Green Mountain has added 4.5 MW of capacity to its existing data center facility at Rjukan in Norway.
The company says that it continues to experience demand from international clients who want to move their workloads to highly sustainable locations. The DC2-Telemark expansion is a build-to-suit project for a new world-known international client, and the construction is estimated to be completed in September 2022, strengthening the site as a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster.
“We are very excited to have this new client on board with Green Mountain. The client will use the facility for high-performance computing, something that this site is very well suited for. DC2-Telemark is in the middle of a valley that produces 5 per cent of the country’s electricity. And it is all based on 100 per cent renewable hydropower.”, commented CEO of Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland.
With this new expansion, Green Mountain will continue to build expertise in supporting HPC customers with onsite installations, day-to-day operations, and project management, with plans to recruit seven new field engineers.
Only 800m from the site, Hima Seafood has started the construction of the world’s largest onshore trout farm. When set in operation in 2023, it will use the excess heat from Green Mountain’s facility. In return, the data center will receive cold water to cool the data halls again. This true circularity project will further support the client in reaching its sustainability targets.
“We see that DC2-Telemark is becoming an attractive alternative for international corporations looking for sustainable, scalable, and cost-efficient solutions. We expect significant growth at this site in the coming months. Having an established HPC ecosystem enables us to retain and build knowledge to support our clients’ need for world-class smart-hands services at the site” CSO of Green Mountain, Svein Atle Hagaseth adds.