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Green Mountain expands capacity at Norway data centre

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Green Mountain has added 4.5 MW of capacity to its DC2-Telemark data centre in Rjukan, Norway.

The expansion, a build-to-suit project for a new client, is set to be completed in September 2022. The existing building at the site will be expanded with another 300 sqm alongside the extra 4.5 MW capacity to facilitate the client’s installation and any plans for future growth.

Green Mountain’s data centres operate on 100% renewable power. According to the company, Hima Seafood has started the construction on an on-shore trout farm close to the data centre. Once operational 2023, it will use the excess heat from Green Mountain’s facility, while the data centre will receive cold water to cool its data halls.

“We are very excited to have this new client on-board with Green Mountain. The client will use the facility for high performance computing, something that this site is very well suited for. DC2-Telemark is in the middle of a valley that produces 5% of the country’s electricity, and it is all based on 100% renewable hydropower,” said CEO of Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland.

“We see that DC2-Telemark is becoming an attractive alternative for international corporations looking for sustainable, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions. We expect significant growth at this site in the coming months. Having an established HPC ecosystem enables us to retain and build knowledge to support our clients’ need of world-class smart-hands services at site,” added CSO of Green Mountain, Svein Atle Hagaseth.

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