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Meta announces expansion of data center in Odense

Denmark continues to grow as a European digital hub as Meta (former Facebook) announces plans for expansion of its current data center in Odense. This new investment underlines Denmark’s position is one of the most interesting countries to plan future facilities of green data centers.
Meta’s plan to construct two new buildings at the existing campus in Odense will add additional 90,000 sqm (corresponding to just over 13 football pitches) to the area. The construction is scheduled to begin in April 2022.  

Sustainable datacentre operation in Denmark

The Odense campus is Meta’s first data centre in the world that supplies the local district heating company with surplus heat. In 2022, the heat recovery solution will could produce enough heat for 11,700 homes in Odense. 

By this latest announcement, Meta also stated that their data centers have achieved net zero carbon emissions, and their Odense data center is supported by 100% renewable energy and LEED® Gold level certified, which means they use less energy and are more water-efficient on average than industry standard.

Invest in Denmark in a supporting role

Invest in Denmark has been supporting and advising Meta in the process of establishing the data centers in Denmark. Site selection and contact with Danish authorities are among the tasks that Invest in Denmark has assisted Meta with. 
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I am very happy that Meta has chosen to expand its data center in Odense. Invest in Denmark is proud to have worked with Meta to make the expansion happen. This new investment shows that Denmark is a perfect location for green digital investments. Green power, low latency networks and one of Europe’s most reliable power grids are just some of the reasons why global companies and international co-location operators are looking to Denmark.
Steen Hommel State Secretary for Trade and Global Sustainability
State Secretary for Trade and Global Sustainability, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

WHY DENMARK?

There are several reasons for Denmark’s leading potential as a European digital hub. The political and economic environment is a primary reason owing to the country’s stable and AAA-rated economy. Moreover, established plants will be close to consumers in Central Europe and within a stretch of good power opportunities. The availability of large-scale sites at low prices gives data center operators the opportunity to establish bigger investment projects that aims to implement environmental friendly data centres.

To read more about datacenter opportunities in Denmark, click here.

To read Meta’s announcement, click here.

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