The project’s location is in a small place Deanovec in Zagreb County, near Ivanić-Grad. The County itself is located in Central Croatia and borders with the City of Zagreb on the west, on the south and on the east (this is the reason why the place bears a special name - “Zagreb Ring”). It’s because of this that the place has a very well-developed transport infrastructure. The largest Croatian international airport Dr. Franjo Tuđman, is also located in this County. Several state motorways pass through the county, (A1, A2, A3 and A4) as well as key railway routes, connecting the County with the rest of Croatia and Europe.
The aim of the project is to build and operate the largest, greenest, and carrier-neutral data center in the region, which will enrich the offer of collocation and other data center services for enterprises, hyperscalers, telco, cloud and content service providers and the government sector. The project holder owns 12 hectares of land which was previously used for medium and shortwave broadcasting. A larger part of the land is now available for new purposes. There is a satellite uplink station and a building on the site with limited possibilities to use for the new data center. The rest of the land (100.000 m²) may be used for the new Data Center “DEANOVEC” project (capacity up to 20 MW, modular and scalable) and a solar power plant (up to 10 MWp).
The site, only 10 minutes away from the motorway and 30 minutes from Zagreb airport, is connected to backbone fiber network, and the existing connection to the power grid can be additionally expanded. The site is located in an area with low to moderate seismic hazard (lower than that of Zagreb).
Project realization model
The estimated value of the project is 120 million EUR. The pre-investment study is underway and the project holder is seeking (a) strategic partner(s), who would undertake designing, building and operating the data center. The Act on Investment Promotion (OG 63/22) regulates incentives for business supporting activities aimed at centers for development of ICT systems and software (development and application of information systems, separation of information systems management, development of telecommunication-network operations centers, development and application of new software solutions) For more information, please refer to Section 5: Incentive Measures for Investment Projects. Article 44 of the Act on Renewable energy sources and high-efficiency cogeneration (OG 138/21) makes it possible to take over the electricity produced by end buyers. The Act not only obligates suppliers to take over electricity surplusses produced by end buyers, but also regulates the methods of establishing the cost of electricity taken over from them.
Estimated value of the investment project
120 million EUR