Sterling and Wilson exploit the full potential of their data center business

_Mr. Prasanna Sarambale, CEO, Data Centre Business, Mr. Khurshed Daruvala, Chairman of SWPL.jpg

Sterling and Wilson, a renowned provider of expert data center EPC solutions, is renowned for its exceptional quality, engineering prowess, and domain expertise in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

Sterling and Wilson Private Limited, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group Company and one of India’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms, declared that it has reached definitive agreements with a group of strategic investors to spin off its Data Centre business into a new entity. This will enable the Data Center industry to realize its full growth potential. Sterling and Wilson was one of the first Indian EPC companies to establish a strategic business unit (SBU) for data centres in 2015. Over the last eight years, S&W has established a strong reputation and immaculate credentials by successfully supplying 24 DCs with a total capacity of 63 MW.

The organisation is the preferred provider of expert Data Centre EPC solutions to its clients in India and throughout the world. As an established participant in India, Africa, and the Middle East, S&W has built a reputation for best-in-class quality, engineering prowess, and unrivaled domain experience. Six of the 24 DCs have been delivered to international markets in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The company holds a rare distinction of delivering multiple Uptime Tier III and IV certified DC on Design and Build basis, including the Bhamashah State DC project and Telecom Egypt project. It is often invited by several clients to submit offers on an exclusive basis, given its track record of successful project delivery. Clients such as Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and Raxio have offered Sterling and Wilson repeat orders.

Prasanna Sarambale, CEO, Data Centre Business, Sterling and Wilson Private Limited said, “We are certain that this agreement will bolster business growth by fully leveraging our strength as a market leader and taking advantage of the unprecedented expansion happening across the Data Centre industry. This growth will benefit all stakeholders with higher project realization and improved cash flows due to substantial increase in the average ticket size of DC projects worldwide.”

 “Our unwavering dedication to excellence remains steadfast and ensures our commitment to advancing technology, driving innovation, and delivering exceptional value to our clients. Also, with the rapid and continuous transformation across the Data Centre industry, sustainability, innovation, and edge computing will emerge as a priority for which we are fully geared up”, Prasanna Sarambale stated.

The company is a market leader in Egypt’s DC sector, having completed four Data Centers successfully. It is now working on 5 MW in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 10 MW for a Hyperscaler in Hyderabad, India, and 3 MW for a client in the African countries of DR Congo and Angola. It anticipates more projects in India, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

The company has produced turnkey DC projects, including civil scope, by building in-house expertise and forming relevant alliances in a variety of industries. Its unrivalled offers include conventional brick and mortar, prefabricated modular solutions, and containerised data centres. This is further supported by completely integrated in-house design, execution, testing, and commissioning teams.

Khurshed Daruvala, Chairman of SWPL said, “Sterling & Wilson has been India’s leading turnkey Data Centre EPC company for the past decade, having executed marquee projects in India and abroad. With the advent of the Cloud and, more recently, AI – the demand for world-class data centres is fast increasing. With this lies an enormous opportunity for S&W to enjoy sustainable growth in the DC business both in domestic and international markets. As a diversified business group with interest across Solar EPC, Industrial EPC, T&D, MEP, Generators and other segments, we felt that the Data Centre portfolio has tremendous potential. We, therefore, inked this agreement to strengthen our balance sheet to support our brilliant management team. The new investors on board will further strengthen our financial position. Their solid investment track record will give an impetus to our growth. I am very happy to give the team, who has been loyal to us for the past decade, an opportunity to flourish in this exciting industry.” 

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