A total of five data center buildings, each with a capacity of 30 MW, is planned at the site, making this Norway’s largest data center campus. The first building is scheduled for completion by November 2023. TikTok has signed an initial contract for three buildings and 90 MW of capacity with an opportunity to extend capacity up to 150 MW by 2025.
"The Hamar region is an ideal location for our data centers," said Svein Atle Hagaset, CEO of Green Mountain. "Here, they have a surplus of renewable power, pre-zoned land areas and a competent workforce.”
The site will be built and operated according to Green Mountain’s high sustainability standards. This includes everything from the use of renewable power, certified green buildings, and potential heat reuse projects.
“This is the first hyperscale data center of this scale in Norway, and we are grateful for TikTok’s vote of confidence in the project," Hagaseth said. "The site will become a true example of our vision of 'Setting the green standard.'”
Tomorrow, representatives of the Norwegian government, local authorities, TikTok, and other stakeholders will take part in a launch event at Hamar. The project will create a considerable number of new jobs and is much welcomed in the region.
"A cooperative and forward-looking attitude from the local authorities, power and grid company, contractor, and other local stakeholders has been crucial in the realization of the project." said Hagaseth. "The government’s data center strategy has been an important reason why companies, such as Green Mountain, is experiencing growth and great demand for our services. This project demonstrates that Norway has gained a reputation as a perfect data center location."