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Green Mountain to expand data centre capacity in Norway

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Green Mountain has announced a 20 MW expansion of its RJU1-Rjukan facility in Telemark.

The company is set to construct a new two-storey building, with the first phase set to be ready for service in March 2023. The total investment is estimated to beEUR 100 million.

According to Green Mountain, all waste heat from the new facility will be used by a nearby land-based fish farm; Hima Seafood is currently building a land-based trout farm less than a kilometre from the Green Mountain site. The facility is also surrounded by several hydropower plants.

“We have experienced a massive interest from international companies wanting to move their workloads to more sustainable locations. Our facility in Rjukan checks all the boxes when it comes to renewable power, energy-efficiency, and heat reuse,” said Green Mountain CEO, Tor Kristian Gyland.

In addition to the two expansions at Rjukan, Green Mountain is currently building a 13.5 MW colocation data centre outside Oslo and recently completed a 3.5 MW expansion at its mountain hall facility at Rennesøy.

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