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Matre is a relatively small neighbourhood built up as an industrial area based on production of hydropower. This area in western Norway is approximately an 80 minute drive from Bergen city center.
Matre includes several plots of land that are ideal for data centres which require a smaller footprint, but still need a lot of electrical power. Today, three industrial sites of 18,000 square meters in total stand ready to welcome your data center. The area could be supplied with 100 MW electricity, and redundant fibre is offered.
GreenByte is developing other sites in Matre, which soon will be available.
Suitable for: small and medium sized co-locations and HPC data centres.
Site in brief: industrial park – greenfield plot. Workshop, office, and dwellings available. Close to hydropower production area.
Area size: a total of 18 000 m2.
Owner today: cooperation of three sites and owners.
Possible construction start date: 8–10 weeks.
How much of the land is settled/filled: all/filled.
Gradient of the land: flat.
Drainage situation: good.
Electrical power today: 8 MW at 0.4 kV available within 10 weeks.
Possible upgrade: 2019: 100 MW.
Fibre situation today: redundant fibre at grid connection point. Dark fibre & DWDM available.
With regards to connectivity, data centers located in Greater Bergen can connect to London with a 16,8 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.