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Green Data Centres

Efficient and sustainable colocation capacities
Petter Tømmeraas
CEO AQ Compute

Computing capacities must be provided for the innumerable possibilities from emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence or augmented reality. We must therefore invest in sustainable data centres now in order to meet both the growing demand and to support the achievement of global climate goals.

Investments

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24.11.2020

Aquila Capital enters data centre market with first investment in Norway

• Aquila Capital announces construction of sustainable and energy efficient data centre located close to Oslo

• Strategy based on expertise in green…

Due to continuously growing volume of data globally, the need for sustainable data centres is increasing. Through our subsidiary AQ Compute, we are developing colocation capacities with a particular focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.

AQ Compute clients benefit from highly competitive operational costs while we aim to provide 100% renewable energy based on Aquila Capital's clean energy and storage portfolio across Europe. In addition to the clean energy supply for the servers, our sustainability strategy includes a concept for the reuse of waste heat.

The Strategy

Established in 2020, AQ Compute is focussing on the European continent with an emphasis on secondary markets in Western Europe.

AQ Compute’s first data centre is located in Norway and currently under construction. Favourable conditions such as cool climate, access to renewable hydropower and wind energy, accompanied by an attractive energy price, made Norway the first choice for AQ Compute’s data centre sites. The facility will offer up to ten megawatts capacity and is expected to go into operation at the end of 2022. 

The Team

The dedicated data centre team is built around professionals with many years of experience within the data centre industry. For the implementation of its projects, AQ Compute is partnering with the German IT company Cloud&Heat Technologies which specialises in the construction of energy and cost-efficient data centre solutions.

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Ninetynine Seconds
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Data Centre

Ninetynine Seconds – Sustainable Data Centres in Norway

Aquila Capital invests in sustainable data centres under its subsidiary brand AQ Compute. Carl von Hessen, Head of Data Centre Investments, provides insights into the investment opportunity. He explains the criteria we consider when building our data centres and why Norway is a perfect location for the asset class.



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Decarbonising digitisation – sustainable data centres as investment opportunities

Carl von Hessen, Head of Data Centre Investments at Aquila Capital, David Grundlingh, CEO of AQ Green TeC and Jens Struckmeier, Founder and CTO of Cloud&Heat Technologies, discuss the importance of greening the backbone of digitisation and its underlying investment opportunity of efficient and sustainable data centres. The expert panel highlights the essential role of innovative and efficient data centres from a technological, economic as well as a sustainable perspective. In particular, the data centres investment approach as well as the CO2 reduction potentials towards carbon neutrality are presented.



Hydropower
Durable technology with storage potential located in proven power markets
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Wind energy
Scalable investments with low levelized cost of energy at quality sites
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Solar PV
Fast growing technology with attractive risk-return profile
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Energy Efficiency
Making a valuable contribution to climate protection
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Infrastructure
Stable cashflows through continuous infrastructure investments
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Green Logistics
New standard: economic and ecological aspects combined
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Residential
Environmentally responsible residential areas in attractive locations
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Land Use & Carbon Forestry
Active management for sustainable certified investments
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