Green Mountain expands footprint with new colocation data centre in Oslo
Green Mountain, the Norwegian data centre company, has acquired a 53,000 sqm plot of land adjacent to its DC3-Oslo data centre campus.
The new site will be used to expand its current site with a new 13.5MW colocation data centre, with construction underway. Following this, Green Mountain will continue to develop this campus over the following years until they reach the full capacity of 75MW.
“This is a natural progression of our development plans at this site,” said Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Mountain.
"The current 24,000 sqm site consists of two 4MW buildings, the most recent one was completed earlier this fall. “Whereas our two first buildings have been dedicated to a single tenant, the third module will be a multitenant colocation facility.”
In addition, the new data centre will be powered by 100% renewable energy and Green Mountain plans to connect the site to the local district heating grid to heat households in the local area.
“At this site, district heating is a good option for heat reuse as the infrastructure is already in place," added Gyland.
"At our other sites we work on alternative types of heat reuse projects such as land-based lobster and trout farming. Most importantly, our ambition is to always find innovative solutions to become more sustainable.”
Once completed, the site will benefit from the power, connectivity and proximity to Oslo, the capital of Norway. The international airport is also less than an hour’s drive away.
“Ever since we established the site, several large international clients have shown interest in build-to-suit projects. However, we also needed a multitenant colocation facility for clients with a different footprint," said Gyland.
"Green Mountain continues to grow rapidly, so it is important to have this capacity available. We expect that the full site will be a combination of colocation and build-to-suit solutions for larger clients.”
Green Mountain has selected CTS Nordics as the design & build contractor project and we the which is due to become ready for service in November 2022.
In related news, October saw Green Mountain named Best Data Centre Provider at the 2021 Global Carrier Awards.