Green Mountain, a provider of wholesale colocation data centres, has announced it has acquired a 53,000 sqm plot of land to construct a new 13.5MW colocation facility as part of its portfolio expansion. The land sits adjacent to the company’s DC-3 Oslo data centre.
Construction has already started with an estimated completion in November 2022. Green Mountain will continue to develop this campus over the following years until they reach the full capacity of 75 MW.
“This is a natural progression of our development plans at this site,” says CEO of Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland. The current 24,000 square metre site consists of two 4MW buildings. The most recent one was completed earlier this fall. “Whereas our two first buildings have been dedicated to a single tenant, the third module will be a multitenant colocation facility,” Gyland explains.
Heat Reuse Plans and 100% renewable energy
The new colocation data centre in Oslo will run on 100% renewable energy. Furthermore, Green Mountain plans to connect it to the local district heating grid to heat households in the local area, Green Mountain claimed in a statement. “At this site, district heating is a good option for heat reuse as the infrastructure is already in place. At our other sites we work on alternative types of heat reuse projects such as land-based lobster and trout farming. Most importantly, our ambition is to always find innovative solutions to become more sustainable.” Gyland says.
The site is ideal both in terms of power, connectivity and proximity to Oslo, the capital of Norway. The international airport is also less than an hour’s drive away. “Ever since we established the site, several large international clients have shown interest in build-to-suit projects. However, we also needed a multitenant colocation data centre in Oslo for clients with a different footprint. Green Mountain continues to grow rapidly, so it is important to have this capacity available. We expect that the full site will be a combination of colocation and build-to-suit solutions for larger clients.” Gyland explains.