Q&A with Invest in Denmark: The Nordics May Be the Answer for Many Data Center Opportunities

COPENHAGEN -- Invest in Denmark is the official investment promotion agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Invest in Denmark provides tailor-made solutions for foreign companies looking to set up or expand business or research activities in Denmark – free of charge and in full confidentiality. Jens Oerum is working as an Investment Manager at Invest in Denmark. Oerum is based in New York City, and is assisting North American companies in establishing their businesses in Denmark. Kim Schultz is working as a Special Advisor at Invest in Denmark. Schultz is based in the city of Odense in Denmark, and is focusing on assisting data center companies in establishing their businesses in Denmark. In this Q&A, we connected with Oerum & Schultz to explore why the Nordics region, specifically Denmark, is poised to fill many niches in Europe's data center arena. CapRE: Thanks for chatting with us today. We always enjoy learning about the latest in the Nordics. We hear you’ve been keeping very busy with hyperscalers activity. Schultz: Yes. For example if we take Facebook, seven or eight years ago they had their first data center up in the northern part of Sweden. And since then they have moved to Denmark, which is closer to central Europe. They’re now building a 53,000 square meter data center right in the middle of Denmark in a city called Odense. Recently, they confirmed that they are considering a second large-scale…