Green Mountain delivers first data centre building to TikTok

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Green Mountain has officially handed over the first data centre building at the OSL2-Hamar campus in Norway to TikTok. TikTok can now start delivering, installing, cabling and testing their servers and equipment in the data halls. The data centre is expected to go live in Q2 2024, an important step in the implementation of Tik Tok’s Project Clover.

The building is the first of three buildings planned to be delivered to TikTok in the coming months. Each has a capacity of 30MW. When completed, the campus will become Europe’s largest data centre run on renewable energy.

“We are excited to hand over the key to the building to TikTok today. This is an important milestone for us as a company. We have had excellent cooperation with our client TikTok and with our General Contractor CTS Nordics to reach this critical phase of the project. Of course, there is still work to be done on TikTok’s side and we will continue construction work on the two remaining buildings in parallel. There will be plenty of activity at the site going forward.” said Green Mountain CEO, Svein Atle Hagaseth.

At the official handover ceremony, Tik Tok’s Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, Theo Bertram, was present along with the two Mayors in the region. The project has already significantly benefited the local community. “New jobs and local business opportunities are among the effects we experience in the region. I am happy to see the project is progressing well and look forward to seeing even more opportunities in the years to come. This is by far the biggest business project we have ever had in our municipality.” said the Mayor of Hamar, Vigdis Stensby.

The data centre will run on renewable energy and will have a PUE of less than 1.2, making it highly energy efficient. In addition, it provides a huge potential for heat re-use.

“We are actively engaged with industry and research institutions to identify potential projects and initiatives that can benefit from the residual heat produced by the data centres. We are confident that we can maximise the benefits of the excess heat for the local community in the very near future” says Green Mountain Chief Sustainability Officer, Torkild Follaug.

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