Regional grid and energy-efficient processes in Kapuli are ideal for data centers
Mäntsälä in Finland has everything you need for your Data Center. With its regional grid, cool climate, excellent data connections and freshwater resources, Kapuli Business Park is an energy-efficient choice of location for data centers in Mäntsälä, Southern Finland.
Kapuli Business Park is just a stone’s throw away from the Mäntsälä center in Southern Finland, and only 45 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport by road. Our energy company, Nivos, helps you with the energy and broadband related matters. Cool climate and reusable excess heat help in keeping the data center costs down. Excess heat from cooling is transmitted for heating houses in Mäntsälä.
Benefits of locating your business to Mäntsälä
Mäntsälä has wide services for you to establish and run your business and it’s an attractive neighbourhood to live in. Also the favorable legislation to store and handle information has led many data center operators to establish business in Finland. The Government of Finland still intends to hold on firmly to this leading position in the world of digitalization and framework necessary for growth of this digital industry will be sustained also in the future.
- Educated employees available.
- Excellent commuting options.
- A single owner for energy, water and site (Municipality of Mäntsälä).
- Experience what datacenter needs (Global DC 2013). The search engine company selected Mäntsälä most of all for its excellent benefits in terms of location, secure energy supply and overall energy economy.
- The population is young, and many families with young children have made their home here. A wide range of services and leisure activities, beautiful countryside and excellent transport links attract new residents. What more could you ask?
- Data sovereignty.
States that have adopted strict legislation on data protection generally tend to be more favorable to the placement of datacenters than states without or lacking sufficient legal framework of data sovereignty. The legislative environment of Finland is quite different even from the other Nordic countries. In Finland the right of privacy of any communication is a basic right that is inviolable and there is a strong legal protection over governmental surveillance of digital information.
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The local energy supplier Nivos has three 110kV power transmission lines directly from the Hikiä generating plant to the substation at Kapuli Business Park, which improve the dependability of electric power supplies to data centers in the Kapuli area. Currently Kapuli is served by three independent 110 kV power cables from two separate connection points on the national grid. The outgoing transmission line connection at Hikiä has also been duplicated to supply two separate substations. Each of the three 110 kV transmission lines is capable of supplying about 100 MW of electric power to Mäntsälä.
The 110kV Regional Grid
There is no minimum connection limit for the Nivos 110 kV regional network, so a new operating point starting at low peak power may be connected to the regional network by bilateral agreement. This gives you flexibility in timing investments, and the freedom to develop your operations without the constraints of a connection limit.
Fresh water & customized cooling options
Local water company Nivos Vesi Oy supplies fresh water and sewerage on the Kapuli site.
- District cooling, customized district cooling to the district heating on the site.
- Excess heat from cooling is transmitted for heating houses in Mäntsälä.
- Cool climate, average temperature is 4.6 °C, 17 days over 25 °C.
- Wind conditions for air-cooling solutions.
- Natural gas option on the site. (The service provider is Auris)
Excess heat to further use
Any excess heat from operations such as cooling may be transmitted for further use. Our proposal for your cooling solution is customized district-cooling. This would lower your investment cost as well as cost of energy.
If you choose Mäntsälä to be the site for your data center we can build a facility that would produce both heat and cooling using heat pump technology.
Fast and assured data connections & broadband services
Kapuli Business Park enjoys fast, high capacity, assured data connections to the main Finnish Internet hub (FICIX). Your data center is guaranteed to have fast and safe connections.
There are several operators using fibre optic connections in Mäntsälä:
- Cinia Oy
- FNE-Finland Oy
- Elisa Oyj
- DNA Oyj
- Telia Finland Oyj.
They all have fiber optic network in Mäntsälä and enough network capacity is available or can be built according to an order.
The Cinia C-Lion1 submarine data cable offers the shortest and fastest route to connect Central Europe with optimal data center locations in Northern Europe and business opportunities in Eastern Europe and Asia.
For more information, visit the Traficom website. (The link will open in a new window)
Network coverage and services in Finland
- 10,000 km fiber routes
- NGN DWDM, SDH, Ethernet
- IP core network MPLS
- Dedicated IP networks
- Several co-locations
- Gateway locations to Russia
- Telematic systems.
Image source: the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
No major hazards -Stable environment for data centers
In Finland, there are little or none natural risks:
- No floods area
- No hurricanes, tornados
- No volcanos
- No earthquakes.
No hazards from neighboring activities:
- Data center
- Warehouses (Tokmanni).
Plot planning & building quota
Site and building quota
Site area is approx. 1 - 10 hectares. Construction right is 30-60%, depending on the plot.
Shape and topography:
- The Kapuli business district has been expanded several times. The soil of the ready-to-build plots is broken stone and moraine. The new Kapuli V area is currently being planned/zoned. The land is in its natural state and will require leveling.
A water pipe and a sewer have already been constructed reaching the border of the ready to build lots, and there is also a natural gas pipeline nearby.
Moreover, district heating is available from the neighbors.
Planning and permitting
Zoning and readiness for construction: Detailed city planning is in progress.
Permits: Ordinary building permits, other permits depend on the activities and are regulated by mostly environmental laws
Employment in Finland
Accident and Pension Insurance
The employer has a statutory obligation to take out accident and pension insurance for the employees; the employees are also provided with group life assurance and unemployment insurance in connection with the statutory accident insurance. The employer must arrange for statutory occupational health care.
Tax and Social Security
The employer is responsible for paying any withheld taxes and social security contributions to the tax authorities, and for submitting annual notifications to the tax authorities, and the pension and accident insurance companies, with information on the wages and salaries paid to employees.
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Regular working hours are usually at most 8 daily hours and 40 weekly hours. In a two week period the working hours are not more than 80 hours and in a three week period 120 hours. The weekly hours may also be arranged in longer periods during which the average weekly hours do not exceed 40 hours. Working hours may be arranged by law or collective agreements alternatively, for example in two- or three-week periods.
An employee has a right to receive pay also for the time he/she is on annual holiday. Normally holiday leave accumulates 2 days (when employment has lasted less than 1 year) or 2 1/2 days for each holiday credit month. Normal wages are paid for the time an employee is on holiday.
According to the law, an employee who is unable to work due to an illness or an accident is entitled to paid sick leave. Wages are paid for the day when the illness started and for the working days. If the employment relationship at the start of the disability has lasted for at least one month, the employee will be paid full wages for the said period. If the employment relationship has lasted for a period shorter than one month, half of the wages will be paid for the same period.
The family leave laws have changed since August 2022. In Finland you are entitled to the pregnancy leave, parental leave, and child-care leave.
The pregnancy leave lasts for 40 working days. It usually begins 30 weekdays before the child’s due date and must be started at least 14 weekdays before the due date. The parental leave lasts for 320 working days and both parents are entitled to 160 working days’ leave, one parent at a time. Parents can take 18 working days of parental leave or pregnancy and parental leave at the same time. After the parental leave you can take the child-care leave.
You can apply allowance for family leaves from Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) https://www.kela.fi/families.
Establishment support: answers to your location-related inquiries
- Help businesses relocate to Mäntsälä.
- Sell commercial plots at attractive rates.
- Keep an up-to-date register of vacant private commercial and production premises and services.
- Help businesses looking for premises.
- We also provide advice on starting, relocating or developing commercial operations.
- Our Tips and expert advice make it easier to run a business in Mäntsälä.
- We co-operate closely with infrastucture, technology and automation pioneers ABB and Schneider Electrics. We also have good relations with different building companies in Finland. We can help you with recruiting and the permission questions.
- We provide you with information on how to set up and run a business in Finland, including rules and regulations, legal entities, employment matters, taxes and more.
For more information you can read this Invest in Finland Finland Fact Book (pdf)
or visit the website: Invest in Finland - Build Your Next Data Center in Finland.
Mr. Juha Leinonen
+358 40 176 8712