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 facilities are Tier III certified by the Uptime Institute, and utilise 100% renewable hydropower for high efficiency, zero CO2operations 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 Schneider Electric Data Centre Power and Cooling modules.