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Green Mountain delivers first data center building to TikTok
Today, Green Mountain officially handed over the first data center building at the OSL2-Hamar campus in Norway to TikTok. TikTok can now start delivering, installing, cabling and testing their servers and equipment in the data halls. The data center is expected to go live in Q2 2024, an important step in the implementation of Tik Tok’s Project Clover.
The building is the first of three buildings planned to be delivered to TikTok in the coming months. Each has a capacity of 30MW. When completed, the campus will become Europe’s largest data center run on renewable energy.
“We are excited to hand over the key to the building to TikTok today. This is an important milestone for us as a company. We have had excellent cooperation with our client TikTok and with our General Contractor CTS Nordics to reach this critical phase of the project. Of course, there is still work to be done on TikTok’s side and we will continue construction work on the two remaining buildings in parallel. There will be plenty of activity at the site going forward.” said Green Mountain CEO, Svein Atle Hagaseth.
At the official handover ceremony, Tik Tok’s Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, Theo Bertram, was present along with the two Mayors in the region. The project has already significantly benefited the local community. “New jobs and local business opportunities are among the effects we experience in the region. I am happy to see the project is progressing well and look forward to seeing even more opportunities in the years to come. This is by far the biggest business project we have ever had in our municipality.” said the Mayor of Hamar, Vigdis Stensby.
The data center will run on renewable energy and will have a PUE of less than 1.2, making it highly energy efficient. In addition, it provides a huge potential for heat re-use.
“We are actively engaged with industry and research institutions to identify potential projects and initiatives that can benefit from the residual heat produced by the data centers. We are confident that we can maximize the benefits of the excess heat for the local community in the very near future” says Green Mountain Chief Sustainability Officer, Torkild Follaug.
For more information about TikTok’s establishment in Norway, please see company newsroom.
Green Mountain designs, builds and operates highly secure, innovative and sustainable data centers in Norway and the UK. The data centers are powered by low-cost, 100 percent renewable power and are world-leading on energy efficiency.
The company currently operates the following data center locations: SVG1-Rennesøy near Stavanger, RJU1-Rjukan in Telemark and the OSL1-Enebakk data center about 20 km outside of Oslo. In addition, a data center in London (LON1-East) was recently established through the acquisition of an existing company. It is located in one of the most important data center hubs in the world. Furthermore, Green Mountain builds Norway’s largest data center campus at Hamar and have partnered with German power company KMW to establish a new data center in the Frankfurt region.
Existing customers include large international companies within cloud, banking/finance, HPC, automotive and more.