African Data Center Construction Market to Reach Over $520 Million by 2024


Arizton’s recent market research report on the Middle East & Africa data center construction market provides comprehensive industry and competitive analysis, trend forecasts. The research study segments the market by electrical infrastructure (UPS systems, generators, transfer switches and switch gears, rack PDUs, and others electrical infrastructure), tier standards (Tier I&II, Tier III, and Tier IV), mechanical infrastructure (cooling systems, racks, and other infrastructure), general construction (building design, building development, physical security, DCIM, installation and commissioning services), and geography (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria).

The Middle East & Africa data center construction market is expected to reach $1 billion, growing at a CAGR of over 9% during 2018−2014.

The market research report offers market share analysis in terms of area (thousand square feet) and power capacity (MW) during the forecast period. The demand for cloud services is growing among SMEs in the MEA region. It is expected that over 70% of the organizations operating in the MEA region will shift to cloud services by 2024.

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This report includes a detailed segmentation of the market by electrical infrastructure, tier standards, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and geography.

The UPS systems segment is likely to dominate the MEA data center construction market

The demand for UPS systems with a capacity of over 500 kVA will be high among large data centers, whereas small and medium-sized facilities will adopt data center UPS systems. Power outages and fluctuations make UPS systems critical components for continuous operations and prevent infrastructure failures. Schneider Electric is innovating its data center offerings to increase energy efficiency and scalability features, including lithium-ion batteries for UPS systems.

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The DCIM segment to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period

DCIM solutions in data centers comprise features such as asset management through inventory and maintenance requirements. The capacity management feature in DCIMs helps identify the power and cooling requirement per rack or for the entire data center. DCIM solutions offer features to control power consumption, improve efficiency, and increase operational capabilities. The MEA data center construction market by DCIM is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 18% during 2018-2024. As the energy consumption of data centers has become a major challenge along with the growing cost of downtime, the importance of DCIM solutions is growing among data centers in the market. MEA is a growing market in terms of data center operations. Major vendors of DCIM solutions are infrastructure providers offering integrated packaged solutions that require low deployment time.

Africa is likely to be the largest market for the MEA data center construction market

The African data center construction market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% by 2024. South Africa leads the data center market with the presence of multiple data center facilities with the power capacity of over 5 MW. In early 2019, the market witnessed the investment from Microsoft for its first cloud region in South Africa.  AWS and Google are likely to follow Microsoft in the future. In 2017, Teraco raised funding to expand its presence in the country. The company also has planned to establish hyperscale data center facilities with a power capacity of around 20 MW in the region. Teraco, Liquid Telecommunication, Neotel, Internet Solutions, Vodacom, and MTN are the major colocation providers in the country. A few prominent data center providers in Nigeria are MainOne, Medallion Communication, MTN, and Rack Center. Around 58% of the businesses in Nigeria are currently using minimum one cloud-based service. Medallion Communication announced to expand its connectivity and data center infrastructure to Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Kano, and Asaba regions in Nigeria.

ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, MTU Onsite Energy (Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG), Rittal, Eaton, Shenzhen Envicool Technology, EURO-DIESEL, Hitec Power Protection, Legrand Group, Schneider Electric, STULZ, and Vertiv are the prominent infrastructure providers.

Africa Data Centres, Amazon Web Service (AWS), Batelco, Equinix, Global Data Center, Khazna Data Centers, Liquid Telecommunications, MainOne, Microsoft, Mobily, Ooredoo QSC, GPX Global Systems, Gulf Data Hub,, Internet Solutions, Telkom Kenya, Teraco Data Environments, and Turkcell are the prominent data center investors.

ALEC Engineering and Contracting, Atkins, Aveng Grinaker, Concor,  Harinsa Qatar, Huawei, ICS Nett, ISG, KAR Group, Laing O'Rourke, McLaren Construction Group, Edarat Group, Etix Everywhere, Future-Tech, NOVA Mission Critical, QATAR SITE & POWER (QSP), and Red Engineering are the prominent data center construction contractors.

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The complete overview of the latest market research report on the MEA data center construction market by Arizton is now available.

The report offers a detailed study of major trends, drivers, challenges, and also provides market sizing and forecast for major geographical regions and key countries.

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