Norway-based colocation data center provider, Green Mountain, has just announced that it entered into an agreement with energy company, KMW, to establish a new 54MW data center site in Mainz, Germany.

Located 30 km outside of Frankfurt, the new data center site is codenamed FRA1-Mainz, and is planned to feature three data center buildings with a PUE below 1.3. The new site is stated to be a 25,000 square meter land parcel, situated in an already existing industrial area adjacent to KMW’s power plants.

“Green Mountain has a vision of setting the green standard in the data center industry and that is why we particularly liked KMW’s green approach to operating the data center,” said Svein Atle Hagaseth, CEO of Green Mountain.

While both companies having a 50% stake in the new joint venture, the companies plan to start constructions of the new site in Q3 2023, as it’s stated that the Mainz authorities have approved the building application.

“It was important to find a partner with sufficient experience in operating data centers as well as sales and marketing. Green Mountain complements us perfectly,” said Oliver Malerius, CEO of KMW.

As announced, the site’s power supply is to be covered by KMW’s renewable energy portfolio, while the KMW gas plant will supply the back-up power, making diesel generators for emergency power redundant, while planning to support both multi-tenant contracts as well as dedicated buildings for larger client installations, at built-out. 

“With this partnership, Green Mountain continues its pan-European growth strategy. We are excited we can finally offer a green data center location in one of the hottest data center markets in Europe. However, it is not just about growth, but creating sustainable opportunities. The collaboration with KMW makes this possible,” continued Hagaseth.

Green Mountain, also recently announced the completion of a new 13.5 MW data center facility’s constuction, in its OSL1-Enebakk data center campus. As announced, the new facility will be the third data center on the 75,000 Meter Square campus, and is to deliver a total of 13.5MW of IT load intended for colocation.