Enterprise on-ramp to fiber network unlocking Nordic sustainable internet and cloud infrastructure now operational
Bulk Infrastructure AS, a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics, is making unprecedented inroads into the U.S. market by unveiling the Nordic Gateway, an on-ramp which brings sustainable internet and cloud infrastructure between the United States and the Nordic countries of Denmark and Norway.
Bulk Infrastructure is committed to enabling the great potential that the Nordic region has to offer as an attractive platform for cost efficient and sustainable digital services. The Nordic Gateway is the on-ramp solution into the Havfrue Cable System, stretching 7,200 kilometers from New Jersey to Denmark and Norway. With Bulk’s exclusive ownership to the Norwegian branch of the cable system, Bulk controls six routes in the system between the USA, Ireland, Denmark and Norway. Bulk’s Nordic Gateway unlocks one of the few genuinely sustainable solutions in the data center industry today. With this solution, the data center industry can utilize 100% pure emissions-free hydropower from the Nordic countries. Bulk has chosen NJFX in Wall, NJ as the US on-ramp location for the Nordic Gateway.
“We recognize NJFX as a model for an evolved cable landing station, with both direct access to subsea systems and data center capabilities at the landing point,” says Peder Naerboe, Owner and Chairman at Bulk Infrastructure AS. “The Nordic region is optimally geographically positioned. Here, we have short distances to key European markets, abundant renewable hydropower supply and the lowest electricity prices in Europe.”
The Havfrue cable system is the first to cross the North-Atlantic Ocean in more than two decades and will enable significant inter-regional capacity and connectivity between the U.S. and Europe.
The Nordics has one of the world’s highest levels of redundancy and resilience in the power grid. All these things together, topped with political stability and low temperatures are the reasons why the Nordics is now chosen as a sustainable power hub.
The Havfrue subsea cable system is expected to be fully operational in Q4 2019.