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Data Centres looking to come to Finland

Following the entry into Finland by the search engine giant Google, Finland has been ranked by international data centre companies as among one of the best-suited places in the world to come to.

In five years, this country has received foreign data centre investments worth about two billion euros, along with a number of domestic players. The soil, climate and low-cost cooling solutions have persuaded companies such as Yandex to set up a data centre in Finland.

Northern Conditions

CTS Engtec is the leading company in Finland specialising in data centres. In addition to our complete range of technical design services, we are particularly strong in specialist expertise when it comes to conducting financial analyses and preliminary studies.

In addition to its favourable and stable natural conditions, the pull factors benefiting Finland with respect to the international data centres include our well-functioning infrastructure, good communication channels, affordable electrical energy and stable social conditions.

CTS Engtec has surveyed the domains and infrastructure of a number of Finnish municipalities and towns in view of the potential they have in the eyes of data centre companies. When comparing factors relevant for an opportune location, regional differences within the Finnish national borders turn out to be surprisingly significant.

Reduction in Zoning Bureaucracy Would Provide an Advantage in International Competition

The planning conditions of a given region represent one of the factors highlighted by international companies considering investment. They are not impressed by a planning bureaucracy which, given the rights of appeal, could in the worst–case scenario sit on the project for several years. Instead, they opt for the municipality with suitable areas already zoned for industrial use.  

When assessing the site for a data centre, the key factors to observe include connectivity – i.e. the data centre location and its connectivity to fibre network routes – as well as guaranteed access to electric power.

Due to the energy requirement of such data centres, the forms of energy available in a particular region rank among the most important factors in a location survey. Should the local energy companies be able to provide green energy, the opportunities of the municipality concerned improve in one fell swoop. The supply of electricity from several different directions must be ensured. The reliability of the electricity grid and the possibility to expand the network gradually affect the scoring.

Old Paper Mill or New Production Plant?

The production premises of a run-down "old" industry and their existing solutions of power supply and cooling are often suitable for data centres, though construction of a completely new production plant can be a more cost-effective solution, which is considerably better with regard to designing the operating environment. This is how Yandex, for example, chose to proceed with respect to their data centres in Mäntsälä. Google, too, has expanded their hall space from the old paper mill to major new buildings.

One of the most recent assignments conducted by CTS Engtec Oy in the survey of data centre potential is the examination of areas suitable for data centre usage in Kouvola, commissioned by business company Kouvola Innovation.

For more information on the site, which is located on both sides of Savonsuontie Road Area and turned out to be the most promising in this survey, click the following link:



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