Time to market
Ready in 2019
Big Data Valley in Børdalen is an excellent place for your data centre. Børdalen, located in Samnanger municipality in western Norway, is strong junction point in the power grid. There is also the potential for further clean energy supply to the area. Construction could begin in 2019, pending the expected finalisation of the zoning process.
Børdalen is located approximately a 40-minute drive from Bergen city center and from the city’s international airport, providing easy access to a range of amenities as well as vital infrastructure. Redundant fibre connectivity is also available.
Suitable for: hyper scale, co-location, and HPC data centres.
Site in brief: greenfield plot – zoning for data center use in progress. Hydropower production area.
Area size: approx. 60 000 m2 in total.
Owner today: REGN Datacenters, commercial infrastructure owner.
Possible construction start date: 2019
How much of the land is settled/filled: none/not filled
Gradient of the land: flat.
Drainage situation: good.
Electrical power within 2018: 100 MW.
Possible upgrade: 200 MW could be available in 2019.
Fibre situation today: redundant fibre 300 meters from site. Operator diversity is possible. Dark fibre & DWDM available.
With regards to connectivity, data centers located in Greater Bergen can connect to London with a 16,5 ms latency round trip. The same route offers great access to Ireland and the US. Data traffic to mainland Europe will either go through UK, or go through Sweden or Denmark.
Destinations from Greater Bergen - Round Trip Delay (RTD)
The west coast of Norway offers the lowest wholesale prices for renewable power in Europe. A data center of 10MW and 8000 full load hours would hence have an estimated annual power costs of average ~2 MEUR per year in Greater Bergen, Norway versus close to ~3 MEUR in Sweden. In the UK the comparable cost are 3x the power costs in the Nordic region. Compare your alternative investment country and you will find that Norway is outperforming not only in CO2 emissions, but also in cost.