Green Mountain has partnered with KMW to establish a new 54 MW data centre site in Mainz, near Frankfurt.
The 25,000 sqm site is set to host three data centre buildings in an area adjacent to KMW’s power plants; the site’s power supply will come from KMW’s renewable energy portfolio.
According to Green Mountain, the site will be cooled by the Rhine River and up to 60 MW of waste heat will be fed into the Mainz district heating system, which supplies up to 1,000 properties in the city.
Both companies have a 50% stake in the new joint venture, which has been approved by Mainz authorities and is scheduled to go under construction in quarter three of 2023.
“With this partnership, Green Mountain continues its pan-European growth strategy. We are excited we can finally offer a green data centre location in one of the hottest data centre markets in Europe. However, it is not just about growth, but creating sustainable opportunities. The collaboration with KMW makes this possible,” said Svein Atle Hagaseth, CEO of Green Mountain.
“This is a large and long-term project in Mainz, hence it is important that the partnership with Green Mountain is not just an economical but a cultural fit,” added Joerg Hoehler, CPO of KMW.