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Dale is home to a large scale specialist HPC data center already in operation, with further expansions in progress.
The local authorities are actively involved in developing land for new industrial uses, and welcome the establishment of further data centres. Several industrial buildings are available in Dale, along with land suitable for data centers. Local partners offer tailor-made infrastructure, operation, and support services.
Dale is an attractive site for data centers in western Norway, positioned approximately a 50-minute drive from both Bergen city center and from the airport. There is a regular train connection between Dale and the centre of Bergen.
Suitable for: small and medium sized co-locations, enterprise, and HPC data centres.
Site in brief: Industrial park – workshop, office, and dwellings available. Close to hydropower production area.
Area size: suitable buildings for data centers, land areas of approximately 10 000 m2.
Owner today: commercial as well as municipal ownership.
Possible construction start date: during 2018.
How much of the land is settled/filled: all/filled/to be filled.
Gradient of the land: flat.
Drainage situation: good.
Electrical power today: up to 100 MW available within 2018.
Fibre situation today: redundant fibre at grid connection point. Dark fiber & 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.