Vertiv expands operations in Norway to support Green Mountain’s growth in Northern Europe
Thu 28 Sep 2023
Vertiv has established a new legal entity in Norway, further strengthening its partnership with colocation provider Green Mountain and supporting its rapid growth in Northern Europe.
As part of its expansion plans, Green Mountain has embarked on the ambitious OSL2-Hamar project, which involves the construction of a cutting-edge data centre in Hamar, Norway.
“The OSL2-Hamar project is a monumental challenge that requires collective efforts and strong partnerships, thus we extend our sincere appreciation to Vertiv for its exceptional support,” said Green Mountain’s CEO, Svein Atle Hagaseth.
The OSL2-Hamar site will be powered by 90MW of renewable hydropower energy, with the potential to scale up to 150MW to accommodate future growth, and will be enabled to provide balancing services to support the grid.
“With the anticipated increase in enterprise workloads and overall digitalisation, we are determined to meet these demands with long-term capabilities,” added Hagaseth.
The facility is scheduled to deploy its first 30MW building in November 2023.
“Vertiv is proud to play a pivotal role in providing efficient and scalable infrastructure solutions and services,” said Karsten Winther, President of Vertiv for EMEA.
Green Mountain has previously achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio of 1.25, 100% hydropower energy sources, Tier III certifications and a record of 100% uptime and SLA compliance.
The data centre facility incorporates innovative, environmentally friendly features such as pilot projects on waste heat utilisation for fish farming, circular economy initiatives, smart lighting, and innovative cooling solutions.
As part of the latest expansion, Green Mountain has deployed Vertiv Liebert EXL S1 UPS with Dynamic Grid Support and advanced battery storage systems, supporting the adoption of on-site hydropower energy and enabling grid balancing services.
Vertiv has been a partner of Green Mountain since 2020, providing highly efficient thermal management and power solutions, even amidst the challenges posed by the global pandemic.
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