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Reykjavík Promises Greenstone Lots for Data Center

Reykjavík City Council has approved the applications of software company Greenstone for lots for a possible data center in the city. The lots are located at Hádegismóar near the Morgunbladid newspaper printery and by Lambhagavegur in the Grafarholt district.

Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

“The board of Greenstone celebrates the City Council’s approval of the applications on lots. It increases the options available for foreign parties interested in locating their data centers in Iceland,” chairman of Greenstone’s board, Sveinn Óskar Sigurdsson, told Morgunbladid.

Óskar Bergsson, the chairman of the Reykjavík City Council and the Execution and Property Council, said these two lots will be reserved for Greenstone for six months. After that period the company has to choose either location and will then have another six months to work on its plans in further detail.

Greenstone, which is owned by Icelandic, Dutch and American investors, has been planning to establish data centers in Iceland for the past two years.

For that purpose, the company has signed declarations of intent with almost ten municipalities and companies all around Iceland, including Blönduós, Dalvík and Hafnarfjördur.

Sigurdsson said positive news is expected in the coming weeks.

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