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DigiPlex land grabbing continues for future data centre expansion

Portfolio of seven sites is set to be extended in the near future as new facilities are under construction and new land sites are purchased for future demand.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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January 25, 2021 | 11:40 AM GMT

Norway’s data centre player DigiPlex has acquired a plot of 60,000 m2 close to the capital from Follum Eiendom AS, a subsidiary of Viken Skog SA, as the company continues to land bank for future expansion.

The site comes with an option to purchase an additional 100,000 m2 at the Treklyngen Industrial Park in Ringerike municipality outside of Oslo. 

The site has been prepared for the establishment of a data centre and an agreement with Ringerikskraft ensures the necessary power supply for the first development phase. Ringerike municipality has ample access to renewable energy with more than 200 MW available. 

Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex, said: “Treklyngen industrial park has a good strategic location, access to renewable energy through the agreement with Ringerikskraft and advanced solutions for circular economy. 

“Acquiring this prime plot will help DigiPlex attract new national and international customers, including in the High Performance Computing (HPC) segment.”

The DigiPlex acquisition is in line with Ringerike municipality’s business policy to facilitate increased value creation with a wide range of business setups.

Kirsten Orebråten, Mayor of Ringerike municipality, said: “We welcome DigiPlex to Ringerike and are proud that they have chosen to establish a new data centre here. We have for several years purposefully worked to facilitate the establishment of large data centres in the municipality, and we are very pleased to see the results.

“We have the required infrastructure, both technically and location-wise, and have collaborated to facilitate regulation, energy access and digital connection opportunities.”

DigiPlex has not yet set a date for construction to start but is in dialogue with several potential customers. 

The operator has a total of seven data centres in the Nordic region, including new centres at Fetsund and Hobøl which were brought online last year. An additional centre is under construction at Fetsund.

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