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Bulk Data Centers unveils plan for data center expansion following unprecedented demand

  • Bulk Data Centers launches a new major data center facility at the N01 Data Center Campus in Southern Norway, with the Campus’ existing capacity contracted due to surging market demand.
  • The new expansion is a cutting-edge 42MW data center facility, catering to the latest high-density infrastructure needs as part of its strategic campus expansion.
  • To accommodate future demand growth, Bulk Data Centers is collaborating with regional and national grid companies to add 300MW of power capacity in 2026.

Kristiansand, Norway - 23rd January, 2024 - Bulk Data Centers, the leading provider of ultra-scalable, highly connected, and sustainable data centers in the Nordics, today announced that construction has commenced of a new 42MW data center facility scheduled for completion this year.

The rapid growth in occupancy at the N01 Data Center Campus underscores the undeniable demand for highly scalable, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions. The success of our strategic approach is reflected in the trust from our owners and partners, which will help us to build data centers of the future that meet the demands of our growing customer base,” said Gisle M. Eckhoff, Executive Vice President, Bulk Data Centers at Bulk Infrastructure.

The new facility will offer 42MW of IT space, designed to accommodate the latest generation of high-density GPU and CPU infrastructure. It will include air cooling and direct liquid cooling capabilities of up to 100kW+ per rack.

This is on the back of the successful launch of a 12MW data center facility at the N01 Data Center Campus, which was ready for service in 2023 and is now fully contracted due to high demand.

Scaling with focus on low-cost and sustainability

The new 42MW facility will be constructed at the 300-hectare site and connect to the existing 125MVA dual onsite sub-stations.

In addition to the current construction-ready levelled land area of 265,000 sqm, Bulk will also undertake the preparation of an additional 300,000 sqm to facilitate future expansion of the data center facilities.

Bulk Data Centers takes a long-term strategic approach in the site master planning, combined with innovative proven colocation designs to reduce lead time and enable the fastest time to market.

Meeting our customers' demands is our number one priority. Our team possesses an intimate knowledge of market trends, and we remain dedicated to constructing data center infrastructure at a large scale and in the shortest timeframes. At a time when countries across Europe are facing constraints on land and power, we offer a holistic solution, enabling our customers to scale in a low-cost sustainable way,” says Rob Elder, Chief Commercial Officer at Bulk Data Centers.

As part of the longer-term scaling at the N01 Data Center Campus, Bulk is working jointly with regional and national grid companies to add 300MW of additional, redundant power capacity that allows for continued large scale data center expansion, both for hyperscale and colocation facilities.

The N01 Data Center Campus has the potential to grow beyond 1000MW supported by a strategic location in immediate proximity to one of Northern Europe’s largest transformer stations and 300 hectares of zoned land. The site has access to surplus production of 100% renewable power and is highly connected with large-capacity intercontinental and regional fiber routes, connecting the site directly to European and North American transport hubs.

Press Contact: Einar Stabell, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, 0047 936 32 361