Prime, a supplier of hyperscale and wholesale data centers with a worldwide reach, has revealed its intentions to establish a 124MW data center campus in Denmark as part of their EMEA expansion. Prime Denmark, with three hyperscale data centers, is situated at Energivej in Saeby and will be marketed to global Fortune 500 companies, cloud service providers (CSPs), and Internet companies.
“Denmark represents a strong growth opportunity for Prime,” said Nicholas Laag, Founder and CEO of Prime. “The project will provide much-needed capacity as Denmark’s projected data center needs accelerate at a 25 percent CAGR through 2030. Additionally, this will be Prime’s most sustainable campus developed to date with a unique PUE offering that is neutral, reinforcing the company’s commitment to our customers, ESG, and to building the foundation for global technology advancement.”
The Saeby data center campus is intended to get the first DGNB Gold sustainability accreditation in the nation. Saeby Heat Plant will recover waste heat and utilize it to supply district heating to the neighborhood. The campus receives cold water from SHP.
DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) Gold is a sustainability accreditation for buildings in Germany, awarded by the German Sustainable Building Council. The DGNB certification system evaluates buildings in terms of their sustainability performance, including factors such as energy efficiency, resource consumption, indoor climate, and location.
To be eligible for a DGNB Gold rating, a data center must meet high standards in all these areas and demonstrate best-in-class performance. Obtaining a DGNB Gold accreditation is considered a prestigious accomplishment and is a strong indicator of a building’s commitment to sustainability.
50 kW per Data Center Rack
Prime Denmark will have a net-positive environmental effect since it will be carbon neutral and run entirely on renewable energy. Backup generators that run on biofuel, ecologically friendly building materials, and a customer choice for in-rack cooling that effectively manages power densities of up to 50 kilowatts per data center cabinet are other sustainability features. This function is made available by Prime thanks to their collaboration with New Nordic Data Cooling ApS.
“As a non-profit focused on being Denmark’s leader in zero-carbon district heating, we are excited to partner with Prime on this initiative,” said Trine Saaby, Chairwoman of the Board at Saeby Varmevaerk. “Working together, we can raise awareness of the value of district heating and expand its impact throughout Denmark and beyond.”
“Working with the local government, Invest in Denmark, the Danish Data Center Association, Saeby Varmeverk, Redbrooks EMEA, NNDC, and other project partners, it is clear why Denmark is rated as the world’s most sustainable country,” said Michael Wall, Prime’s Senior Vice President of Development and Construction for Europe. “This project will prove that data centers can have net-positive environmental impacts on local communities, a critical capability for industry continuity over the years to come.”