A NEW 150MW SITE IN NORWAY
Norway-based colocation data center provider, Green Mountain, has just announced that it entered into an agreement with TikTok to build a new data center campus in Norway.
Codenamed OSL2-Hamar, the new data center campus is to feature a total of five data center buildings, each with a capacity of 30 MW to help support TikTok’s increasing data storage needs in Europe. The site is planned to be built and operated according to Green Mountain’s sustainability standards – which includes the use of renewable power, certified green buildings and potential heat reuse projects.
“The Hamar region is an ideal location for our data centers. Here, they have a surplus of renewable power, pre-zoned land areas and a competent workforce” said CEO of Green Mountain, Svein Atle Hagaseth.
“This is the first hyperscale data center of this scale in Norway and we are grateful for TikTok’s vote of confidence in the project. The site will become a true example of our vision of Setting the green standard.”
As announced, TikTok signed an initial contract for 3 buildings of 90 MW capacity, but with an opportunity to extend capacity up to 150 MW by 2025, however, the first building is scheduled for completion by November 2023.
“A cooperative and forward-looking attitude from the local authorities, power and grid company, contractor and other local stakeholders has been crucial in the realization of the project,” continued Hagaseth.
“The government’s data center strategy has been an important reason why companies such as Green Mountain is experiencing growth and great demand for our services. This project demonstrates that Norway has gained a reputation as a perfect data center location.”
Recently, Green Mountain also announced that the new data center facility in its OSL1-Enebakk data center campus is ready for service. As announced, the new facility is 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.