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Ireland leads in the development of data centres in Sweden

It is estimated that, by 2021, 95% of data centre traffic will take place in the cloud, compared with today’s 88%, which will lead to an increase in demand for data centres. With help from Enterprise Ireland, the state-owned agency responsible for the growth of Irish companies on the world market, high-tech construction and engineering companies are creating the most innovative and large-scale data centres around Sweden.

On 15 March, Enterprise Ireland is holding an afternoon seminar on the topic of Construction at the World Trade Centre in Stockholm, in which around thirty Irish and Swedish companies will be participating.

“Ireland has become one of the most important data centre hubs for many of the world’s technology giants, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Dell EMC, Yahoo, IBM, HP, Facebook, Equinix, InterXion and Digital Realty. In addition, the biggest data centre operators in the world have been working together with Irish construction companies to develop innovative and large-scale data centres all around the world, with Sweden continuing to be a priority area,” says Karin Angus, Senior Market Adviser at Enterprise Ireland.

There are many reasons why Sweden is a suitable location for data centres. One of the main reasons is the relatively chilly climate, while another is the stable electricity supply, thanks to a production mix of hydro and nuclear power. These then attract companies wanting to set up and manage sustainable data centres. Today, Sweden is ranked number three in the world of the most suitable countries in which to locate a data centre.

During the seminar on 15 March, participants will also be given the opportunity to listen to speaker Thomas O’Connor from Irish company Collen Construction, as well as representatives from Business Sweden, the Swedish Construction Federation, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies in Stockholm. Ireland’s ambassador to Sweden, Dympna Hayes, and Ireland’s Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, will also be present.

For further information, please contact: Karin Angus, Senior Market Adviser Enterprise Ireland, telephone: +46 (0)70 99 00 353, email:

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