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Green Mountain unveils 4MW data centre site in Norway

22 October 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Green Mountain has opened its first 4MW data centre at its new data centre campus at Enebakk outside Oslo, Norway.

The site is 20km from downtown Oslo and it comprises of 75,000 sqm with a line-of-site capacity of up to 75MW.

This first data centre building is fully dedicated to one international cloud provider and runs on 100% renewable energy.

The Norwegian Minister of Regional Development and Digitalization, Linda Hofstad Helleland, was present at the opening ceremony to support the establishment and growth in the Norwegian data centre industry.

“Today marks an important milestone in the company’s history and supports our growth strategy,” said CEO of Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland.

“This location, with availability to diverse international fibre routes and proximity to the capital is ideal for both international hyperscalers and domestic and international enterprises.”

This is the company’s third data centre site, in addition to its mountain hall facility outside Stavanger and its facility at Rjukan, Telemark.

“We experience a massive interest in this site and have already started the construction of a second 4MW building at the site, due to be completed in August next year,” added Gyland.

The company added that the data centre is designed and built with a focus on energy efficiency.

“I am pleased to see that the Norwegian data centre industry is growing,” said Linda Hofstad Helleland, minister for regional development and digitalisation.

“Data centres play a fundamental role in the digital economy, jobs creation and our society at large. This has become increasingly clear in recent months.

“Data centres have not only assisted us in our day-to-day activities, like online meetings and video chats with family members; they are also central in developing existing industries, and creating new ones.”

Green Mountain is one of the largest data centre operators in the Nordics with international clients within Cloud, Banking/Finance, HPC and the automotive industry.