A GREEN FOOTPRINT EXPANSION
Nordic data center provider DigiPlex, has announced its acquisition of a plot of 60,000 square meter land in Treklyngen industrial park, Ringerike, a municipality near Oslo, Norway.
The land was acquired from Follum Eiendom AS with an option to purchase an additional 100,000 square meter. As announced, the site has been prepared for the establishment of a data center, having an already established agreement with Ringerikskraft to provide the required power for the first development phase.
“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”
Aside preparing a part of the industrial park for data centers, Follum Eiendom AS, a subsidiary of Viken Skog SA dedicated the site to the development of renewable energy and forest raw materials such as biofuels, biocarbon and related sectors.
The agreement signed by DigiPlex and Ringerikskraft, a local power supply company, further ensures that the data center have access to renewable energy with more than 200MW available to the Ringerike municipality.
“We welcome DigiPlex to Ringerike and are proud that they have chosen to establish a new data center here. We have for several years purposefully worked to facilitate the establishment of large data centers 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,” said Kirsten Orebråten, Mayor of Ringerike municipality.
“We are happy and proud to have signed an agreement with a player such as DigiPlex. At Ringerikskraft, we want to contribute to growth and development in the region. In the same way as electricity, we all now depend on data centers to make the wheels turn in today’s digital society, and the data center industry is the world’s fastest growing, energy-intensive industry,” said Ole Sunnset, CEO of Ringerikskraft.
DigiPlex has not yet set a date for construction to start at the Ringerike site but said it is currently in dialogue with several potential customers.