– 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: The green facts

invest in denmark
- datacentre focus

  • We assist foreign companies seeking to invest, setup or expand their business or research activities in Denmark - all free of charge and in full confidentiality.
  • We focus on providing bespoke advisory services, not on marketing.
  • We have been working with data centres since 2013 with a dedicated sector specialist since 2015.
  • Denmark's international ranking as a destination for data centre investments went from none to #1 in five years.
  • Our data centre sector focus is anchored in our
    green/cleantech team and we work actively on sector integration and achieving synergies with our other sector initiatives including district heating and power-to-x.
  • To date: 30+ investment cases with an estimated EUR 3-4 billion direct sector investments mainly from hyperscale operators (covering data centres, connectivity and related infrastructure).

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 direct free air cooling (already practised)

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.

SoundReliable 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 interconnectors to Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and UK in Q4 2023 

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

Energisystemet lige nu | Energinet
Eltransmissionsnettet i dag | Energinet
Kapacitetskort for elnettet (
Open Infrastructure Map (

Sound Reliable power hub of the north

  • Interconnectors is a core stone in the Danish power infrastructure
  • Interconnectors secure the system’s ability to meet total demand through capacity adequacy and grid adequacy.​

Security of electricity supply in Denmark (pdf)

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

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

  • Low latency to major European data hubs Denmark

  • Copenhagen is the major peering/ IX hub.

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

  • The fibre optic grid in Denmark is extremely well developed

  • Dark fibres available from several suppliers allowing for competitive pricing


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 2027
  • By 2027, all electricity is expected to be generated from:
    • Wind power
    • Solar
    • Biomass
    • Hydro (imported)
  • No nuclear power plants in Denmark
  • By 2023, Orsted have converted all their coal fired powerplants to biomass fuel
  • By 2028, the last two remaining coal fired power plants must be converted to biomass or shut down

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