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Press Release -- September 8th, 2021
Source: bulk-infrastructure

Installation Begins on Bulk’s HAVSIL Express Route between Europe and Nordics

New Route to Carry at least 30 Percent of Total International Traffic to Norway, Enabling National Strategy and Bringing the Nordics Closer.

Oslo, Norway – September 8, 2021: Bulk Fiber Networks, the Nordics’ leading provider of ultra-scalable, highly connected, sustainable digital infrastructure and fiber networks, announced start of installation for the HAVSIL submarine cable express route between Kristiansand, Norway and Hanstholm, Denmark. HAVSIL will be the shortest route connecting Norway to continental Europe, unlocking even more opportunity for digital infrastructure to leverage cost-competitive renewable energy in the Nordics.

Bulk`s subsea and terrestrial dark fiber routes. 

In April, Bulk announced that all key supply contracts were executed, paving the way for the planned 10-day installation process which began on 5 September. Since the first announcement last year, the project continues its track record for success in end-to-end project execution. HAVSIL will be the first system that is fully financed, built and operated by Bulk Fiber Networks.

In June of 2020, Telia Carrier signed up as HAVSIL’s anchor customer and the Norwegian Communications Authority selected the HAVSIL system to serve as the new secure main fiber route for Norway’s international data traffic. When complete, this high-capacity express route will carry at least up to 30 percent of Norway’s international data traffic.

Cable ship laying the Havsil cable just outside Hansholm, Denmark

The HAVSIL cable spans across Skagerrak, from Esbjerg in Denmark to Oslo via Kristiansand in Norway, with 192 fibers fully buried on the seabed for protection and reliability. The HAVSIL terrestrial portion will proceed down along the West Coast of Denmark, bypassing the longer and more congested city routes. Bulk offers flexible IRU or long-term lease agreements for single or multiple Dark Fiber pairs on the submarine cable.

“This new express fiber route has the capacity needed to further enable Norway’s strategy as a destination nation for data centers and digital infrastructure,” says Merete Caubet, Vice President, Fiber Networks of Bulk Infrastructure. “HAVSIL brings both diverse redundant connectivity between Continental Europe and the Nordics, as well as being the only cable system in the region with modern neutral data centers at both end points.”

This direct-to-data-center route further reduces cost and complexity by avoiding the more common cable landing stations and getting from there to the data center. The HAVSIL fiber system will be fully completed and ready for service by December this year.

About Bulk Infrastructure

Bulk Infrastructure is a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics. We are an industrial investor, developer and operator of industrial real estate, data centers and dark fiber networks. We believe in the value creation opportunity of enabling our digital society to be fully sustainable. Our ambition is to be the go-to player for anyone that wants to leverage the Nordics for data processing requirements of the future. We have a track record of delivering high quality and cost-effective customer solutions with short time to market. Hence our vision: Racing to bring sustainable infrastructure to a global audience.

Bulk Industrial Real Estate maintains a landbank of strategic locations for industrial real estate projects in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Based on standard designs, we develop, build and operate warehouse buildings, cross dock terminals and other industrial facilities.

Bulk Data Centers delivers strategically located Nordic data centers and a dedication to service excellence that enable customers to reduce costs and environmental impact with ultra-flexible, highly connected and scalable solutions.

Bulk Fiber Networks connects the Nordics with the world’s major markets via low-latency and high-capacity fiber networks. We build and operate international and intra-Nordic fiber infrastructure that is designed to meet the large-scale data transport needs of the future.

To learn how Bulk Infrastructure can solve your complex industrial real estate, data and communications logistics challenges, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Bulk Fiber Networks

Bulk Fiber Networks is a leading builder and operator of fiber network infrastructure, tailor-made to meet the growing demands of large-scale data and cloud service providers in the Nordics, the US and Europe. We offer some of the shortest, lowest-latency international and intra-Nordic fiber routes available. To learn how Bulk Fiber Networks can help you connect into the Nordics, visit and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook. Bulk Fiber Networks is a division of Bulk Infrastructure, a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics

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