Green Mountain signs data center deal with TikTok for new site in Norway

Norwegian data center company, Green Mountain, has entered into an agreement with TikTok to support their increasing data storage needs in Europe. A new 150 MW site, The OSL2-Hamar, is currently being constructed for this purpose.

A total of five data center buildings, each with a capacity of 30 MW, is planned at the site, making this Norway’s largest data center campus. The first building is scheduled for completion by November 2023. TikTok has signed an initial contract for 3 buildings and 90 MW of capacity, but with an opportunity to extend capacity up to 150 MW by 2025.

“The Hamar region is an ideal location for our data centers. Here, they have a surplus of renewable power, pre-zoned land areas and a competent workforce.” says CEO of Green Mountain, Svein Atle Hagaseth.

The site will be built and operated according to Green Mountain’s high sustainability standards. This includes everything from the use of renewable power, certified green buildings and potential heat reuse projects.

“This is the first hyperscale data center of this scale in Norway and we are grateful for TikTok’s vote of confidence in the project. The site will become a true example of our vision of Setting the green standard.” Hagaseth adds.

Tomorrow, representatives of the Norwegian government, local authorities, TikTok and other stakeholders will take part in a launch event at Hamar. The project will create a considerable number of new jobs and is much welcomed in the region.

“A cooperative and forward-looking attitude from the local authorities, power and grid company, contractor and other local stakeholders has been crucial in the realization of the project.” Hagaseth explains.

“The government’s data center strategy has been an important reason why companies such as Green Mountain is experiencing growth and great demand for our services. This project demonstrates that Norway has gained a reputation as a perfect data center location.”