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Why Nordavind DC Sites?

Nordavind Data Center Sites offers construction-ready, carbon neutral data center sites for medium-sized and hyperscale data centers in South-Eastern Norway. Innlandet county is strategically situated between Oslo and Trondheim. It offers a perfect blend of affordable land, vast renewables and strategic positioning by main fiber arteries.

RENEWABLE POWER 24/7/365

More and more governments, shareholders and customers call for greener computing solutions. As a result, the demand for data centers to run on green power will continue to rise for years to come. By establishing a data center in Norway, data-dependent companies may greatly reduce or eliminate carbon emissions from their operations.

96 % of the Norwegian electricity comes from hydro-electric power generation. The Norwegian natural high mountain lakes catch quite heavy precipitation. As a result, Norwegian power production gives low carbon emissions and ecological footprint. Our hydro power provides sustainable energy with storage for when the sun and wind generation is unavailable. Hydro-electric power is available – 24/7/365.
At some of our sites, excess heat from the data centers can be reused to heat nearby industry and homes in existing district heating and/ or industry.

RELIABLE GRID

Abundant, highly competitive and renewable power is available through a resilient, redundant grid (99.99% reliability 1996-2013). It represents a second-to-none value proposition for the data centers of the future.
Both national and regional grids with existing production, combine to support up to 200 MW of electricity at many of our sites.

SAFE AND STABLE ENVIRONMENT

Data centers based in Norway benefit from stable political and economic conditions. High social stability and public trust is quoted as Norway’s most important factors for establishing new business. Moreover, our part of Norway (Inland Norway) is less susceptible to extreme weather. Winds, flooding, landslides and other natural disasters, are much less frequent than in coastal regions in and out of Norway.
Additionally, the Norwegian work force is empowered and well educated.

LOW CONFLICT POTENTIAL

Cultivated and arable land are scarce resources in Norway. Consequently, most of our sites are placed on un-arable gravel plains with thin soil, covered in pine forest. These locations have few alternative land use interests, and site development results in a low environmental impact.

AFFORDABLE POWER

Significant surplus of hydropower provides the lowest, long term electricity prices in the Nordics.
Additionally, the cold climate (yearly average temperature in Inland Norway is 1,2 – 4,2 °C/34 – 39°F) provides efficient cooling and low power consumption.

Clearing the forest at site and removing a thin layer of soil can be a self-financing activity. Local industry will provide work and uptake of timber and excess soil. In addition, Nordavind DC Sites access a lower rate for employer’s contribution to the National Insurance Scheme at only 6.4 % for our northern sites compared to 14.1 % in more central regions of Norway. This could save as much as approximately USD 5000 per employee per year.

EXCELLENT FIBRE CONNECTIONS

Independent, international feeds of dark fiber through both Stockholm and Oslo can be provided at all sites. All sites are available with 2 independent fiber routes with construction of local tails only. Most sites can reasonably be developed into 3 routes, and there are plans for 4-way connectivity to a selection of the sites.
Nordavind DC sites is associated with Celtic Norse. It is a new proposed fiber optic cable between Norway and Ireland, directly between Trondheim and the existing landing station of AEC-1 in Killala Bay, Ireland. This will provide an additional, redundant, low-latency connection to the US.

 

Fiber optic backbone latency/RTD – Åkrestrømmen site

Provider: Eidsiva/Easyfibre/Celtic Norse/Aquacomms
Date: Oct 2020

Via current routes

SiteDestinationRouteKmRTDLatency
Nordavind DC SitesFrankfurtvia Skagerak 4207322.411.2
Nordavind DC SitesFrankfurtvia Gothenburg216323.311.7
Nordavind DC SitesAmsterdamvia Skagerak 4170318.49.2
Nordavind DC SitesAmsterdamvia Gothenburg179319.39.7
Nordavind DC SitesLondonvia Stavanger/North Sea188220.310.2

Via proposed routes

SiteDestinationProposed routesKmRTDLatency
Nordavind DC SitesLondonvia Trondheim / Celtic Norse319434.517.2
Nordavind DC SitesDublinvia Celtic Norse261428.214.1
Nordavind DC SitesNew Yorkvia Celtic Norse / AEC-1814687.943.9

Constants
Delay constant ms/100km: 0.49038
Amendment for splices/coils/connectors etc: 10%

 

FROM 45 MIN TO OSLO INT. AIRPORT

International flights and cargo haul are available at Oslo International Airport (IATA code: OSL). All our sites have good access to OSL, the southern sites within 45 min of the airport.

To sum up, Nordavind DC Sites is a dedicated, professional provider of locations for international and domestic data center operators in Norway. All sites are regulated/zoned for purpose, and Nordavind DCSites controls land agreements.
We will answer all inquiries on the operational aspect that requires local knowledge, ranging from technical issues to taxes.

The Nordic countries

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Norway

Norway offers a unique, sustainable solution presenting a 97 % share of renewables in its power production.

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Inland Norway

Inland Norway has modern roads, railways, airports and a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network and power grid.

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Contact
Arild Løvik, Site development director

Our DC sites

Site: Lalm

Site for power intense activity.

Site: Rudshøgda sør

Easy deforestation, central in the Mjøsa region.

Site: Slomarka

Relativly flat and suited for construction, close to OSL

Site: Tronbøl

Close to OSL and river

Site: Plassen

Central, but rural location.

Site: Grundsetmoen

Large site with access to four independent international dark fibers, and with potential for better grid capacity and connectivity. Good opportunities for re-using excess heat!

Site: Krabyskogen

Close to Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and one of the largest academic information and cyber security environments in Europe.

Site: Hagen

A former gravel pit with 100 MW on site and 4 dark fiber providers located near a large river.

Site: Grue Industry Park

Big site on river depositions with good connectivity. Industrial zoning ready for construction.

Site: Heggvin

Big site with potential for power supply up to 200 MW with three different providers of dark fiber.

Site: Åkrestrømmen

Spacious site on a glaciofluvial plain. Power supply up to 100 MW.

Site: Tylldalen

Spacious site. Power supply up to 100 MW.