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Helicopter Air Base

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Helicopter Air Base

The Helicopter Air Base-area is a ready-to-build site of over 50 hectares, tailor-made for data centers. A new dedicated +120MW substation will provide future data centers with green and reliable hydropower, produced in the nearby Luleå River. The Helicopter Air Base-area offers both greenfields and brownfields with great opportunities to establish a data center quickly.

Specifications

Location Lat 65.807965 Long 21.684988
Distances 33 km, 30 minutes by car to Facebook data center
43 km, 40 minutes by car to Luleå Airport
34 km, 30 minutes by car to Luleå University of Technology main campus
Walking distance to Boden hydro power station
Power Current load to the site is 100MW from a dedicated substation. Upgradable to 200MW (8 months lead time). Distance to the national grid substation is 6 km.
Site access Existing road access.
Connectivity Well connected with 7 service providers at site borders: Telia Carrier, TDC, Tele2, Telenor, Trafikverket ICT, IT Norrbotten, Vattenfall. Bodens Energi and Skanova (subsidiary of Telia) are the main local fiber access providers.
Cooling Fresh air cooling 12 months per year. Permit to access 200 l/s river water.
Water and wastewater Water and wastewater connection at site boundary. Permit to access 200 litre per second river water.

Greenfield 50 ha

Owner Boden Municipality
Total buildable size Total area is up to 50 hectares (123.55 acres). 30% of the acquired land can be built.
Site characteristics Development ready greenfield land, former helicopter runway. Flat land with less than 1 meter height difference.

Greenfield 1.3 ha

Owner Boden Municipality
Total buildable size Land area of 1.3 hectares (3.21 acres). 50% of the acquired land can be built.
Site characteristics Development ready greenfield land. Flat land with less than 1 meter height difference.

Benefits

Establishing a data center at the Helicopter Air Base-area has several benefits. Numerous feeders of the regional grids passes close to the area and the national grid substation is located just 6 km away. They supply the site with redundant and sustainable power which is free from interruption. The areas power substation has a capacity of 200MW. If needed it is possible to use locally produced biogas for back-up generators with a capacity of 5MW electric power outlet each.  Through two connection points close to the site it’s supplied with Europes leading Tier 1 fiber supplier – Telia Carrier. They offer redundant fiber to the most reliable supply. Through Luleå Rivers large amount of natural cooling and renewable hydropower the site also has a well developed water- and sewer system. The system can be customized to use 200 litres/second of industry cooling water to a rather low cost.

Time to market

Time factor Effect Power supply Redundancy
Current 100MW 20kV/145 kV 2 conn.
in 8 months 200MW 20kV/145 kV 4 conn.