Intelligent Data Centres Issue 45 - Page 55

intelligent POWER AND COOLING

Bulk Data Centers unveils expansion plans across its Nordic sites

Bulk Data Centers , one of the Nordics ’ leading providers of ultra-scalable , highly connected and sustainable data centres , has announced a number of expansion projects across its data centre sites in Norway . Investment is focused on ensuring long-term availability of power and land providing highly connected and scalable sites powered by 100 % renewable energy .

Set within the backdrop of many European locations struggling with power constraints , while demand for data centre capacity is increasing , Bulk has completed the installation of the N01 on-site substation delivering 125MVA of dual connections to the adjacent Kristiansand substation .
Generation comes from nearby largescale hydroelectric power plants and provides customers immediate access to 100MW of power , ensuring a resilient low-carbon energy source , with significant opportunities for future scale .
The power upgrade is the first part of a wider scheme that will eventually see the
N01 campus connect to 1GW of power for data centre customers .
To meet demand for low-cost and renewable-powered data centre capacity , the operator also confirmed that construction has commenced on its second data centre at the NO1 campus , offering an additional 10MW of IT capacity . In concert , this Autumn a further 160,000 metres of levelled land will be completed at the site , in readiness for a 40MW data centre planned for construction next year .
The operator ’ s expansion is not just centred on international scale deployments but also on the increasing demand for highly connected secure data centre services . And following strong regional growth from enterprise and system integrators , Bulk Data Centers completed construction of a further 1.5 MW of whitespace at its Oslo facility – OS-IX , which earlier this year announced it will be home to DE-CIX ( Internet Exchange ), building on the already highly connected facility . These combined projects reaffirm Bulk ’ s strategy to scale a pan-Nordic platform of sustainable data centres .
“ While demand for digital services and data centres are increasing , Europe is in the midst of an energy crisis that encompasses price , power , security and scalability ,” said Rob Elder , Vice President Data Centres . “ The growth of digitalisation often appears at odds in the current climate , to both reduce demand on the grid and reduce carbon emissions of data centres .
“ Customers cannot wait years and with these projects we continue to demonstrate how Bulk is leading the way in investing in sustainable solutions , which offer customers high connected scalable options at much lower costs to Europe and with almost unlimited scale .”
All of the projects form part of Bulk Data Centers ’ commitment to establishing a sustainable industrial cluster around N01 and OS-IX by utilising the excess heat . The project at OS-IX connects to an adjacent business and at N01 heat reuse will be used for a range of local companies , including an Industrial Real Estate business . � www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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