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M+W Group and Commodore Contracting Joint Venture Wins EPC Contract for Commercial Whole-Sale Data Centre Projects in the UAE

STUTTGART, GERMANY and ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwired – 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.

About M+W Group (www.mwgroup.net): M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality standards and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security, IT and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2012 the company generated an order intake of 3.58 billion euros and revenues of 2.38 billion euros with 7,700 employees. In 2012 M+W Group also celebrated its 100th anniversary.

M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

About Commodore Contracting (www.commodore-contracting.com): Commodore Contracting Co L.L.C. is one of the leading construction companies in the region founded in Abu Dhabi. Since more than 3 decades any kind of buildings have been turnkey completed across U.A.E and Qatar comprising flagship tower buildings, complete villa compounds, ministry buildings, hotels, hospitals and industrial buildings. The Commodore group of companies provides individual building solutions by dedicated business units like Commodore Steel, Commodore Aluminium, Commodore MEP, Commodore Cement and Abaad Wood.

Press contact Abu Dhabi:
Herbert Radlinger
Phone: +971 (0)2613-7111
herbert.radlinger@mwgroup.net

Press contact global:
Michael Gemeinhardt (Germany)
Phone: +49 711 8804-1420
michael.gemeinhardt@mwgroup.net