Advania and Stockholm Exergi announced the new environmentally friendly data center in Stockholm will be built. This will be the first data center ADS plans to build outside of Iceland.
The new partnership between Advania Data Center (ADC) and local energy provider Stockholm Exergi is announced today. According to the agreement, ADC will lease the land in Stockholm Data Parks and the heat that is generated by the equipment in the data center will be used to heat the local houses in Stockholm. Thus, instead of heat being wasted, it will be used to the benefit of the local community, making it more energy-efficient.
$70 million project
ADC already owns 2 first-class data centers in Iceland but this one will be the first one outside of the country. Preparations for constructions of the data center already started and it is expected to be fully operational before 2021. The build will be completed in seven phases total and the total investment is the project is $70 million. ADC is going to offer a standard rack density of more than 30kW per rack, to be able to optimize the colocation environment for high-density enterprise workload.
CEO of ADC, Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson:
Operating in two separate geo-locations is essential for our future growth, and we’re delighted to take this step. It will benefit our customers, as the project will bring increased flexibility, operational security and efficiency to ADC. We envision further development in the Nordic region, in areas where data connections are superb, energy prices competitive, and demand is increasing rapidly.
Our operation in Iceland has multiplied in recent years, thanks to our staff, their knowledge, attitudes and clear vision. Now ADC is strengthening its profile as an active international player in a growing market for high-density workloads and artificial intelligence. The new DC will increase our value proposition to our clients.
Erik Rylander, Head of Stockholm Data Parks and Heat recovery at Stockholm Exergi:
We are very excited about Advania Data Centers setting up a new facility in Stockholm Data Parks. It is not only a validation of the benefits of heat recovery and Stockholm as a location for data centers. Being a co-location provider for high performance computing, ADC is pushing the industry standard for how much data processing – and thus how much heat recovery – can be done per IT-rack.