PRESS RELEASE: Schneider Electric and Green Mountain AS have jointly announced this week that the Green Mountain DC2-Telemark site in Norway has gone live in preparation for customer occupation.
Green Mountain AS is a data centre company specialising in delivering high-end data centre services to demanding enterprise and wholesale customers around the world. The company currently operates two data centres in Norway; DC1-Stavanger at Rennesøy just outside Stavanger and DC2-Telemark at Rjukan. Both data centres are Tier III certified by Uptime Institute for design and facility. Existing customers include banks, IT service providers, government agencies and large enterprises. The DC2-Telemark facility has a capacity of 3MW.
In order to achieve rapid deployment at the brown field development and meet customer requirements, Green Mountain deployed Schneider Electric’s prefabricated EcoStruxure Modular Data Centre infrastructure – reducing time to market by 50%.
Dave Johnson, EVP of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division said, “As a global leader and innovator, Schneider Electric has played a principal role in advancing the way that today’s data centres are designed, built and managed. We were delighted to have worked with Green Mountain to bring this new capacity onstream in a timely fashion, underscoring the benefits of factory-engineering, pre-testing and faster on-site installation which prefab delivers.”
“Norway is becoming a key destination as customers concerned about the sustainability of their data centre services seek to increase their use of renewable power sources and avail of abundant free cooling supplies,” said Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO, Green Mountain AS. “The integrated solution provided by Schneider Electric incorporates the latest high-efficiency physical infrastructure together with IoT-driven EcoStruxure management software for ongoing reliable and efficient data centre operations.”
Prefabricated data centre solution reduces risk in design and construction
Towards the end of 2018, Green Mountain announced the expansion of its two high profile data centre developments to deliver 4MW at Stavanger and a further 3MW at Telemark. To facilitate the capacity increases, Green Mountain awarded Schneider Electric €10M to deliver a complete solution utilising the competencies of the company’s Energy and Secure Power Divisions. The two companies had history having collaborated to launch Green Mountain’s high efficiency and highly secure DC1-Stavanger facility.
The new capacity has been enabled by a Schneider Electric turnkey solution comprising 15 state-of-the-art EcoStruxure Modular Data Centre Power and Cooling modules, together with MV & LV switchgear and EcoStruxure management software. The equipment was factory assembled and tested at Schneider Electric’s new Barcelona facility, and delivered to site via road transportation.
The modules supplied to Green Mountain incorporate Schneider Electric’s latest innovations in air economised cooling, as well as high-efficiency UPS with Li-Ion battery back-up. Schneider Electric is unique in being able to offer in-house a substantial proportion of the electrical and cooling infrastructure, from MV and LV switchgear to power protection and distribution, and cooling plant. Green Mountain will also be expanding its use of Schneider Electric EcoStruxureTM for Data Centres architecture to manage its data centre operations.
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