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Sandnes municipality has signed an agreement with Green Mountain, Norway’s market leading data centre provider, regarding data centre services. The data centre located deep inside the mountain in a former NATO ammunition store at Rennesøy will ensure Sandnes municipality access to secure, reliable and modern IT services. The services will be operational in Q4 2016.

– We place our IT-services at Green Mountain at Rennesøy because this gives us high security and top quality, which is essential in order to secure stable operation of IT services for citizens and employees in Sandnes. We look forward to a good and constructive cooperation with Green Mountain, says Kari Ødegård Aas, Head of IT Sandnes municipality.

The municipality’s IT services will be operated from Green Mountains data center DC1-Stavanger. The data centre is cooled by cold water from the adjacent fjord without use of energy. Green Mountain offers the highest level of security for storage of sensitive data and information in Scandinavia. Furthermore, Green Mountain`s data centres operates solely on renewable energy which supports Sandnes municipality’s values of sustainable development.

– With this contract with Sandnes municipality, we are very pleased to further strengthen our deliveries to the municipality sector. It is very important for us in Green Mountain that this cooperation will ensure the best possible solutions to Sandnes municipality, says Petter Tømmeraas, Chief Sales Officer at Green Mountain. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation in the coming years.

Sandnes is a thriving and growing city. Green Mountain is the only data centre in Scandinavia offering Tier III certified data centre services that ensure that sensitive data and information is stored safely. This along with the green profile ensures that citizens and employees in Sandnes get the stable IT services they are entitled to.

– We have many customers operating critical applications that require data centre services of top quality, high security and green solutions. With us, customers get all this in one package. New demanding customers challenge us to continuously develop our services and activities to satisfy their needs, says Knut Molaug, CEO of Green Mountain.

For further information, please contact:

Green Mountain
Knut Molaug, CEO, tel.: 901 39 522, e-mail:
Silje Stensland, Media Coordinator, tel.: 922 65 803, e-mail:

Sandnes municipality Kari Ødegård Aas, Head of IT, phone.: 51 33 50 00, e-mail:

About Green Mountain Green Mountain AS design, build and operate high security, robust wholesale colocation data centres. Green Mountain currently have two data centres in Norway with plans to develop in other regions.  The data centres operate on 100% low cost renewable power and use free cooling to create unique power efficiency. The data centre near Stavanger (DC1-Stavanger) is built deep inside a mountain in a former high security NATO ammunition store. The data centre in Telemark (DC2-Telemark) is in the ‘cradle of hydro power’ with multiple local hydro power plants. We are one of the largest operators in the sector in Norway with clients in finance, IT, government, oil and gas and others. More information can be found on

Sandnes – in the center of the future Sandnes is Norway’s 7th largest city with 75,000 inhabitants and approximately 5000 employees. The municipality is centrally located as a hub in North Jæren, one of the country’s most vibrant and high growth regions. Sandnes is characterized by a population growth and 30 percent of its population is under 20 years.