Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 61 - Page 68

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Data Centres

Aggreko establishes Stockholm depot to support Nordics

Temporary utilities specialist , Aggreko , has opened a depot in Stockholm in an effort to provide continued support to the growing Nordic data centre market .

According to Research and Market ’ s Nordic Data Centre Market – Industry Outlook & Forecast 2022 – 2027 , the Nordic region witnessed investments totalling € 4.89 billion in 2021 and is set to receive an additional € 9.52 billion by 2027 . In response to this growth , Aggreko has established a facility in Stockholm , which will provide temperature control , contingency power and loadbank testing services to the region . consideration ,” said Fraser . “ The distance between the data centre and the site can have a knock-on effect for logistics , lead times and more , so it is important that there are facilities in the local vicinity .
“ This is especially critical for the Nordic region – with sites more remote and spread out geographically than in the FLAP markets , emergency equipment can take longer to reach its destination , leading to costly downtime .
“ In the midst of a booming data centre market , it was a natural progression to construct a new facility to serve Central Sweden . The Nordics are truly worldleading in the data centre sector , so we look forward to contributing to their current and future success .” p
“ The Nordic region has rapidly become recognised as an ideal location for the construction of data centres ,” said John Fraser , Sector Development Manager for Data Centres at Aggreko . “ This can largely be attributed to the availability of green energy sources in the region , as well as the free cooling potential that the climate provides .
“ We ’ re seeing new hyperscale facilities crop up all the time , with each requiring temporary power and temperature control to support the build , as well as comprehensive loadbank testing once it ’ s completed . With the colocation and Edge markets also experiencing similar growth , it simply made sense to have a facility local to these data centres that can provide these services .”
Opened in May , the depot will serve the capital and its surrounding regions , with the closest site previously located in Malmö , on Sweden ’ s south coast . As part of its day-to-day activities , the facility will also be responsible for the testing and repair of equipment .
“ When sourcing a contingency power , temperature control or loadbank service , the proximity of the depot is always a key
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