Deal to make energy island ‘digital hub’

The partners behind Denmark’s North Sea Energy Island have brought on another firm to help make the site a “backbone in the future digitisation of Northern Europe”.

Ørsted and ATP have signed a deal with GlobalConnect to make it an innovative smart centre and establish it as a cross-border digital hub.

“Data consumption is expected to rise significantly in the coming years, as more devices connect to the internet,” the team behind the island said. “This will require a capacity expansion of the grid transporting data between the North Sea countries, and a smart North Sea Energy Island offers a natural intersection for this grid.”

“The North Sea Energy Island offers Denmark a unique opportunity to become a hub for the key technologies of tomorrow, and thereby attract significant investments within both renewable energy and digitalisation,” said Rasmus Errboe, head of the Continental Europe region at Ørsted.