Nordic data center service provider, atNorth, has just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire additional site in Finland, which is to be used for its third data center campus.

Codenamed FIN02, the new data center site which is located in Sinimäentie, Espoo (greater Helsinki), is planned to deliver a total IT load capacity of 15 MW, and is expected to be operational by third quarter of 2024.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in the Nordics with a third site in Finland. With five operational sites across three Nordic countries and two more in development, this acquisition is a critical step in future proofing our offering and supports our goal to continue to be the service provider of choice in the region,” said Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO, atNorth.

“As organizations are increasingly seeing the benefits of moving IT workloads to the Nordics, we are committed to extending our services in a sustainable and efficient manner to become the go-to decarbonization platform for today and tomorrow’s global organizations”.

Acquired from Tallberg Group, the new proposed campus, which follows atNorth’s acquisition of two data center facilities in Finland (FIN01 and FIN03) announced in January 2023,  is intended to meet up with increasing demand for high performance computing requirements.

“The FIN02 site is a fantastic addition to our fast-growing portfolio of data center sites across the Nordics. The site provides access to Helsinki’s thriving technology ecosystem and is ideally located to support the delivery of our high-performance, environmentally responsible, power efficient and cost-effective solutions,” said Stephen Donovan, Chief Development Officer, atNorth.

atNorth also announced the opening of its first data center in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden, sometimes last year. As announced, the facility operates on 100% renewable energy and all the residual heat from the data center is being recycled in collaboration with Stockholm Exergi, sending excess heat to homes.