– As A Hub

Why Denmark – by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Invest In Denmark

  • Low latency and excellent fibre connectivity
  • 99,997 % power grid uptime
  • 100% renewable electricity in the Danish power grid by 2027
  • Most competitive non-household electricity prices in Europe during last half of 2010, according to EUROSTAT
  • Cool climate = free air cooling
  • Use the heat from data centres for district heating
  • Zooned large scale sites at low prices
  • Political, economic and environmental security & stability


  • Geography and meteorology
  • Political and economic environment
  • Danish work culture


  • Denmark on the business charts
  • The datacenter sites - eco system
  • Market conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Fibre connectivity
  • Land for large scale sites available
  • Plug n' play sites avaliable


  • Sustainable
  • Energy efficent
  • Use of waste heat

SafeDenmark on the business charts

SafeGeography & Meteorology of Denmark

  • No natural disaster zones (earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanoes)

  • Stable temperate climate by limited fluctuations in temperature between summer (AVG 13.1 Celsius) and winter (AVG 3.3 Celsius) due to the surrounding waters

  • Perfect for free air cooling

Safe The Danish Landscape

The Danish landscape is generally flat with a few gently rolling plains.

Safe Political and Economic Environment

  • The Danish economy is AAA-rated

  • Denmark has successfully pursued a fixed exchange rate policy since 1982 and DKK is pegged to the Euro since 1999

  • Comprehensive public investments in transport infrastructure, electrical grids and renewable energy

  • In December 2019 the Danish parliament adopted a new climate law committing Denmark to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% in 2030 compared to the 1990 emission level

Safe The Danish Work Culture

Key features of the Danish labour market:

  • Very flexible labour market in terms of hiring and firing
  • Competitive overall labour cost level
  • Highly motivated and productive workforce
  • High English proficiency

The Danish labour market is characterised by flexibility, highly educated talent and high productivity coupled with competitive salary levels in a European context.

The flexibility in adapting your business is unique to the Danish labour market model, where you combine the flexibility of hiring and firing with a safety net for employees. This enables businesses to pursue opportunities and ensures the right talent is there to deliver, while mitigating risk for both parties.

SoundMarket Conditions Reliable and Competitive Green Power

  • One of the most reliable power grids in Europe (No. 1 – 3 depending on source).

  • Connected both to the main European and the Nordic Backbone Grids

  • Fully redundant connections and sufficient power on site (10/15, 50/60, 132/150 and 400 kV grids)

  • Power links to Norway, Sweden, Germany and to the Netherlands

  • 72 % renewable energy in the power mix. Forecast: 100% by 2028 

  • The Nord Pool power market is the most competitive in Europe


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Sound International Power Grid Connectivity

Existing link

  • Norway: 1,700 MW
  • Sweden: 1700 + 740 MW
  • Germany: 1,780 + 600 MW
  • Netherlands 700 MW



  • Germany: 1,000 + 400 MW
  • United Kingdom: 1,400 MW

Sound Subsea Fiber Optic Cable Connectivity

TAT-14 (Transatlantic)

  • Leg 1) Blaabjerg* (DK) – New Jersey (US)

  • Leg 2) Blaabjerg* (DK) – Katwijk (NL) – Norden (D) – Bude (UK) – New Jersey (US)


Atlantic Crossing  1 (Transatlantic)

  • Leg 1) Sylt (D) – Brookhaven NY (US)

  • Leg 2) Sylt (D) – Beverwijk (NL) –
    Whitesands Bay (UK) – Brookhaven NY (US)



  • Blaabjerg* (DK) – Landeyjasandur (ISL)



  • Esbjerg (DK) – Eemshaven (NL)


AquaComm Projects

  • Havfrue: New Jersey (US) – Blaabjerg* (DK)

  • North Sea Connect (Havhingsten) Blaabjerg* (DK) – Newcastle (UK)

*Landingspot Blaabjerg Is in The Municipality of Varde

Sound Very competitive
Cost of power

Electricity prices for non-household consumers, Euro cent per kWh consumption of 20.000- 70.000 MWh

The figure shows electricity prices for non-household consumers in general. Local tax structures may vary depending on industry type.

Continuity of electricity supply
– benchmark

Average of annual interruption duration between 2012-2016

Electricity: planned and unplanned SAIDI, including exceptional events.

Sound Digital Connectivity

  • The fibre optic grid in Denmark is extremely well developed

  • Dark fibres available from several suppliers allowing for competitive pricing

  • Copenhagen is the peering/IX hub

  • The Esbjerg/Varde region is the subsea cable landing hub (US, UK/IRL, NL)

  • The DK/German border region is the German market service hub

SOUND Plug n’ Play Sites Available in All Sizes

2 MW< to < 250 MW +

  • Sites up to 100+ hectares available close to redundant 60/150/400 kV lines
  • European power grid backbone
  • Excellent fibre connectivity
  • Large water reservoirs for cooling - if required
  • Renewable energy (wind, biomass, solar and hydro from Norway/Sweden)


SOUND Land for large scale sites available


  • Area: 43,094 km²
    (The Netherlands: 41,543 km²)
  • Population density (Population/km²): 131
    (The Netherlands: 407)
  • Terrain: Denmark is generally flat with a few gently rolling plains

InfrastructureLatency in and from Denmark

From – to Sum of stretches RTD in ms
Varde – Copenhagen 319 km 3.19 ms
Varde – Stockholm 1155 km 11.55 ms
Varde – Oslo E 835 km 8.35 ms
Varde – Hamburg F 379 km 3.79 ms
Varde – Frankfurt I 973 km 9.73 ms
Varde – Amsterdam 874 km 8.74 ms
Varde – Newcastle 637 km 6.2 ms
Varde – New Jersey 5.996 km 72.0 ms
Copenhagen – Stockholm M 800 km 8.9 ms
Copenhagen – Oslo H 1550 km 15.5 ms
Copenhagen – Hamburg W 495 km 4.95 ms
Copenhagen – Berlin L 551 km 5.51 ms
Copenhagen – Amsterdam 1104 km 11.04 ms
Copenhagen – Frankfurt 1314 km 13.14 ms
Copenhagen – Hannover 683 km 6.83 ms

Source: Global Connect and Aquacomms

Sustainable Sustainable Energy

  • 72 % green power today, 100 % by 2028
  • By 2027, all electricity is expected to be generated from:
    • Wind power
    • Solar
    • Biomass
    • Hydro (imported)
  • No nuclear power plants in Denmark
  • By 2025, Orsted have converted all their coal fired powerplants to biomass fuel

Sustainable Energy Efficiency

- Use of Waste Heat

  • 64 % of Danish households are heated by district heating, mainly from CHP plants and industrial processing
  • Waste heat from data centres could be used for district heating
  • Three major advantages:
    • Use waste heat and conserve natural resources

    • Reduce carbon emissions

    • Increase overall energy efficiency

Want to know more? Contact us today

Jørgen Nielbæk, Senior Consultant, Varde