The Mermaid is soon to land

Bulk Infrastructure is behind the new Nordic Gateway the on-ramp solution into the Havfrue (Mermaid) Cable System. It means better fibre infrastructure to Norway, and to the western part of Norway.

Above, Peder Nærbø Chairman of the board/Founder, Bulk Infrastructure AS

Havfrue subsea cable system connects USA to the Nordics. The new Havfrue subsea cable will be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“The new cable will give us faster and stronger connection to Europe and USA, and better capacity for data distribution and data centres in the Nordics and in Greater Bergen”, says Tore Mong, at GreenByte, the facilitator for data centres in Greater Bergen.

This map shows the Havfrue Cable System, and the further connections to western Norway. 

Great Nordic potential

"Bulk Infrastructure is committed to enable the great potential that the Nordic region has to offer as an attractive platform for cost efficient and sustainable digital services," states Peder Naerboe, Owner and Chairman at Bulk Infrastructure AS.

“Therefore, we introduce The Nordic Gateway, an on-ramp solution accessing fibre networks that unlocks the sustainable Nordic region´s natural resources,” he says.

The Nordic Gateway is the on-ramp solution into the Havfrue Cable System, stretching 7,200 kilometres from New Jersey to the Nordic countries of Denmark and Norway. With Bulk's exclusive ownership to the Norwegian branch of the cable system, Bulk controls six routes in the system between the USA, Ireland, Denmark and Norway.

"We believe The Nordic Gateway unlocks one of the few genuinely sustainable solutions in the data center industry today. With this solution, the data center industry can utilize 100% pure emissions-free hydropower from the Nordic countries," says Naerboe.

Short distance to market

“The Nordic region is optimally geographically positioned. Here, we have short distances to key European markets, abundant renewable hydropower supply and the lowest electricity prices in Europe. In addition, the Nordics has one of the World´s highest levels of redundancy and resilience in the power grid. I believe all these things together, topped with political stability and low temperature are reasons why the Nordics is now chosen as a sustainable power hub.”