Home of Data, Oulu – Rusko Site
Rusko site technical details
Zoning ready for data center use
Notes on investment regulatory readiness
Rusko site is a large industrial district within Oulu with no need for special permit process for datacenters.
Building right / [m2]
Site area / [m2]
Site area can be extended up to / [m2]
1 000 000.00
Notes on site size and building permit
Site size is expandable
Pre-approval of construction and environment permits, fire and rescue plan
Plans pre-approved by all authorities
Type of ground
Moraine and silty sand / silty clay
Levelling of plot
Plot is partly construction ready / levelled
Layout plan of datacenter building(s)
Preliminary plan exits
No major hazards. The bedrock in Finland is stable, and the possibility for any large-scale movements inside the bedrock is minimal. Risk of forest fires in the region is investigated as well as Rusko area flood risks.
What is needed to realize total power supply?
1,4km 110kV line from Leväsuo power station. 110kV/10kV or 110kV/20kV power station to be built to the site. Preliminary design is available.
Lead time for total power supply to the site / [months]
Redundancy power availability
Available (same as total main power feed)
Arrangement of redundancy power
Similar electricity supply will be built as a main power feed.
Distance to 10 kv power connection point / [km]
Distance to 20 kv power connection point / [km]
Distance to 110 kv power connection point / [km]
Distance to redundancy power connection point / [km]
Distance to local grid substation, 110 kv / [km]
Distance to national grid substation, 400 kv / 110 kv / [km]
First phase electricity power supply (in 18 months or sooner)
First phase power supply to the site
0 - 18 months
First phase electrical feed to the site
First phase redundancy power availability
Available (same as first phase main power feed)
Notes on power supply
500+ MW of hydro power available from the power plants in river Oulu. Oulun Energia hydroelectric generation capacity is 75 MW, and electricity production capacity is approximately 340 GWh in average flow conditions.
10+ MW of wind power readily available within Oulu region.
Schedule from order to full capacity 12 months.
Local green energy
Details on local green energy (suppliers)
The group operates across the entire value chain of the energy sector:
- Production of raw materials
- Generation of heat and electricity
- Power sales and distribution
- Services including smart energy services, network management, subcontracting and maintenance
Distance to optical fiber infrastructure / [km]
Distance to optical fiber infrastructure / [miles]
Amount of diverse connections
3 or more
Connectivity supplier(s) to provide diverse connectivity
Dark fiber on the site
Dark fiber available
Lead time for minimum of two connections / [months]
Distances to local internet exchange points (ix) in finland
Finnish internet exchange, FICIX3 hub located 8 km from the site, in Oulu city center
Describe different cable routes from the site to key directions in and from finland
Three different route options to the site available. Lead time fir al of them three months. FICIX3 located at City of Oulu, distance to the site about 8km.
Notes on fiber connectivity
Dark fiber available from selected operators.
Commitment of local utility companies
Ongoing planning and investment readiness exists
Water utilities on site
Potable water supply available
District heating network
District heating available
Distance to district heating network / [km]
Natural gas availability on site
Notes on (liquid) natural gas
Tornio LNG terminal will be opened 2018. LNG delivery possible when terminal ready
Opportunities to utilize waste heat
District heat produced by Oulun Energia heats approximately 75 % of homes in Oulu. District heating system is Key Flag certified.
- The district heat network covers downtown of Oulu and the districts of Haukipudas, Oulunsalo and Kiiminki.
- The network of approximately 9,600 customers provides heating for almost 148,000 individuals.
- Oulun Energia also supplies wholesale district heat to the nearby town of Kempele.
- In 2014, the network was extended by approximately 21 km.
- District heat since 1969.
Distance to delivery point / [km]
Notes on local ecosystem
Oulu has strong R&D ecosystem is the solution to all-round of business needs including consruction and operation.
The industries are the most prominent private employers in the Oulu region, companies in the industry employ 12,500 people, creating strong business and actors.
- Collusion technology/customers, (including reverse pitching)
- New participant Social and health sector ja financing ICT
- 5G, Big data and industrial Internet to support other ecosystems
Availability of skilled laborforce
Oulu is an university town with two technical universities, hosting world leading high-tech companies e.g. Nokia, Mediatek, TI & ABB among others. All this provides not only vast amount of available skilled IT workforce, but also the supplier ecosystem ready for supporting the datacenters in the region.
Person(s) responsible for provided information
Tommi Kiviniemi, Project Manager, Oulun Energia Oy
Kasarmintie 6, PL 116, 90101 Oulu
Tel. +358 50 4855652
Ruskonseläntie, 90630 Oulu, Finland