Nordic data center operator Bulk is expanding both of its Norwegian sites.
Bulk announced this week that it has completed the installation of an on-site substation at its NO1 campus in Kristiansand, providing immediate access to 100MW of power and providing opportunities for future scale.
The company said the power upgrade is the first part of a wider scheme that will eventually see the N01 campus connect to 1GW of power for data center customers.
Construction has also commenced on Bulk’s second data center at the NO1 campus, offering an additional 10MW of IT capacity.
In addition, this Autumn a further 160,000 meters of leveled land will be complete at the site, in readiness for a 40MW data center planned for construction next year.
In Oslo, Bulk Data Centers has completed construction of a further 1.5MW of whitespace at its OS-IX facility.
Construction on N01 first began back in 2014 but Bulk only recently established any operational data centers there. The 300-hectare campus currently offers 1,400 sqm (15,000 sq ft) of technical space arranged in two 700 sq m (7,500 sq ft) data halls.
The company’s Norwegian facilities are powered via hydroelectric-generated energy, and both connect to local heat-reuse projects.
Gisle M.Eckhoff, executive vice president, Bulk Data Centers, said: “We are experiencing rapidly increasing demand for our data center capacity in the Nordics, and our ongoing expansion will provide customers with sustainable, reliable and highly connected facilities.”
“While our data centers are powered by renewable energy, we still have a responsibility to ensure that energy is utilized as efficiently as possible, including solutions for re-use of heat from the cooling systems. At N01 we have established a circular economy campus, where the heat will be re-used to heat green houses for vegetables and plants as well as for drying fire wood. Our customers care for the environment, and appreciate that Bulk is ahead in the field of sustainable data center operations.”