DigiPlex purchases land in Oslo for new data centre build
DigiPlex has acquired a 60,000 m2 plot of land in Treklyngen industrial park in Ringerike municipality outside of Oslo.
The company said it also has the option to purchase an additional 100,000 m2 in the industrial park.
DigiPlex bought the land to establish a data centre, and the company has an agreement with Ringerikskraft to provide the power supply for the first development phase. The Nordic data centre operator has not yet set a date for construction to start.
“Treklyngen industrial park has a good strategic location, access to renewable energy through the agreement with Ringerikskraft and advanced solutions for circular economy,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.
“Acquiring this prime plot will help DigiPlex attract new national and international customers, including in the High Performance Computing (HPC) segment.
“I would like to thank both Ringerike municipality, the seller Follum Eiendom and Ringerikskraft for the warm welcome they have extended us.”
The DigiPlex acquisition is in line with Ringerike municipality’s business policy to facilitate increased value creation with a wide range of business setups. Ringerike municipality has access to renewable energy with more than 200MW available.
“We welcome DigiPlex to Ringerike and are proud that they have chosen to establish a new data centre here,” said Kirsten Orebråten, Mayor of Ringerike municipality.
“We have for several years purposefully worked to facilitate the establishment of large data centres in the municipality, and we are very pleased to see the results.
“We have the required infrastructure, both technically and location wise, and have collaborated to facilitate regulation, energy access and digital connection opportunities.”
DigiPlex has a total of seven data centres in the Nordic region and opened new centres at Fetsund and Hobøl last year. An additional data centre is under construction at Fetsund.