NORWAY, OSLO

100%

Renewable Energy
Supply

80 kW

Average Liquid Cooling
Power/Rack

20 kW

Air Cooling Power/Rack

24/7

Services Available

1700 m²

Total IT-Space
Available

40 MW

Potential
Power Supply

AQ-OSL1

The first facility is currently under construction, close to Oslo and Norway’s largest international airport.

This facility will be a 5 MW IT colocation facility, prepared with the potential to support high-density racks for HPC. The power supply potential is up to 40 MW in the site area. The site can also support standard densities – 5 kW, up to HPC (+100kW) per rack.

 

 

Norway, an ideal data centre location

Despite its geographical location at the edge of Europe, Norway is increasingly moving to the centre of European data traffic by virtue of the expansion of network connections. Access to green power and a cool climate make Norway an ideal location for data centres.

Owing to the availability of renewable energy, low electricity prices and cold cooling water, Norway is an attractive location for building large data centres. 98% of the electricity is generated from renewable sources. Thus, Norway offers the most competitive electricity prices in Europe.

 

 

 

 

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Cooling setup

Air cooling:

  • Up to 20 kW cooling power per rack
  • Approximately 80% indirect free cooling annually
  • Chilled water temperature (20/26 indoor, 18/24 outdoor)
  • Average PUE 1.15 approximately (only considering the cooling infrastructure)

Hot water direct cooling:

  • 80 kW average cooling power per rack
  • Approximately 100% indirect free cooling annually

Power setup

  • 10 MW of IT power is available at the plot, expandable to 40 MW
  • 3.8 MW IT load on each data hall
  • 100% renewable energy supply. Electricity spot price: €0.036/kWh average over the last 16 years
  • PPA long-term power supply contracts directly with the supplier (optional)

Technical setup

  • Location:
    • Oslo, close to Norway’s international airport
    • Average temperature 4.6°C
    • Large plot with space for further data centre buildings
  • Colocation:
    • Open space, flexible divisions, compartments, enclosures
    • Total IT space available: approximately 1700 m²
    • Maximum no. of racks: approximately 700 (based on 60 cm racks)
    • 16 two-row blocks of maximum 44 racks each (based on 60 cm racks)
    • High power density blocks for liquid cooled computing capacity on demand
  • Redundancy/Resiliency:
    • Tier 3: 2N redundancy in power and fibre. N+1 in cooling
    • Back-up power (UPS, gensets, double power feeder)
    • 20 kW redundant power supply per rack on average and additional possibilities for liquid cooling
  • Connectivity:
    • Carrier neutral data centre
    • Expected connections to IXPs in Oslo and abroad as well as direct connections to the main cloud providers
    • Private line ethernet services on request
    • Cross-connects within the data centre on demand
  • Services and operations:
    • Initial set-up
    • Remote hands packages
    • 24/7 services available
    • Flexible SLA offering
  • Other:
    • Monitoring features available (live PUE, CO2eq emissions, performance etc.)
    • CO2eq measuring, reducing, and offsetting services as required

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