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.
90 % of the Norwegian electricity comes from hydro-electric power generation, while wind power counts for 8,5%. 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.
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.
The Norwegian Government presented in June 2022 a policy paper (NOU 2022:6) on the future Power Grid development. The report contains proposals for measures to reduce the time it takes to develop and license new grid facilities. Furthermore, the committee assesses principles for ensuring a socio-economic development of the power grid at a time of great uncertainty in the development of consumption. The committee also proposes possible improvements to the system for connection obligations and certain changes in laws and regulations.
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.
Significant surplus of hydro- and wind-power provides the lowest long term electricity prices, not only in the Nordics but in Europe.
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
|Nordavind DC Sites||Frankfurt||via Skagerak 4||2073||22.4||11.2|
|Nordavind DC Sites||Frankfurt||via Gothenburg||2163||23.3||11.7|
|Nordavind DC Sites||Amsterdam||via Skagerak 4||1703||18.4||9.2|
|Nordavind DC Sites||Amsterdam||via Gothenburg||1793||19.3||9.7|
|Nordavind DC Sites||London||via Stavanger/North Sea||1882||20.3||10.2|
Via proposed routes
|Nordavind DC Sites||London||via Trondheim / Celtic Norse||3194||34.5||17.2|
|Nordavind DC Sites||Dublin||via Celtic Norse||2614||28.2||14.1|
|Nordavind DC Sites||New York||via Celtic Norse / AEC-1||8146||87.9||43.9|
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.