Norwegian colocation provider, Green Mountain, has today announced the opening of its latest expansion at the DC1-Stavanger data center, sited in Enebakk, about 20km outside Oslo.

The recently opened data center hall was designed, constructed, and delivered in about 9 months to provide the company’s clients with a 2.5MW additional capacity. The company engaged its construction team comprising of about 150 workers at the peak of the development process and had to conduct CX commissioning and RFS remotely using digital tools due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

“We continue to experience a surge in demand for our sustainable colocation services. Especially the larger cloud service clients rely on us for fast buildouts in a market where the demand for their cloud services accelerates.” said Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Mountain.

“We have already started yet another expansion project for the same client. We are also actively working to find new locations for growth. The most promising area right now is the Kalberg valley on the western coast of Norway but later this fall we will also open our third data center site.”

Developed inside a mountain, the new data hall, including infrastructure in the tunnels span a total of about 1,800 square meters. While the newly available capacity is 2.5MW, Green Mountain has already launched another project to double this capacity, raising it to 5MW. The further expansion project is expected to be available to clients in the first half of next year.

Green Mountain currently operates two data center sites in Norway which include DC1-Stavanger, an underground data center developed in a former NATO ammunition storage facility, and DC2-Telemark, a colocation facility in the valley of Rjukan, Telemark.

In May, the company announced plans to develop it third data center site in Kalberg Valley, Norway, which is expected to have immediate access to 3MW of power and 10MW in 12 months.