Stockholm: Vattenfall partners with Cloud&Heat Technologies

Dec 06, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Vattenfall has formed a strategic partnership with Cloud&Heat Technologies in a joint sustainable data centre pilot project. Together, the companies will work to construct a facility at Vattenfall’s biomass-fired district heating plant in Jordbro, south of Stockholm.

Speaking about the partnership, Birger Ober, project manager at Vattenfall, said: “The demand for high-performance and low-cost computing capacity is increasing rapidly, especially for Internet of Things & Artificial Intelligence applications.”

Adding: “Our new data center at our pilot site in Sweden is ready for operation for customers expecting cost-efficient, reliable, and fossil-free computing capacity.”

Meanwhile, Dr.Jens Struckmeier, CTO at Cloud&Heat Technologies, commented: “Vattenfall’s expertise and Cloud&Heat’s technology allowed the erection of a water-cooled data centre that emits zero CO2 during its operation and in addition, is directly integrated in Vattenfall’s heat network for direct heat reuse.”

The facility will transfer excess heat produced to the local district heating network.