On 10 October 2023, atNorth announced its expansion into Denmark with a new, state-of-the-art data center in Ballerup – a northwestern neighborhood in Copenhagen.
The first phase will go live in Q4 2024, following a swift 12-month build. The site, called DEN01, will be atNorth’s ninth data center, and will mark its presence in four of the five Nordic countries. When fully built, DEN01 will be capable of providing 30MW capacity for high performance workloads, and it is located on a sizable plot to allow atNorth to scale effectively with client demand. It will also be ISO27001 and ISO14001 compliant and will adhere to Tier 3 standards.
The new site will benefit from Denmark’s cool climate and good connections to mainland Europe, and it is strategically located near the waste and energy company Vestforbraending, which currently supplies district heating to the equivalent of 70,000 households. It will be able to utilize the data center’s heat recycling technology, which could potentially supply heat to thousands of Ballerup citizens once complete.
The announcement of another significant build evidences atNorth’s substantial growth strategy and supports its ambition to meet the increasing demand for cost-effective, HPC services while embracing energy efficiency and sustainability.
Continued increasing demand
“Our data center locations are very carefully selected in order to adhere to our stringent requirements for scalability and energy efficiency,” said atNorth’s CEO, Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson. “We are delighted to invest in Denmark’s data center market and expand our facilities into the country at a time when the demand for high performance digital infrastructure is continually increasing.”
“Ballerup is an attractive municipality to locate a business, and atNorth is a great example of this,” stressed Jesper Würtzen, Mayor of Ballerup. “The ability to reuse excess heat from the data center to create sustainable district heating in the future is very exciting, and I am looking forward to following the project."
“We work purposefully and continuously to utilize waste heat from organizations such as data centers and integrate them into our district heating network," added Steen Neuchs Vedel, CEO of Vestforbaending. “We are happy to be part of this project, and look forward to working with atNorth to efficiently utilize waste heat from their new site to heat local homes."