Pursuant to announcement on 1st March 2022, this press release has been updated from the previously branded “DigiPlex” to “STACK Infrastructure,” “STACK,” or “STACK EMEA – Nordics” to reflect the current branding.
Copenhagen, DENMARK — February 22, 2021 — STACK Infrastructure (“STACK”) , the digital infrastructure partner to the world’s most innovative companies, has acquired a plot of 110,000 m², secured enough renewable power to support the development, as well as onsite water, planning and building permissions to construct five data centers for a major new campus site. This second STACK datacenter site in Denmark will feature waste heat recovery technology to feed into the existing district heating system as part of a significant environmental sustainability commitment.
The campus will be constructed in Høje-Taastrup municipality to the west of Copenhagen in an area surrounded by industrial developments and is part of “The Finger-Plan” development’ strategy of the Greater Copenhagen Area. STACK has secured enough electricity supply for the first phase, with an option to increase this to as much as 100MW as the campus grows. Five water-cooled data centers are planned with the majority of water requirements met by onsite wells and rainwater. This is in-line with STACK’s commitment to reduce demand on mains water supplies. As part of the agreement STACK will build a lake to collect rainwater for use in cooling as well as contribute to a storm-water basin to benefit the local community. Two cycle tracks and upgrades and extension to local roads will also be delivered as part of the development.
“We are seeing huge interest in sustainable data center development in the Nordic region and continue to invest to capitalize on this trend. The acquisition of this major plot, plus the Norwegian land acquisition we announced last month, further strengthens STACK ability to rapidly meet the need for data center capacity from hyperscalers as well as local and international businesses requiring ultra-sustainable, cost-effective colocation facilities,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO, STACK EMEA – Nordics. “Through close collaboration with all parties we already have power agreements, access to water, and all necessary building regulation approvals in place. We are ready to start campus construction and are already in discussion with a number of potential international customers.”
“We are very happy to welcome STACK to Høje-Taastrup. Their data center campus will not only bring jobs, but also add value to the municipality. STACK which is an environmentally sustainable datacenter will create development and invest in our local infrastructure and ecosystem. I’m also very pleased to announce that STACK has kindly agreed to contribute to water reservoirs and to upgrade local roads as well as building new cycle paths. This will benefit the whole community”, commented Michael Ziegler, Mayor of Høje-Taastrup.
“Data center developments such as STACK’s, are exactly what we aim for to bring the advantages of the digitalization to Danish economy. The high-value services will cement Denmark’s already established reputation as a perfect location for these enablers of the sustainable digital economy. We are pleased to see STACK expanding its current footprint in Denmark to now also include Høje-Taastrup,” commented Maria Tarp, Director, Invest in Denmark.
Carl H. Petersen of the CRT companies, who is selling the land, added; “It was important to us that the new owner added value to the land and to the local community. In STACK I know we have found the perfect owner. The company’s plans complement local development priorities, create opportunity for citizens and will deliver a highly sustainable campus and over DKK 22 million in infrastructure upgrades.”
STACK has a total of seven data centers in the Nordic region, and opened new centers at Fetsund and Hobøl last year. An additional center is under construction at Fetsund and 100,000 m² of land has been purchased for an additional campus outside Oslo at Treklyngen industrial park in Ringerike.
ABOUT STACK INFRASTRUCTURE
STACK Infrastructure is a leading provider of digital infrastructure to scale the world’s most innovative companies. The Company delivers an extensive geographic footprint spanning the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific and a comprehensive suite of data center and digital infrastructure solutions, including hyperscale campuses and build-to-suit data centers (“HYPERSTACK”), immediately available wholesale colocation and private data suites (“READYSTACK”), and powered shell options (“POWERSTACK”).
With a client-first approach, unparalleled existing capacity, and flexible expansion capacity in the leading data center markets, STACK offers the scale and geographic reach that rapidly growing hyperscale and enterprise companies need.
For more information about STACK, please visit: www.stackinfra.com.