Green Mountain is to build a new data center at its existing campus outside Oslo, Norway.
The company announced this week it had acquired a 53,000 square meter (570,500 sq ft) plot of land adjacent to its DC3-Oslo data center campus.
Green Mountain plans to expand the Oslo site with a new 13.5MW colocation data center. Construction has already started with an estimated completion of November 2022.
The current 24,000 sqm (258,000 sq ft) site consists of two 4MW buildings, the most recent one was completed earlier this year while the first opened last year. The company said it aims to continue expanding the campus to a full capacity of 75MW.
“This is a natural progression of our development plans at this site,” says CEO of Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland. “Whereas our two first buildings have been dedicated to a single tenant, the third module will be a multitenant colocation facility,” Gyland explains.
The new data center will run on 100 percent renewable energy and will be connected to the local district heating grid to heat households in the local area. CTS Nordics has been chosen as the Design & Build contractor for the project.
“Ever since we established the site, several large international clients have shown interest in build-to-suit projects. However, we also needed a multitenant colocation facility for clients with a different footprint. Green Mountain continues to grow rapidly, so it is important to have this capacity available. We expect that the full site will be a combination of colocation and build-to-suit solutions for larger clients,” added Gyland.
Israeli real estate firm Azrieli Group acquired Green Mountain for around NIS 2.8 billion ($849.2m) from Norwegian real estate firm Smedvig in July.