Lefdal Mine Datacenter
|About||Lefdal Mine Datacenter will be the worlds largest datacenter. We have a European leading TCO, unique security, renewable energy and scalability through 250.000 m2 and 6,7 tHw local surplus power production.|
Lefdal Mine Datacenter – The Norwegian Solution
Lefdal Mine Datacenter (LMD) is exploiting Norway and the Lefdal Mine’s nature given advantages in terms of location, green power, the low cost of power and cooling, stabile infrastructure and political environment to create the best datacenter facility in Europe. Our vision is:
“To offer the most cost effective, secure, flexible and green data center solution in Europe”
Several key differentiators build up our unique value proposition.
Power – Renewable, stable and at low cost
LMD is located near 350 MW renewable power production. In addition, the national grid is next to the facility with a capacity of 2 500 MW. There is a surplus power production in the region of 6.7 TWh. Long term power prices available. LMD is in first phase designed as a 45 MW+ facility – level 3.
Effective cooling solution – Guaranteed PUE 1.15
The LMD cooling solution will enable the facility to run with an industry leading PUE guaranteed at 1.15 – 24/7/365. Depending on UPS configuration, it is possible to achieve 1.08.
LMD is Europe’s greenest data center. In addition to running on renewable power and operating with low PUE, the CO2 emission is “0” and the footprint limited. The mine is already there and the material required to build out capacity is low. The main part of the facility is not visible to the surroundings. There is no need for evaporative systems for cooling and the WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) is “0”.
LMD have the possibility of building out 120.000 m2 of whitespace in the facility. Clients will be able to reserve space and capacity for future growth with limited investments. LMD offer a perfect capital cost alignment increasing capacity in the facility fast, at low cost, when needed.
Low cost of space
The mine is already there. Cost of land is limited, and the investments needed to secure redundant power and network infrastructure and to build out the cooling solution was low. The mine gives a high level of natural EMP security and there is limited need for perimeter fencing and other investments in physical security. The construction cost pr. MW is leading in Europe – 30-50% lower than standard DC build out - yet bringing a Tier 3 product to the market.
Flexibility – Growth, density and product solutions
The flexibility is unique, with a “pay as you go” capacity. The large space and the logistics allows different product solutions in a cost effective way. We can facilitate all known concepts for white space solutions and the facility structure enables a streamlined solution for containers in different shapes and sizes. LMD can customize power density, temperature, humidity, operational equipment, tier level and all related services. The water based cooling solution enables high density computing up to 50 KW/rack. The size and the formation of the mine and the infrastructure design allows single location – dual site solutions.
LMD is a Tier 3 data center service inside several secure mountain halls. The facility has access from two single points of entry. This offers a high level of natural security and access control. The design and documentation of infrastructure installations are highly confidential and are not shared externally. Currently LMD has received a government grant to become the first data center In Norway certified under the national security act. Staff onsite 24/7.