DigiPlex has opened its latest data center at the Holtskogen Business Park at Hobøl in the Indre Østfold municipality.

The facility is the company’s fifth Norwegian data center and DigiPlex now operates seven data centers across Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

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Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex – DigiPlex

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The Holtskogen Business Park campus covers 40,000 sq m (430,000 sq ft) with a possible expansion of around 27,000 sq m (290,000 sq ft).

The new data center is 3,200 sq m (34,000 sq ft) with 6MW of IT capacity. Additional data centers are planned at the campus and it’s partly financed through a NOK655m ($71.6m) bond issue to be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex, said: “In less than a month, DigiPlex has opened two new data centers in Norway. Our new center at Holtskogen will be our seventh facility in the Nordics, serving a steadily increasing demand from both our enterprise customers as well as from the largest IT companies in the world, so-called 'hyperscalers,' looking to capitalize on the advantages of placing their data centers in the Nordics."

Saxe Frøshaug, mayor of Indre Østfold municipality, added: “We welcome DigiPlex and it is very positive for our municipality that they have decided to establish themselves here. This kind of industry creates high skill jobs and growth in our region, which we value highly."

In September, DigiPlex opened its fourth data center in Norway at its Fetsund campus. Fetsund II, a 2,200 sq m (237,000 sq ft) 3MW facility, took just a year to build and joined Fetsund I, a 10MW data center. The data center is notable for its use of snowmelt and rainwater for cooling. Another data center is also planned on the Fetsund campus.