Data Center Construction Markets in the Nordic Region, Forecast to 2025 – Increasing Adoption of the Distinct Heating Concept, Growing Construction of Cryptocurrency Data Centers

   2020-06-30 11:06

DUBLIN, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Data Center Construction Market in Nordic – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to’s offering.

In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included

The study considers the present scenario of the Nordic data center construction market and its market dynamics for the period 2019-2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The report offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.

The Nordic data center construction market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 1% during the period 2019-2025

The Nordic data center market has been a favorable destination for data center developments and investments for hyperscale data center operators, colocation providers, and cryptocurrency operators. The adoption of cloud-based services, big data analytics, and IoT services has grown significantly by local enterprises across countries in the Nordic region, boosting local colocation demand in the market. Public cloud and hybrid infrastructure services have witnessed strong growth in recent years.

The market is witnessing significant investments in submarine cable projects from service providers. Telecommunication providers are investing heavily to strengthen the broadband services in the region. The availability of renewable sources of energy is the major market driver, with majority of data centers powered through renewable energy sources.

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has significantly increased data traffic from March 2020 onwards. The global data center construction market is facing a major slowdown due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19. To provide high availability services, operators are taking precautionary measures for their on-site employees. Colocation data center operators have reduced onsite staff and postponed non-critical maintenance and construction projects.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the Nordic data center construction market during the forecast period:

  • Increasing Adoption of Distinct Heating Concept
  • Growing Construction of Cryptocurrency Data Centers
  • Rising Modular Data Center Deployment
  • Increasing Adoption of Cloud-based Services

Nordic Data Center Construction Market Segmentation

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by electrical infrastructure, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, tier standards, and geography.

The increased data centers construction in Denmark is expected to observe the demand for intelligent and efficient power infrastructure solutions during the forecast period. The redundancy in infrastructures such as UPS systems and PDUs is likely to be over 2N, whereas for switchgears it will be N+1 configuration with dual power line inside and outside facilities. Several facilities in Sweden have adopted N+N redundant power infrastructure. Data centers must be flexible enough to facilitate additional redundancy. A majority of facilities will be powered by dual power lines, and rural developments will include on-site substations. The use of redundant diesel generators might reduce due to a strong power grid supply in the Nordic region. Generators and switchgears with N+1 redundant configuration are being adopted in the facilities. The UPS and PDUs in N+N, 2N, 2N+1 configuration are being installed due to their flexible designs.

In terms of cooling, data centers in Denmark have an advantage as the region offers 85% free cooling annually. This reduces electricity consumption by cooling units by up to 50%. The data centers in Norway use free cooling chillers, adiabatic dry coolers, and evaporative coolers to cool down the IT infrastructure. The adoption of cooling techniques is highly dependent on the location and design of the facility. It is expected that most future investments will involve evaporative coolers, whereas the possibility of using an abundance of water resources is also high.

In Nordic, the market is completely dominated by greenfield development. In these projects, building development is carried out by major construction contractors in coordination with design and infrastructure providers and service operators. The involvement of sub-contractors is high as they have strong expertise in building structures in a particular location. Denmark continues to dominate with hyperscale greenfield development. These data center projects provide high revenue opportunities for general contractors. Local sub-contractors are also expected to witness continuous growth in their revenues during the forecast period. With the increased construction of hyperscale facilities, the demand for skilled professionals is likely to grow in the country. The growth in greenfield hyperscale facilities will generate more revenue for installation and commission service providers in Nordic.

The Tier I & Tier II data center market is expected to register a negative CAGR during the forecast period. The number of Tier I and Tier II facilities has reduced significantly over the past five years because of the increasing awareness of the use of redundant infrastructure. UPS and PDU systems in Tier II data centers are equipped with minimum N+N redundancy. A majority of under-developed projects across the Nordic region fall under the Tier III category. This trend is likely to continue during the forecast period. Many operators are expected to move to the Tier IV category based on the growth in rack power capacity and critical applications. In Finland and Iceland, there are three data centers that are Uptime Institute Certified under the Tier III category.

Insights by Geography

Facebook investments in its Odense Data Center Facility in Denmark is followed by Google broke ground on its first Denmark data center, which is likely to be functional by 2021. In terms of colocation providers, Bulk Infrastructure invested in its DK01 Campus along with investments from DigiPlex, GlobalConnect, and Interxion are investing in the data center market in Denmark. In Norway, Microsoft and Equinor contributed to the investment along with Green Mountain with investments in facilities such as DC2 Telemark and Telemark & Stavanger Data Center.

In 2019, Stockholm was the major investment destination Sweden that includes seven facility development activities with an estimated investment of over $350 million. Hyperscale renewable procurement is growing YOY in the region. For instance, Google has signed a 12-year contract with a power company in Norway to supply 160 MW of wind energy to power its data centers in Europe. The country has ample renewable energy sources to support large facilities.

Insights by Vendors

The Nordic data center construction market is witnessing a steady growth in terms of greenfield and modular data center construction, with the high adoption of efficient and modular data center infrastructure solutions. The market has evolved over the years with multiple innovations focused on reducing power and water consumption and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. Schneider Electric, Eaton, Rittal, Vertiv, and ABB are leading vendors in the electrical infrastructure market. Vendors are also partnering with modular data center developers and direct liquid cooling providers to increase revenues. This trend is likely to continue during the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage

4.1 Market Definition

4.2 Base Year

4.3 Scope of the Study

4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats

5.1 Key Caveats

5.2 Currency Conversion

5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction

7.1 Internet & Data Growth

7.2 Data Center Site Selection Criteria

7.3 Electricity Pricing Across Major Data Center Locations

7.4 Submarine Cables

8 Impact of COVID-19

8.1 Impact of COVID-19 on Data Center Industry

8.2 Impact of COVID-19 in Nordic

9 Market Opportunities & Trends

9.1 Increasing Adoption of Distinct Heating Concept

9.2 Growing Construction of Cryptocurrency Data Centers

9.3 Increasing Construction Hyperscale Data Center Facilities

9.4 Rising Modular Data Center Deployment

10 Market Growth Enablers

10.1 Rising Adoption of Cloud-Based Services

10.2 Growing Investments in Data Centers by Colocation Operators

10.3 Availability of Renewable Energy Sources

10.4 Free Cooling Lowers Pue of Data Centers

10.5 Tax Incentives & Land Availability for Development

11 Market Growth Restraints

11.1 Lack of Skilled Workforce

11.2 High Procurement Cost of Efficient Infrastructure

11.3 Physical Security Constraints

12 Market Landscape

12.1 Market Overview

12.2 Investment: Market Size & Forecast

12.3 Area: Market Size & Forecast

12.4 Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

12.5 Five Forces Analysis

13 Infrastructure Segmentation

13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

13.2 Market Overview

13.3 Electrical Infrastructure

13.4 Mechanical Infrastructure

13.5 General Construction

14 Electrical Infrastructure

14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

14.2 UPS Systems

14.3 Generators

14.4 Transfer Switches & Switchgear

14.5 Power Distribution Units

14.6 Other Electrical Infrastructure

15 Mechanical Infrastructure

15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

15.2 Cooling Systems

15.3 Racks

15.4 Other Mechanical Infrastructure

16 Cooling Systems

16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

16.2 CRAC & CRAH Units

16.3 Chiller Units

16.4 Cooling Towers, Dry Coolers, & Condenser

16.5 Economizers & Evaporative Coolers

16.6 Other Cooling Units

17 Cooling Technique

17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

17.2 Air-Based Cooling Techniques

17.3 Liquid-Based Cooling Techniques

18 General Construction

18.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

18.2 Building Development

18.3 Installation & Commissioning Services

18.4 Building Design

18.5 Physical Security


19 Tier Standards

19.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

19.2 Overview Of Tier Standards

19.3 Tier I & II

19.4 Tier III

19.5 Tier IV

20 Country Segmentation

20.1 Investment: Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.2 Area: Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.3 Power Capacity: Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.4 Denmark

20.5 Norway

20.6 Sweden

20.7 Finland & Iceland

21 Competitive Landscape

21.1 Overview

21.2 Electrical Infrastructure

21.3 Mechanical Infrastructure

21.4 General Construction

22 Prominent Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers

22.1 ABB

22.2 Airedale Air Conditioning



22.5 Bosch Security Systems (Robert Bosch)

22.6 Caterpillar

22.7 Cummins

22.8 Delta Group

22.9 Eaton
22.10 Euro-Diesel (KINOLT)

22.11 Hitech Power Protection


22.13 Legrand

22.14 Piller Power Systems

22.15 Riello UPS

22.16 Rittal

22.17 MTU On Site Energy (Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG)

22.18 Schneider Electric

22.19 Socomec

22.20 Stulz

22.21 Trane (Ingersoll Rand)

22.22 Vertiv

23 Prominent Data Center Contractors

23.1 Aecom

23.2 Arup Group

23.3 Bravida

23.4 COWI

23.5 Dornan

23.6 DPR Construction

23.7 ENACO

23.8 Etix Everywhere (Vantage Data Center)

23.9 Fortis Construction

23.10 Granlund

23.11 HDR Architecture

23.12 KMCS

23.13 Mace Group

23.14 Mercury Engineering

23.15 MTH Group

23.16 NCC

23.17 Ramboll

23.18 Royal Haskoningdhv


23.20 SRV Group

23.21 Sweco

24 Prominent Data Center Investors

24.1 Bahnhof

24.2 Boderlight AB (GoGREENHOST)

24.3 Bulk Infrastructure


24.5 Equinix

24.6 Facebook

24.7 GlobalConnect




24.11 Green Mountain AS

24.12 Ecodatacenter

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