atNorth has announced plans for its first data centre in Denmark, giving the company a presence in four of the five Nordic countries.
The 30MW data centre will be located in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen, with plans for the first phase of the project to go live by Q4 2024. As with atNorth’s other data centres, its new data centre in Denmark will leverage the cool local climate, while also boasting ISO27001 and ISO14001 compliance. Additionally, the firm says that its new data centre will adhere to Tier 3 standards.
The Danish data centre will follow the naming convention of atNorth’s other sites, taking the DEN01 moniker. It will be the ninth site for the company, and has been designed to scale as demand grows in the region.
atNorth is also hoping the DEN01 will give back to the local region, as it has located the data centre near the waste and energy company Vestforbrænding, which currently supplies district heating to the equivalent of 70,000 households. It will be able to use the DEN01’s heat recycling technology, which could potentially supply heat to thousands of Ballerup citizens once complete.
“Our data centre locations are very carefully selected in order to adhere to our stringent requirements for scalability and energy efficiency,” noted atNorth’s CEO, Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson.
“We are delighted to invest in Denmark’s data centre market and expand our facilities into the country at a time when the demand for high performance digital infrastructure is continually increasing.”
“Ballerup is an attractive municipality to locate a business and atNorth is a great example of this”, added Jesper Würtzen, Mayor of Ballerup.
“The ability to reuse excess heat from the data centre to create sustainable district heating in the future is very exciting, and I am looking forward to following the project”.
“We work purposefully and continuously to utilise waste heat from organisations such as data centres and integrate them into our district heating network”, concluded Steen Neuchs Vedel, CEO of Vestforbrænding.
“We are happy to be part of this project and look forward to working with atNorth to efficiently utilise waste heat from their new site to heat local homes”.