Green Mountain expand data centre site in Oslo

Only 9 months after the opening of the DC3-Oslo data centre, the site has been expanded with an additional 4MW building. This second building is a built-to-suit project for a large international cloud provider and was delivered ahead of schedule despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.

The data centre expansion consists of a new 4 MW data centre building, doubling the current capacity at the site. It also includes new backup generator sets and associated infrastructure. The total timeline was estimated at 9 months and numerous subcontractors and vendors were involved in the project.

“The project progressed nicely although the Covid-19 situation posed challenges with for instance equipment deliveries,” Håvard Lurås, project manager, said. “we managed to find alternative solutions and actually completed the project a few days ahead of schedule.” 

“Norway’s abundance of low-cost renewable power, the government’s beneficial framework conditions, and Green Mountain’s ability to deliver sustainable and high-quality data centres at a rapid speed to market make a strong value proposition,” Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Mountain, said. “We have secured power and land to grow this site for several years to come.”

The DC3-Oslo site is perfectly situated in terms of power supply, infrastructure, and connectivity, only 20 km from downtown Oslo. It is the company’s third data centre site in addition to its mountain hall facility outside Stavanger and the facility at Rjukan, Telemark.

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