Andreas Myr CEO, AQ Compute Norway

We are pleased to announce Andreas Myr as the CEO of AQ Compute Norway

With over 19 years of experience in the data centre industry, Andreas Myr brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to AQ Compute. Prior to joining the company, Andreas Myr worked at Orange Business Services AS as Vice President for Datacenter Services, where he was responsible for the construction, sales and marketing of data centre services.

In his new position, Andreas Myr will focus on several key areas to further develop the colocation market in line with AQ Compute’s mission to provide modular, carbon-neutral data centre capacities and colocation services. He will lead the construction of AQ-OSL1 in Norway and ensure that the company builds the most sustainable data centre in the region. In addition, Andreas Myr will be responsible for developing and negotiating partner agreements and fostering strong collaborations to strengthen the company’s market position.

Please read the official press release in English and Norwegian.

Henry Daunert CEO, AQ Compute

We are pleased to announce Henry Daunert as the new CEO of AQ Compute

With immediate effect: Henry Daunert, the former CEO of OnValue, has previously served AQ Compute as Executive Vice President to support the development of a portfolio of Net Zero data centres in EMEA. Henry Daunert has a proven track record in the data centre industry since 1993 and due to his large network across Europe he is ideally positioned to lead AQ Compute’s further expansion.

In light of this new corporate structure, our previous CEO, Petter M. Tømmeraas, has decided to leave AQ Compute to pursue other opportunities outside of the company. He will stay on as a Special Advisor to the Board and CEO until the end of the year. We thank him for his valuable contribution in growing the company.

Please read the official press release to get more information of the new structure and the integration of the OnValue team.

Andreas Myr VP Sales Nordics, AQ Compute

We are delighted to have welcomed Andreas Myr as the Vice President Sales Nordics for the AQ Compute Team.

Andreas Myr will be responsible for initiating and developing new business opportunities in Scandinavian countries and driving the expansion of AQ Compute in Northern Europe.
With over 19 years of experience in the data centre industry, Andreas Myr brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to AQ Compute.

Welcome to the team!

Find out more in our press release.

Press conference with CBRE Spain

With the title Barcelona: Attracting business and strengthen sustainability with a green data centre campus our press conference took place together with CBRE Spain at their office in Barcelona.

We discussed our new data centre location from an economic point of view and highlighted its role for Barcelona and Catalonia.

Building a second data centre in Barcelona is a big milestone for AQ Compute and its partners. The focus continues to be on our sustainability approach and green line – to build our data centres truly green from beginning to end – and to create a recycled energy environment.

Many thanks to the Mayor of Cerdanyola del Vallès of Barcelona, Carlos Cordón, for his visit.

Strategic agreement with CBRE

AQ Compute and CBRE, two key players in the field of data centre operations, announce their strategic agreement with the aim of making AQ Compute a panEuropean leader in providing global clients with data centre services.
AQ Compute’s second data centre will be located in Barcelona. It will offer a capacity of 50 MW and is planned to be ready for operation by mid/end 2024. Further jointly operated sites across Europe are scheduled. All are planned to be supplied with 100 % renewable energy.
The data centres will satisfy the needs of hyperscalers, large enterprises and other organisations that require extensive computing capacity while meeting sustainability goals.

Please have a read on the press release.

What are the possible applications on waste heat?

Waste heat reuse has been proven to lower the overall CO2e emissions of a data centre and mustn’t be ignored as a key sustainability strategy. Heat reuse can also be a prime contributing factor to the optimisation of data centre efficiency.

However, there are currently some challenges in a complete deployment of a waste heat reuse program, which has led some operators around the world to greenwash the idea.

Datacenter Dynamics’ Peter Judge has included some of our comments on this topic, including our partnership with Cloud&Heat Technologies.

Please take a look: The Circular Economy Supplement.



Status-quo of the Norwegian data centre market

It has long been a plan of Norwegian municipalities to introduce more data centre investment into the region.
Our CEO, Petter M. Tømmeraas, who is also the President of the Norwegian Datacenter Industry, explains more about the data centre investment strategy for Norway.

The three main points of the strategy that gonna really attract the investment in Norway are:

  1. The cooperation between public and private sector.
  2. The cost efficiency of Norway due to the lower energy tax.
  3. The continued over production of energy.


Please take a look in the podcast with JSA.

Petter M. Tømmeraas CEO of AQ Compute

We are delighted to have welcomed Petter M. Tømmeraas as the CEO for the AQ Compute Team, driving the sustainable data centre initiative within this leg of Aquila Capital.
Petter’s extensive background in the data centre industry will be invaluable for our operation. Our collective alignment to sustainability goals will be a catalyst to our growth in this sector.

Please have a read on the press release.

Aquila Capital enters data centre market

Since 2012, Aquila Capital has been developing their portfolio of sustainable, energy-efficient real estate and logistics projects in Europe.

Go-ahead for AQ Compute: to further expand the portfolio, the company is entering the data centre industry with a complete focus towards sustainability and reduction of CO2 emissions. The first development in Norway has paved the way for us to further contribute to sustainability within Europe.

Have a look at our press release to find out more about our goals and objectives.

What makes a data centre green?

How does heat waste management work? Carl von Hessen dives deeper in a t3n Magazin podcast.

It is widely understood that data centres are power-hungry, being among the biggest electricity consumers in the digital infrastructure space. As a result of constant computing processes, data centres also generate a lot of heat, which presents a problem: can waste heat generated from servers be used in a smart manner? Does this make a data centre “greener”?

Our Head of Data Center Investments, Carl von Hessen, discusses this topic in more detail in a t3n Magazin podcast.