Stockholm offers sustainable datacentre safe haven to hyperscale cloud firms

Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, has set out plans to build a renewable energy-powered datacentre hub in the district of Kista, whose waste heat will be used to help warm thousands of homes in the local area.

The city has formed a consortium with several infrastructure companies from the region (Fortum Värme, Ellevio and Stokab), which will operate as Stockholm Data Parks, providing the power, cooling, heat recovery and the dark fibre networking capacity needed to make the project possible.

Work on the Kista datacentre park is due to start this year. The 60,550m2 site consists of a mix of greenfield and brownfield development areas.

The project is one of three builds planned by the brains behind the Stockholm Data Parks initiative, with two further sites, covering a combined area of 220,000m2, already planned for 2018 in other parts of the city.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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