Swedish data center developer EcoDataCenter, has announced that it is investing about SEK 1 billion (approx. 100 million USD) to build a new data center on its main campus which is located in Falun, Sweden.

As designed, EcoDataCenter will build the new facility in wood which is similar to the existing data center on the Falun campus, having the frame, interior walls, and ceiling in cross-laminated timber and glulam. According to the company, wood is an energy-efficient and renewable building material, which gives the building a low climate impact and serves as an essential parameter in the data center’s climate calculation.

“The investment in the new building is a significant step towards our goal of becoming the leading data center provider in the Nordic region. The new data center will help more Swedish and international companies decrease the carbon footprint of their data center services,” said Dan Andersson, CEO of EcoDataCenter.

When the new data center is fully built, EcoDataCenter is expected to offer the market an additional available capacity of 15MW.

“We are building to help existing customers expand and to meet increased interest from large European companies. More and more companies are discovering the benefits of having their data in Sweden. When customers choose us, they get a provider that can offer an extremely secure and scalable solution that also has a minimal carbon footprint,” said Anders Fryxell, Sales Director at EcoDataCenter.

Prior to this announcement, EcoDataCenter secured access to 80MW of renewable electricity for its data center in Falun, Sweden. As a joint project with Ellevio and Falu Energi & Vatten, EcoDataCenter has invested approximately SEK 50 million to complete the power supply for the data center which will enable the future expansion of the facility’s capacity. 

“We are delighted with the excellent cooperation with Falu Energi & Vatten. Together, we have secured important conditions for the climate and the future. Now we can grow and allow even more companies to choose sustainable data center services,” Dan Andersson, CEO EcoDataCenter, concludes.