Green Mountain further expands Norway data centre capacity

The sustainable data centre pioneer, Green Mountain, has announced that it will be further expanding its Rjukan facility, with a new two-storey building

Green Mountain has announced that it will be expanding its Norwegian presence further, with the expansion of its RJU1-Rjukan facility in Telemark. 

The expansion will see Green Mountain add 20MW to the site's capacity, and will construct a new two-storey building, in a EUR 100mn investment. 

This announcement comes less than six months after Green Mountain announced another 4.5 MW expansion of the Rjukan facility. 

“We have experienced a massive interest from international companies wanting to move their workloads to more sustainable locations. Our facility in Rjukan checks all the boxes when it comes to renewable power, energy efficiency, and heat reuse,” says Tor Kristian Gyland, Green Mountain CEO. 

About Green Mountain’s sustainable Telemark data centre site

According to Green Mountain, the first phase of the 20MW expansion will be ready for service in March 2023. 

In adherence with Green Mountain’s sustainable principles, all of the facility’s residual heat will be used by Hima Seafood.

Less than one kilometre from the data centre, Hima Seafood is currently building the world’s largest land-based trout farm. So, the farm will use the site’s otherwise wasted heat to warm its water, and so support its production methods.

This construction project is the fourth that Green Mountain has announced in recent months.

“There is a lot of activity in the market, and we expect even further growth over the next 12 months. We have several new projects in planning, which we hope to announce shortly. Green Mountain will continue to deliver on client commitments, even in these challenging times.” Gyland adds.

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