DigiPlex buys land in Denmark for new data centre campus
22 February 2021 | Abigail Opiah
DigiPlex has acquired a plot of 110,000 m2 of land to construct five data centres for a new campus site in Denmark.
The campus will be constructed in Høje-Taastrup municipality to the west of Copenhagen in an area surrounded by industrial developments and is part of "The Finger-Plan" development' strategy of the Greater Copenhagen Area.
DigiPlex said it has secured enough electricity supply for the first phase, with an option to increase this to as much as 100MW as the campus grows.
"We are seeing huge interest in sustainable data centre development in the Nordic region and continue to invest to capitalise on this trend,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.
“The acquisition of this major plot, plus the Norwegian land acquisition we announced last month, further strengthens DigiPlex ability to rapidly meet the need for data centre capacity from hyperscalers as well as local and international businesses requiring ultra-sustainable, cost-effective colocation facilities.
"Through close collaboration with all parties we already have power agreements, access to water, and all necessary building regulation approvals in place.
“We are ready to start campus construction and are already in discussion with a number of potential international customers."
Five water-cooled data centres are planned with the majority of water requirements met by onsite wells and rainwater, according to the company.
"We are very happy to welcome DigiPlex to Høje-Taastrup. Their data centre campus will not only bring jobs but also add value to the municipality,” said Michael Ziegler, Mayor of Høje-Taastrup.
“DigiPlex which is an environmentally sustainable datacenter will create development and invest in our local infrastructure and ecosystem.
“I'm also very pleased to announce that DigiPlex has kindly agreed to contribute to water reservoirs and to upgrade local roads as well as building new cycle paths. This will benefit the whole community.”
As part of the agreement, DigiPlex plans to build a lake to collect rainwater for use in cooling as well as contribute to a storm-water basin to benefit the local community.
"Data centre developments such as DigiPlex' are exactly what we aim for to bring the advantages of the digitalisation to Danish economy,” commented Maria Tarp, Director, Invest in Denmark.
“The high-value services will cement Denmark's already established reputation as a perfect location for these enablers of the sustainable digital economy. We are pleased to see DigiPlex expanding its current footprint in Denmark to now also include Høje-Taastrup.”
Carl H. Petersen of the CRT companies, who is selling the land said it was important that the new owner added value to the land and to the local community.
DigiPlex has a total of seven data centres in the Nordic region and opened new centres at Fetsund and Hobøl last year.
An additional centre is under construction at Fetsund and 100,000 m2 of land has been purchased for an additional campus outside Oslo at Treklyngen industrial park in Ringerike.