atNorth, the leading provider of colocation services, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence solutions in the Nordic region, is set to unveil a cutting-edge data centre in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen. The first phase of this facility, known as DEN01, is scheduled to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2024. The site, called DEN01, will be atNorth’s ninth data centre and marks its presence in four of the five Nordic countries.
When fully built, DEN01 will be capable of providing 30MW capacity for high performance workloads and is located on a sizable plot to allow atNorth to scale effectively with client demand. It will also be ISO27001 and ISO14001 compliant and will adhere to Tier 3 standards.
The new site will benefit from Denmark’s cool climate and good connections to mainland Europe and is strategically located near the waste and energy company Vestforbrænding, which currently supplies district heating to the equivalent of 70,000 households. It will be able to utilise the data centre’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,” states 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”, says 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,” says 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.”