Hydro66 Announces Construction of 8,000 m2 Arctic Data Centre
October 22nd, 2014 – Hydro66, a provider of next generation green data centres, announces it is building a new 8,000m2 data centre in Boden, northern Sweden. The modular data centre will be built on a 46,000m2 site and will be served by a new fully redundant 145kV 120MW substation.
“We are building a green data centre which is optimised for the Arctic climate and exclusively uses locally generated hydro-electric power.” said Paul Morrison, Business Development Director. “The data centre is being built with the aim of producing the lowest possible carbon footprint throughout construction as well as operation.”
The data centre is less than 500m from a hydro power station and directly adjacent to a new 120MW substation.
“Designing our data centre with the needs of corporate multinationals in mind means our clients will benefit from scalable low cost green power without compromises on power density, data integrity or social responsibility” continued Morrison. “Sweden is an attractive location because it provides high geo-political security and stability as part of the EU and mainland Europe.”
The facility will support high power density computing equipment of the type increasingly demanded by corporate IT leaders. Data centre clients will further benefit from being located at the intersection of 4 different regional power grid feeders giving unparalleled scalability, resilience and diversity.
Sweden is rated as the 4th most Internet connected country in the world and the data centre will have multiple low latency routes into all key European connectivity hubs.
“The annual mean temperature of -1.3°C at the edge of the Arctic Circle is a unique opportunity to utilise natural cooling methods for the ultra-efficient design. This combined with some of the lowest input costs for energy in Europe means high quality, low cost, green data centre services are within reach of enterprise IT teams for the first time” added Morrison.
The data centre RFS date is May 2015 with significant expansion planned over the next decade.
“We are very pleased with Hydro66’s data centre investment. Their long-term, sustainable approach in combination with our location and infrastructure makes it a winning concept. We welcome them to Boden and The Node Pole, and are proud that they will use local expertise and resources to set their global plans into action”, says Erik Svensson, CEO Boden Business Agency.
“We have been impressed by Hydro66’s approach and are really excited to be part of their future expansion plans. A colocation services provider with a very clear green focus is a great addition to the data centre market in The Node Pole” says Erik Lundström, CEO The Node Pole.
Hydro66 is a company dedicated to offering groundbreaking hosting services that dramatically change the impact that companies running power-hungry IT services have on the environment, whilst significantly lowering their operational costs compared to traditional data centres in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific regions.
Offering wholesale capacity in state-of-the-art data centres that combine unrivalled power availability and free-air cooling with redundant fibre connectivity, Hydro66 delivers green data centre solutions which are ideal for enterprise applications such as private cloud services, power intensive high performance computing and large scale storage deployments.
Read more at www.hydro66.com
Hydro66 is backed by Black Green Capital, a UK-based venture firm investing in high-tech startups.
Read more at www.blackgreencapital.com
About The Node Pole
The Node Pole region encompasses the municipalities Luleå, Boden and Piteå in the very north of Sweden, just by the Arctic Circle. The region has earned the epithet The Node Pole due to its northern position and emergence as a global hub for data traffic. The Node Pole offers perfect conditions for creating customised solutions for high-tech, electricity-intensive constructions such as data centres. In addition to having an extremely stable electricity infrastructure, The Node Pole region provides natural and free fresh-air cooling and renewable hydro- and wind power with low energy costs. Sweden enjoys one of the lowest electricity pricings in Europe and The Node Pole region has the lowest electricity price in Sweden. The region is also one of the most geologically, politically and socially stable areas in the world.
Read more at www.thenodepole.com
Contacts for further information
Paul Morrison – Business Development Director, Hydro66
Tel: +44(0)20 7079 9382
Erik Lundström – CEO, The Node Pole
Tel: +46 70 240 24 40
Erik Svensson – CEO, Boden Business Agency
Tel: +46 70 629 73 15