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November 2018-January 2019

Danish government in ambitious datacentre push

Denmark’s ambition to become a leading Nordic and European location for hyperscale datacentres continues to gain momentum by attracting major industry actors and government support. Danish politicians are calling it the renewable energy “dividend”. The country is offering access to a low-cost and expanding renewable energy base to lure global companies such as Facebook, Google and Apple. And the plan appears to be working. Not only do Facebook, Google and Apple have a presence in Denmark, but they are all growing their operations there. Apple is constructing a 166,000m2 hyperscale datacentre near Viborg and is set to build a second datacentre near Aabenraa. Meanwhile, Facebook is building a 55,000m2 datacentre in Odense and Google has acquired a 200-acre site in Fredericia and a 280-acre site in Aabenraa for potential datacentre projects. The Havfrue (the Danish word for mermaid) submarine cable project, which will connect North America with a number of European countries, including Denmark, is seen as another asset to help the ...

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