atNorth Announces Heat Reuse Enabled Mega Site in Kouvola


atNorth, the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced further expansion into Finland with a new mega site planned on a 21 hectare plot, in Kouvola, 139KM north east of Helsinki and 52KM from the city of Hamina. The site, called FIN04, aligns to atNorth’s growth strategy and will be atNorth’s tenth data center in the Nordics and its fourth campus in Finland.

FIN04 will have an immediate power supply of 60 megawatts (MW) with the first phase, ready for operation in the second half of 2025 and a path to power to several hundred megawatts when fully built. The site will cater for both colocation customers and build-to-suit projects.

“This agreement is yet another hallmark moment for atNorth. Kouvola is a critical location for our next site as we continue to expand and meet the growing demand for high performance services,” commented atNorth’s CEO, Eyjolfur Magnus Kristinsson. “We are in ongoing discussions with several AI companies, hyperscalers as well as international organizations requiring High Performance Computing, who see the clear benefit of moving to the Nordics to decarbonize their IT workloads. True to our vision, we are leading the way in future-proofed data center infrastructure across the Nordics.”

The Kouvola region is known for its sustainability practices. The city promotes a circular economy throughout its infrastructure design and architecture, in line with the needs of local communities, businesses, and residents.

“Kouvola is a sought-after, sustainable destination. We welcome business investment from responsible companies like atNorth who see the benefit in helping to advance digitalization in an environmentally responsible way,” stated Marita Toikka, Mayor of Kouvola. “We are excited to collaborate with atNorth to bring innovation, digital competitiveness and sustainability to the forefront.”

Working closely with the city of Kouvola and energy partner, KSS Energia, the new FIN04 site will be enabled with heat reuse capabilities, which will enable the recovery of excess heat from the data center to be recycled for possible reuse within the local community.

“We are excited to work with atNorth to implement a heat reuse practice that can serve as an inspiration for other businesses striving to meet sustainability targets and contribute to a better world,” stated Marko Riipinen, CEO, KSS Energia 

The announcement of the FIN04 site comes off the back of atNorth’s recent acquisition of two data center sites and the construction of a third facility in Finland, as well as a planned development of a 30MW data center in Denmark, due to go live at the end of 2024. This year, the company also completed the acquisition of Gompute, adding a full stack HPC-as-a-Service offering and an additional facility in Sweden to it’s portfolio.


atNorth shortlisted in the ‘European Data Center of Year’ category at the DCD Global Awards 2023


atNorth the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced its latest acknowledgement in the industry as it is shortlisted in the `European Data Center of the Year’ category at the DCD Global Awards.

The accolade is further recognition of atNorth’s state of the art SWE01 campus in Sweden. The site was specifically designed to cater for high performance computing requirements in a sustainable way by utilizing cutting edge direct liquid cooling and heat reuse technology. The setup has provided many clients, such as financial services business BNP Paribas CIB, with a highly innovative and efficient service that allows for considerable carbon reduction.

“As the demand for data center capacity sits at a record high and the awareness of the environmental impact of powering said infrastructure also increases, we are delighted that the innovative design of our data center has again been recognized in the industry,” says Fredrik Jansson, Chief Strategy & Marketing/Communications Officer, at atNorth. “We are thrilled that our SWE01 data center has been praised for its ability to enable clients to achieve more compute in a highly sustainable way.”

The news follows atNorth’s recent announcements of its continued expansion with new sites in Finland and Denmark that will be built with innovative heat reuse technology from the outset. The business continues to source suitable locations for new facilities as the demand for its services grows.

Additionally, the business is proud to have been recognized by several awarding bodies this year including; the Edie Net Zero AwardsThe 2023 Energy Awards`, the DCS Awardsthe Electrical Review and Data Center Review Excellence Awards, the Tech Capital Awards, and the National Sustainability Awards.

The DCD Global Awards has been recognizing the best people, projects, and teams in the data center industry for 17 years. More information can be found at the Data Center Dynamics website (


atNorth Announces Shortlist Selection for the National Sustainability Awards


atNorth, a leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s National Sustainability Awards.

The ‘Building of the Year’ shortlisting recognizes the innovative design of atNorth’s SWE01 data center that was launched in 2022. The site is one of the world’s first large capacity (+10mW) data centers that is specifically designed to cater for high performance computing needs alongside high and low-density workloads with efficiency, performance, and with sustainability at the heart of it’s unique design. It accommodates world-class heat capturing technologies including a primary cooling system designed for heat recovery allowing all warm air exhaust from the data center to be recycled in collaboration with Stockholm Exergi, whose local district heating plant can draw the excess heat from the data center to potentially heat up to 20,000 apartments.

The recognition in the `Energy Innovation’ category acknowledges atNorth’s strategic alliance with CoolIT, the global leader in direct cooling solutions, that gave rise to an innovative and bespoke direct liquid cooling system for their high-density servers which further enhanced the existing infrastructure cooling process and resulted in one of the lowest carbon footprint data centers today.

The news follows the recent publication of atNorth’s annual accounts that showed its highest  annual revenue to date.  As demand for data intensive computing increases, the business is committed to continual expansion and the building of best in class data centers. atNorth now operates six Nordic data centers with a seventh site due to open in Finland in 2024.

“We are always so pleased that the quality and benefits of our solutions continues to be recognized in the industry,” says Gisli Kr., Chief Sales Officer, at AtNorth. “As the demand for high performance, sustainable and cost effective digital infrastructure grows, we remain committed to meeting our customers with the best solutions the market has to offer.”

The National Sustainability Awards aim to highlight stories that can help build a more sustainable and better future. They serve to showcase projects that can lead society to more sustainable path.  More information can be found at The National Sustainability Awards website (


atNorth Announces Award Win for Iceland at the Tech Capital Awards


atNorth the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced today that their Iceland entry has won the Tech Capital Location Award, the only annual prize to recognize a geography for its attractiveness and investor friendly climate when dealing with digital infrastructure investors.

atNorth showcased the benefits of investing in Iceland in general, such as the abundance of natural resources and the fact that their energy is 100% generated by renewable sources, in addition to their stable political situation, circular economy principles, and redundant connectivity prowess. As a result of these factors, Iceland has a reliable power supply and low energy costs, which makes it an ideal location for technology investment specifically. Furthermore, atNorth were able to demonstrate how pivotal Iceland’s climate is for the cooling of high performance infrastructure by utilizing the example of their long standing client BNP Paribas that resulted in a 50% reduction in energy consumption, an 85% reduction in CO2 and significant cost savings.

atNorth continues to promote Iceland and the Nordic region in general as best in class locations for their state of the art data centers. The company will continue to build additional sites in the region as part of their growth strategy to expand their services sustainably and strategically to support the increasing need for energy efficient, data-intensive computing.

“We are thrilled that our entry for Iceland has won the Tech Capital Location Award,” says Gisli Kr., Chief Sales Officer, at AtNorth. “As the demand for our services continues to grow we are delighted that one of our locations of choice has been recognized as an ideal location for tech investment and hope that this will encourage businesses to continue to make the most of its advantages”.

“The judging process was rigorous and competitive, and we were impressed by the quality and diversity of the entries. The winners truly deserve the recognition they have received,” said Karen Bach, Head Judge of The Tech Capital Global Awards 2023.

“The winners of The Tech Capital Global Awards 2023 are true innovators and leaders in the digital infrastructure space. They have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions to advancing the industry forward,” said Joao Marques Lima, editor of The Tech Capital.


Senior Executive Torborg Chetkovich joins atNorth’s Board of Directors


atNorth, the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced the appointment of Torborg Chetkovich to its Board of Directors. The expansion of the board is part of atNorth’s commitment to grow their business in the Nordics to meet the increasing needs of global businesses at a time when cost efficient sustainable infrastructure is in more demand than ever.

Torborg Chetkovich has 30 years of experience working and investing in next generation infrastructure”, says Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth. “As we continue to scale our business, we are committed to engaging with the right people to support our growth in the most intelligent and environmentally conscious way. Torborg’s strategic knowledge and commitment to best in class technology, coupled with her proven track record of building great organizations from the ground up, will allow us to meet the increasing demand for our services with agility whilst remaining true to our sustainable ethos.”

Torborg has held several Senior Executive Management and Board positions within the transport, real estate and infrastructure sector and currently holds the position of Managing Director, Private Infrastructure Europe at Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm and majority owner of atNorth, on behalf of its clients. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the firm’s current portfolio company Parmaco and energy infrastructure company CapeOmega. Prior to joining Partners Group, she served as Partner at CapMan Infra, Group CEO of Swedavia (Swedish airports) and MTR Nordics and Deputy CEO at Veolia Transport Sweden.

“I am delighted to join the atNorth Board of Directors at this time of significant growth for the business and the industry as a whole,” says Chetkovich. “As the demand for high performance data center solutions continues to grow, it is essential that businesses are met with scalable offerings that are truly sustainable and future proof. I look forward to collaborating with atNorth’s leadership team and my board colleagues to guide the success of the business at this pivotal time”.

The addition to the board is part of a period of aggressive recruitment of industry leaders for atNorth as they continue with their extensive growth plans. The business has significantly expanded its board of directors in the last year with the appointments of Anders SvenssonMats Hultin and Peter Gross .

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