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175 MW since 2011

The Node Pole region encompasses four municipalities in the very north of Sweden, just by the Arctic Circle. The region is as of today home to ten data centers (run by Facebook, KnCMiner, Hydro66 and Fortlax among others). The Node Pole holds perfect conditions to create bespoke construction solutions for high tech, electricity intensive construction such as data centers.

Our network of +50 technology and construction partners in The Node Pole Alliance will shorten investors’ time to market. Our partners believe in the qualities of The Node Pole as the ideal location for data centers and high tech industry. All partners guarantee ability and capacity to deliver in our region. Together we support our investors in every stage of the development as well as during operations.

The Node Pole is home to Luleå University of Technology, with 1,700 employees and 16,000 students and conducts research in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Within the Cloudberry Datacenters research and innovation initiative, The Centre for Distance-spanning Technology at the University is currently working on several research projects with focus on data center efficiency. The University together with SICS Swedish ICT also runs the national Infrastructure and Cloud datacenter test Environment SICS ICE.

The region has earned the epithet The Node Pole due to its northern position and emergence as a global hub for data traffic and data management innovations. The Node Pole enjoys one of the lowest electricity pricings in Europe and one of the world’s premiere digital infrastructures and high tech labor forces. The region is one of the most geologically, politically and socially stable areas in the world.

Doing business here is unusually simple. We have a natural integrity, we know each other and building fruitful networks is facilitated by short distances between people. We also work closely with Business Sweden, the official Swedish trade and invest council, and their team of ICT-professionals.

We offer several identified site locations, with the possibility to harness the regional qualities and create bespoke location solutions. We are happy to share our knowledge and provide in-depth consultancy tailored to your specific needs.

Reasons to invest in The Node Pole

Perfect conditions for Data Center Investments

  • Europe’s lowest electricity prices
  • Extremely high redundancy in the stable electricity grid
  • 100% renewable hydropower
  • Fresh air cooling all year round
  • Political & geological stability
  • Sweden is number one for technology readiness, ICT use and broadband quality in Europe
Intellectual Infrastructure & Data Center Knowledge

  • Proven ability to deliver for international investors
  • Active network with world-leading partners – The Node Pole Alliance
  • Regional eco-system
  • Talented workforce
  • 100 years experience in delivery of critical facilities

The Node Pole is a not-for-profit agency guiding investors to northern Sweden. We work on behalf of the region of Norrbotten and the four municipalities of Boden, Luleå, Piteå and Älvsbyn. Our owners are Luleå Business Agency, Norrbotten County Council and the three municipalities of Boden, Luleå and Piteå. The County Administrative Board of Norrbotten is also an important partner to us. Read more about our partners here.