Data center operator DigiPlex has acquired a plot of 60,000 m2, with an option to purchase an additional 100,000 m2 in Treklyngen industrial park in Ringerike municipality outside of Oslo. The site has been prepared for the establishment of a large data center complex. An agreement with Ringerikskraft ensures the necessary power supply for the first development phase.

The seller of the plot is Follum Eiendom AS, a subsidiary of Viken Skog SA. The Group has established a rapidly growing industrial park in the area where the Norske Skog Follum factory was previously situated.

Treklyngen industrial park focuses on developments in renewable energy and forest raw materials such as biofuels, biocarbon and related sectors. In addition, parts of the area are already prepared for data center construction.

“Treklyngen industrial park has a good strategic location, access to renewable energy through the agreement with Ringerikskraft and advanced solutions for circular economy,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex. “Acquiring this prime plot will help DigiPlex attract new national and international data center customers, including in the High Performance Computing (HPC) segment. I would like to thank both Ringerike municipality, the seller Follum Eiendom and Ringerikskraft for the warm welcome they have extended us.”

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Photo Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex
“Acquiring this prime plot will help DigiPlex attract new national and international Data center customers, including in the High Performance Computing (HPC) segment,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO of DigiPlex.

Local power supply company, Ringerikskraft has already entered into an agreement with DigiPlex to ensure an adequate power supply to future data centers in the industrial park.

“We are happy and proud to have signed an agreement with a player such as DigiPlex,” said Ole Sunnset, CEO of Ringerikskraft. “At Ringerikskraft, we want to contribute to growth and development in the region. In the same way as electricity, we all now depend on data centers to make the wheels turn in today’s digital society, and the data center industry is the world’s fastest growing, energy-intensive industry.”

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

Rolf Jarle Aaberg, CEO of the Treklyngen industrial park, is looking forward to the collaboration in the years ahead. “There are opportunities for good synergies between data centers and other activities that are planned for the area,” he said. “Not least the planned biomass plant that can re-use heat from the data center and generate electricity.”

DigiPlex has a total of seven data centers in the Nordic region, and opened new data centers at Fetsund and Hobøl last year. An additional data center center is under construction at Fetsund.