Green Mountain Invests In Schneider Electric Prefabricated Data Centre Modules to Double its Norway Colocation Capacity
- Green Mountain’s €31.5M investment will increase data centre capacity by 35MW across two sites in Stavanger and Telemark
- Integrated solution includes Schneider Electric Prefabricated Data Centre Power and Cooling modules with LV & MV switchgear
- Schneider Electric picked to ensure 6-month deployment deadline is achieved
OSLO, NORWAY – October 9, 2018 – Green Mountain AS has awarded Schneider Electric a significant order to deliver data centre infrastructure to support increased capacity at its two Norwegian sites in Telemark and Stavanger. The modular solution being provided by Schneider Electric incorporates the latest innovations in air economised cooling, as well as high efficiency UPS with Li-Ion battery back-up.
Green Mountain has specialised in delivering high-end data centre services to demanding enterprise and wholesale customers around the world. Its award-winning facilities are Tier III certified by the Uptime Institute, and utilise 100% renewable hydropower for high efficiency, zero CO2 operations and cooling. Existing customers include banks, energy, Cloud & IT service providers, government agencies and large enterprises.
“Green Mountain is growing quickly, so we are making two major investments in Rennesøy and Rjukan,” said company CSO, Svein Atle Hagaseth. “To meet the specific needs of our customers, we need to bring new data centre capacity online rapidly. Our experience of working with Schneider Electric makes them a natural partner for us to turn to in order to expedite this project.”
The first element of the staged project, and the larger prefabricated data centre investment is scheduled to go live at the Rjukan site by April 1st, 2019. In addition to the Schneider Electric Data Centre Power and Cooling modules, Schneider Electric will also be providing technical – or ‘white’ – space, plus electrical distribution equipment and MV and LV switchgear.
Charlie Timmerman, VP IT Division, Northern Europe at Schneider Electric commented, “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Green Mountain with the expansion of its two high profile data centre sites. It is the result of a superb team effort, bringing together the competencies of data centre expert teams within our Energy and IT Divisions.”
The infrastructure to provision the upgraded capacity will require up to 15 state-of-the-art Schneider Electric Data Centre Power and Cooling modules. The benefits of the prefabricated, pre-engineered modular approach are well established, and include factory integration and testing to simplify and speed up onsite installation, as well as ensure more predictable and reliable operations. The containerised solutions are being constructed at Schneider Electric’s Barcelona manufacturing plant and will be delivered by road.
Green Mountain has had an exceptional year growing its customer base. With a large majority of growth coming from international companies, Green Mountain has secured business from new and existing customers in all its strategic segments, including Cloud/ Service Providers, HPC and Enterprise/ Public end-users. This investment with Schneider Electric will help Green Mountain to meet customer demands both now and in the future.
A new data centre strategy from the Norwegian government has provided a clear sign that international companies are to be supported by a compelling business case including both low-cost renewable power and a proactive, forward-thinking regulator. Combined with low operational costs, high quality and a rapid speed to market model through modular builds, this new strategy has encouraged companies to take action to colocate their data centres in Norway with Green Mountain.
Schneider Electric has a strong track record helping to drive innovation in critical buildings from hospitals and airports to manufacturing sites and data centres. While being able to harness the benefits of abundant free cooling availability and renewable hydro-power, Green Mountain has also been able to increase the efficiency of its infrastructure and reduce risk in its data centres by utilising Schneider Electric solutions throughout the original build and subsequent upgrades.
Charlie Timmermann concluded, “A project of this scale proves what can be achieved when two pioneering organizations work together to ensure quality and environmental standards can be met without compromising uptime.”
About Green Mountain
Green Mountain AS is a data centre company specialized in delivering high-end data centre services to demanding enterprise and wholesale customers around the world. The company currently operate two data centres in Norway; DC1-Stavanger at Rennesøy just outside Stavanger and DC2-Telemark at Rjukan. Both data centres are Tier III certified by Uptime Institute for design and facility. Existing customers include banks, IT service providers, government agencies and large enterprises.
Satisfied customers are the most important goal of our business and data centre services has been delivered with 100% uptime for more than four years. We are very transparent about the quality of our services to our customers as thrust is fundamental for our business. Security is at the highest level, and the company is ISO 27001 Information security management certified.
Operations are delivered by a very enthusiastic and skilled team of data centre engineers and service managers. We aim to be the most professional data centre operator in the market and encourage knowledge and training to raise the skill of our personnel. Operational efficiency is achieved through extensive use of automation, and a well built and maintained infrastructure that has a high degree of autonomy, fault tolerance, and self-healing capabilities. Green Mountain AS is ISO 9001 Quality management certified.
Our data centres are very energy efficient and use 100% renewable power combined with the lowest power prices in Europe, making them the greenest data centres in the world. ISO 14001 Environmental management certification is also in place.
About Schneider Electric
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