TikTok signs deal for new data centre site in Norway

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Norwegian data centre company, Green Mountain, has entered into an agreement with TikTok to support their increasing data storage needs in Europe. A new 150 megawatts (MW) site, The OSL2-Hamar, is currently being constructed for this purpose.

A total of five data centre buildings, each with a capacity of 30 MW, is planned at the site, making this Norway’s largest data centre campus. The first building is scheduled for completion by November 2023, and TikTok have signed an initial contract for three buildings and 90 MW of capacity with an opportunity to extend capacity up to 150 MW by 2025.

“The Hamar region is an ideal location for our data centres. Here, they have a surplus of renewable power, pre-zoned land areas and a competent workforce.” says CEO of Green Mountain, Svein Atle Hagaseth.

The site will be built and operated according to Green Mountain’s sustainability standards, including everything from the use of renewable power, certified green buildings and potential heat reuse projects.

“This is the first hyperscale data centre of this scale in Norway and we are grateful for TikTok’s vote of confidence in the project. The site will become a true example of our vision of setting the green standard.” Hagaseth adds.

“A cooperative and forward-looking attitude from the local authorities, power and grid company, contractor and other local stakeholders has been crucial in the realisation of the project. Additionally, the government’s data centre strategy has been an important reason why companies such as Green Mountain are experiencing growth and great demand for our services. This project demonstrates that Norway has gained a reputation as a perfect data centre location.”

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