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Data Centers Nordic III

Published: September 2017
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Datacenter Nordics III is the third annual report from BroadGroup and covers 8 countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia who collectively own 260 third party data center facilities.

With its abundance of renewable energy, and in most cases a competitive energy tax, and land availability the region is set to be targeted for further hyperscale development by US players and with Asian firms the Nordics can potentially harness new infrastructure investments.

The report assesses available power for third party facilities and hyperscales and projects that third party m2 space will increase by more than 26% by the end of 2018. It also examines the investment made in the region and provides an overview of the brownfield and greenfield opportunities currently available.

A combination of M&A activity, market entry by new investors, promotional initiatives by Sweden, Norway and Denmark in particular to attract hyperscale investment and the emergence of eco-systems will significantly change the landscape over the next 12-18 months.

The report contains forecasts for m2 and MW through to the end of 2018 for third party data centers.