Construction on a data centre in Akureyri is well underway, reports RÚV. Work began in mid-July and it’s hoped that operations at the centre will start by the middle of next year.
The data centre will be the first of its kind in the region and will be especially useful for those who want to geographically separate data that is being stored in other data centres.
The Akureyri Town Council gave North ehf. approval to build the centre on a plot of land on Hlíðarfjallsvegur in January and work has progressed quickly since then. Two interconnected buildings, 2,500 square metres in total, are being built during phase one; the full complex will include three office buildings and a service building.
With the completion of the Hólsandslína 3 electrical transmission line that runs from Akureyri to Holasandur opens up the possibility of more energy-intensive industrial development. North ehf. CEO Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson said that initial plans are to employee 15 staff members.