Green Mountain opened DC3-Oslo, the first 4MW data center at its new campus at Enebakk outside Oslo, the capital of Norway. The Norwegian Minister of Regional Development and Digitalization, Linda Hofstad Helleland, was present at the opening ceremony to support the establishment and the rapid growth in the Norwegian data center industry.
DC3-Oslo has a capacity of 75MW
The DC3-Oslo site is approx. 20 km from downtown Oslo. The site comprises of 75.000 sqm with a line-of-site capacity of up to 75 MW. This first data center building is fully dedicated to one large international cloud provider and runs on 100% renewable energy. The cold and wet Norwegian climate makes this datacenter unique in regard to energy efficiency and there are plans for reusing the waste heat from the data center.
On schedule delivery despite covid-19 challenges
This is Green Mountain’s third data center site, in addition to its mountain hall facility outside Stavanger and the facility at Rjukan, Telemark. The construction process started in September 2019 and despite the challenges of Covid-19, the project has been completed according to schedule.
New expansions already underway
CEO of Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland: "We have already started the construction of a second 4MW building at the site, due to be completed in August next year".
Norwegian government committed to data center industry growth
The presence of the Norwegian minister during the opening ceremony demonstrates the government’s commitment to supporting the industry. "I am pleased to see that the Norwegian data center industry is growing. Data centers play a fundamental role in the digital economy, jobs creation and our society at large. This has become increasingly clear in recent months. Data centers have not only assisted us in our day-to-day activities, like online meetings and video chats with family members; they are also central in developing existing industries, and creating new ones", says Linda Hofstad Helleland, minister for regional development and digitalization.