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Statkraft aims to beat Denmark in fight for data centers

Norway is tired of watching as big, international companies sidestep the country and set up data centers in Denmark and Sweden instead. Statkraft is now taking it upon itself to attract the lucrative data deals.

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Facebook and Apple have placed huge investments in Denmark, where the tech firms plan to build new data centers over the coming years. Sweden will host Amazon, which has heralded similar huge investments in data centers. The large internet firms have opted to set up centers in both of these Scandinavian countries due to the large volumes of green energy, high supply security and political stability.

All things, which Scandinavian fellow Norway can offer as well. Yet Norway has struggled to attract the big data center investments, despite the fact that the nation has even tried its hand at designing data centers drilled into the Norwegian bedrock.

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