updated: 24-04-2023 | 10:39
EcoDataCenter is building a new sustainable data center, EcoDataCenter 2, in Östersund, Sweden. The 150 MW campus will be constructed in phases with 20 MW completed in 2026. The project will be designed with circularity in focus. In the first phase, the campus will stretch along 32 acres and be designed with food production in symbiosis with the data center.
'We are constructing a new growth platform for our clients that also enables us to take the next step in sustainable data center design. At EcoDataCenter 2 we will make a future-proof facility both in terms of sustainability but also from a technical perspective being able to handle very high densities', says Dan Andersson, CEO at EcoDataCenter.
Contributing to the community
EcoDataCenter 2 is located in the municipality of Östersund, Sweden. A location where the energy grid carries only renewable energy at a very low cost powered by the local power company Jämtkraft. The design will create 800–1 000 jobs and reuse renewable energy to increase food self-sufficiency in a region where the cold climate makes food production difficult.
'An important part for us in evaluating the site was how can the data center contributes to the community in more ways than just improving global digitalization. We looked at ways to deliver more value to society', said Dan Andersson.
Circular food production
An important partner in the project is Wa3rm, a company whose idea is built around creating circular business and who are the ones responsible for food production. 'Together with EcoDataCenter we are designing and building a circular concept from the very start, not adding it on afterwards, which is unique', said Jaques Ejlerskov, CEO at WA3RM. Plans for the collaboration were announced in October last year.
With EcoDataCenter 2 the company will add 150 MW of renewable energy to its portfolio, adding it up to a total of 240 MW of secured power. EcoDataCenter enhances its position as the largest data center company in Sweden.