Today, Google inaugurates its new data centre at Fredericia, Denmark, after a period of construction work. In our recent study commissioned by Google, we applied the investment size and pattern to our national economic contribution model, based on the Danish national statistics, so to assess the amount of jobs and economic activity associated with this new development.
Denmark is a gateway to Europe for global network infrastructure. Google’s wider investment programme in data centres and related infrastructures has contributed to the following (specifically over the period 2018 to 2020):
- Delivered total cumulative investments of EUR 600 million in the Fredericia data centre and related network infrastructures
- This has supported EUR 750 million in GDP in Denmark (direct, indirect and induced effects)
- Furthermore, 2,600 jobs per year on average during the same period have been supported in Denmark (direct, indirect and induced jobs across value chains and related sectors)