Largest data centre to be built in Arctic

Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle.
The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down.
The area, however, suffers the country’s highest rate of sick leave from work, which may be related to its past as a mining community.
The US-Norwegian company says it has already raised “several million dollars” for the project from Norwegian private investors.
However, it is still working with a US investment bank to secure the remaining necessary funds.
It is basing its record-setting claims on the amount of power it intends to draw on to run its computer servers.
Initially, Kolos’ base would draw on about 70 megawatts of power.