Green Mountain goes live with its capacity expansion in Norway



Green Norway development

The company uses 100% renewable hydro-power for zero CO2 operations and cooling to serve a large variety of national and international clients.

Green Mountain AS has announced that 3MW of data centre capacity has gone live at its Norway DC2-Telemark site in readiness for customer occupation.

In order to achieve rapid deployment at the brown field development, Green Mountain says it deployed Schneider Electric’s prefabricated EcoStruxure Modular Data Center infrastructure – “reducing time to market by 50%”.

Green Mountain is spending €31.5m to double the size of its colocation capacity in Norway across two sites. The overall investment will eventually increase data centre capacity by 35MW across the facilities near Stavanger and Telemark.

The Tier III certified sites use 100% renewable hydro-power for zero CO2 operations and cooling. Existing customers include banks, energy companies, cloud and IT service providers, government agencies and large enterprises.

“Norway is becoming a key destination as customers concerned about the sustainability of their data centre services seek to increase their use of renewable power sources and avail themselves of abundant free cooling supplies,” said Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO of Green Mountain AS.

“The integrated solution provided by Schneider Electric incorporates the latest high efficiency physical infrastructure together with IoT-driven EcoStruxure management software for ongoing reliable and efficient data centre operations.”

Towards the end of 2018, Green Mountain announced the expansion of its two developments to deliver 4MW at Stavanger and a further 3MW at Telemark. To facilitate these capacity increases, Green Mountain awarded Schneider Electric €10m to deliver a complete solution.

Dave Johnson, EVP of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division, said: “We have worked with Green Mountain to bring this new capacity on-stream in a timely fashion, underscoring the benefits of factory-engineering, pre-testing and faster on-site installation which prefab delivers.”

The equipment was factory-assembled and tested at Schneider Electric’s new Barcelona, Spain facility, and delivered to the site via road.