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Conapto to build 20 MW data centre in Stockholm

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Conapto and real estate company Fastpartner have signed an agreement to develop a new data centre in southern Stockholm.

The site will comprise an 8,000 sqm data centre with capacity for 20 MW power when fully complete, with phase one set to provide a 4,000 sqm data centre initially. Work on the facility has already begun, with phase one set to go live from 4 October 2023.

“A milestone in Conapto’s history where we continue to develop our offering around sustainable, secure and flexible colocation in Stockholm. With this expansion, we can offer one of the largest data centre campuses on the south side with a total capacity of 24 MW and 10,000 sqm of data centre space,” said Håkan Björklund, CEO of Conapto. “Add our focus to 100% renewable energy, heat recovery to district heating network and high security with protection class 3 and we have a very attractive offer for both Swedish and international companies that need data centre capacity in Stockholm.”

Sven-Olof Johansson, CEO and Owner of Fastpartner, added, “Fastpartner is really looking forward to, together with Conapto, developing this property into something very special. This is the second time we are investing in a data centre project and what really got us interested in this project is the environmental aspects. The real estate industry has for many years worked with sustainability issues, but here we can concretely be involved and add something as we with heat recovery will be able to heat about 8000 homes in the area. This, in addition to the fact that the data centre industry is growing strongly, makes this one of our most exciting projects.”

Excess heat generated by the facility will be recycled via a connection to the district heating network.

“We are constantly looking for new opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of Stockholm. In this search, heat recovery is one of the most powerful tools. I am very happy that we together with Conapto are planning to expand our cooperation regarding heat recovery so that it also includes the new data centre”, added Peter Sivengård, Head of Open District Heating and Stockholm Data Parks at Stockholm Exergi.

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