2019-11-12 14:37Press release

​Three new data centers to be built in Stockholm

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Advania Data Centers, Interxion and IP-Only have decided to build new data centers in Stockholm Data Park Kista with large-scale heat reuse. When operational, the data centers have the potential to heat more than 35 000 modern residential apartments in Stockholm.

Stockholm has established itself as the world-leader in large-scale heat reuse from major data centers, much thanks to a sustainable business model where data centers are paid for their excess heat. By preparing and offering suitable locations for data center investments, Stockholm Data Parks, which was launched to help the City become fossil fuel free by 2040, harvest excess heat generated by data centers.

“We have been working hard to inform actors on the advantages of being part of the circular economy that is possible in Stockholm through heat recovery. These three announcements are important to the City and a proof that the concept works and that Stockholm is an attractive place to locate,” says Tora Holm, Business Development Manager at Invest Stockholm.

“With Interxion expanding and IP-Only and Advania Data Centers choosing to enter Stockholm Data Parks to actively engage in heat recovery, this announcement sets a new standard for the data center industry. There is an increasing realization that end-users are expecting data centers to offer sustainable solutions. With our willingness to pay for excess heat, locating in Stockholm is not only more profitable, it also provides a competitive edge for these data centers in responding to customer demands for climate-neutral computing,” says Erik Rylander, Head of Stockholm Data Parks at Stockholm Exergi.

Stockholm Data Parks recently added a new site in Brista, close to Stockholm's international airport Arlanda. From the start, 220 000 square meters are available for data center investments with heat recovery. Work is ongoing to extend the land area with another 400 000 square meters.

For more information, please contact
Erik Rylander, Head of Stockholm Data Parks, Stockholm Exergi
erik.rylander@stockholmexergi.se, +46 70 693 51 84

About heat recovery and Stockholm Data Parks
Stockholm Exergi has been promoting heat recovery since 1979, with IBM’s data center as the first supplier of excess heat. Starting 2012, the work was intensified and a heat recovery offering named Open District Heating (“Öppen Fjärrvärme”) was launched. In 2017, it was decided, in cooperation with the City of Stockholm, Invest Stockholm, grid provider Ellevio and dark fiber operator Stokab, to launch Stockholm Data Parks to encourage major data center operators to locate in Stockholm with a view to performing heat recovery on a large scale. Examples of data center operators already supplying excess heat to Stockholm Exergi are Interxion, Ericsson and Bahnhof. https://stockholmdataparks.com

About Stockholm Exergi
Stockholm Exergi, jointly owned by the City of Stockholm and Fortum, is the Nordic leader in heat, cooling and heat recovery solutions. Stockholm Exergi provides heating for more than 800,000 people in metropolitan Stockholm and cooling for over 400 hospitals, data centers and other properties. The 700 employees are working together with customers and the local community to provide the city with simple, reliable and sustainable energy solutions.

About Advania Data Centers
Advania Data Centers is a European technology company headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. With two data center campuses in Iceland and one planned in Stockholm, Sweden, the company offers innovative colocation and infrastructure services and solutions to the high-density compute market, including its lighthouse product HPC|FLOW, that globally leading manufacturing, finance and engineering companies depend on for high performance computing and supercomputing needs. All Advania Data Center solutions are powered with renewable energy and extreme power efficiency, with PUE from 1.03. https://advaniadc.com/

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through more than 50 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With over 700 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. https://www.interxion.com/

About IP-Only
IP-Only is Northern Europe's leading provider of network infrastructure and network-related services. Based on IP-Only's stable fiber network, the company develops products and solutions that connect Sweden and the Nordic region with all the world's opportunities. https://www.ip-only.se/

About Invest Stockholm
Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm.
www.investstockholm.com


About Invest Stockholm

Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com

Contacts

Marie Sundström
PR and Marketing Manager, Invest Stockholm
Marie Sundström
Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
Anna Gissler