “We are pleased to be selected by Khazna Data Center Limited as their EPC-partner for the largest datacenter currently being built in the Middle East using our global project experience.”
The project is part of Khazna Data Center’s strategy to venture into the whole-sale data centre-services market. Each data centre comprises of 6 independent data centre modules (PODs), and provides Tier 3+ availability standards, based on international rating standards.