We spent two years researching future needs for data capacity,

and learned that today’s infrastructure is not suited for tomorrow’s demand

So we designed this.

Orca Connex solution

Up to 37% energy reduction

Traditional data centers use up to 40% of the total power consumption for cooling.

By using the ocean as a natural resource for cooling, we will manage to reduce up to 93% of the consumption. Since 70% of the world’s electricity supply is still from fossil fuel, this reduction will have a major impact on the global CO2 emissions.

Space efficiency

Decreasing empty space usage frees up valuable real estate.​ Compared to hyperscale data centers, Orca Connex solution is many times more space efficient with the same power capacity.

Worldwide transfer of data within 6 months

Relocating data is extremely time-consuming with today’s infrastructure and solutions. Transfering 1 exabyte by using a 10 Gbps pipeline can take up to 26 years. Our target scope is to transfer 1 exabyte of data in less than 6 months – wordwide.

Faster deployment

Deploy data storage container unit with less than 50 days from customer request to fully operational. To meet the growing demand for data resources, fast and cost-efficient deployment is cruical.

Reduce failure rate

Placing servers in an optimized environment is key to minimize failure rate, thus providing a realiable storage solution. On an equal lifetime there are eight servers that fail in traditional data centers, versus only one server in Orca Connex solution. With a global raw material and semiconductor shortage, such a reduction will help save the environment and have an major impact on cost.

We use zero liters of freshwater

Orca Connex solution utilizes the worlds’s largest refrigerant; the ocean.

On average, traditional data centers use up to 23 million liters a day for cooling and electricity generation. Annually, this accounts for 650 billion liters in the US alone. With water scarcity and lack of access to safe water for 771 million people around the world, reduction in water consumption is lifesaving.

Security as a standard

We meet the same security level as any other traditional data center. Orca Connex solution is inaccessible for the public and has less environmental disturbance from it’s surroundings, optimized conditions for safe operation. Floods and extreme weather which are a threat to land-based facilities, are threats we avoid. We minimize the risk of fire and facilitate so that duplication units can be placed worldwide.

Data flexibility

With today’s demand it’s difficult for existing operators to time the market. The establishment period is long, it’s difficult to find a suitable area, and they are often located far from where data is generated. About half of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the sea. Orca Connex makes it easy to make the data available where people live, scale up to meet the need and easy to move to new markets.

Orca Connex solution

Energy reduction

Traditional data centers use up to 40% of the total power consumption for cooling.

By using the ocean as a natural resource for cooling. 70% of the world’s electricity supply is still from fossil fuel, and all reduction will have a major impact on the global CO2 emissions.

71 times more space efficient

Decreasing empty space usage frees up valuable real estate.​ Compared to hyperscale data centers, Orca Connex solution is 71 times more space efficient with the same power capacity.

Worldwide transfer of data within 6 months

Relocating data is extremely time-consuming with today’s infrastructure and solutions. Transfering 1 exabyte by using a 10 Gbps pipeline can take up to 26 years. Our target scope is to transfer 1 exabyte of data in less than 6 months – wordwide.

Less than 50 days deployment

Deploy data storage container unit with less than 50 days from customer request to fully operational. To meet the growing demand for data resources, fast and cost-efficient deployment is cruical.

Reduce server failure rate

Placing servers in an optimized environment is key to minimize failure rate, thus providing a realiable storage solution. On an equal lifetime there are eight servers that fail in traditional data centers, versus only one server in Orca Connex solution. With a global raw material and semiconductor shortage, such a reduction will help save the environment and have an major impact on cost.

We use zero liters of freshwater

Orca Connex solution utilizes the worlds’s largest refrigerant; the ocean.

On average, traditional data centers use up to 23 million liters a day for cooling and electricity generation. Annually, this accounts for 650 billion liters in the US alone. With water scarcity and lack of access to safe water for 771 million people around the world, reduction in water consumption is lifesaving.

Security as a standard

We meet the same security level as any other traditional data center. Orca Connex solution is inaccessible for the public and has less environmental disturbance from it’s surroundings, optimized conditions for safe operation. Floods and extreme weather which are a threat to land-based facilities, are threats we avoid. We minimize the risk of fire and facilitate so that duplication units can be placed worldwide.

Data flexibility

With today’s demand it’s difficult for existing operators to time the market. The establishment period is long, it’s difficult to find a suitable area, and they are often located far from where data is generated. About half of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the sea. Orca Connex makes it easy to make the data available where people live, scale up to meet the need and easy to move to new markets.

Our design is based on three driving forces

Our design is based on three driving forces

Efficiency

The ability to reduce emissions and costs, while improving performance

Flexibility

The ability to meet market requirements and increase speed to market

Scalability

The ability to meet the ever-increasing demand

Efficiency

The ability to reduce emissions and costs, while improving performance

Flexibility

The ability to meet market requirements and increase speed to market

Scalability

The ability to meet the ever-increasing demand

Measuring success in generations

Sustainability is an integrated part of our core business and the reason why we exist.

About us

Orca Connex is a company established and based in Kristiansand, Norway.

It’s the first branch of Orca X, with the purpose of utilizing the oceans untapped potentials. In partnership with Oxidane Venture we seek to develop world class ocean data center solutions.

We are a team of specialists and highly skilled engineers with broad market experience in areas such as subsea, offshore and the aviation industry. Together we challenge the status quo and contribute to a better shared future.

20+ years of experience.

Highly organized solution-oriented administrative professionals.
Experience within IT, business applications, logistic systems, business strategy, business intelligence, communications and accounting.

30+ years of experience.

Experienced sales managers within technical sales and training.
Sales and marketing of complete drilling equipment and offshore rigs.
Global sales experience in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and the US.

30+ years of experience.

Senior and Director experience with Business Development and innovation
from major global offshore brands.
Several team members certified in project management.

30+ years of experience | 40+ patents combined.

Highly skilled Senior offshore Engineers with experience from major global offshore brands.
Complete drilling systems, jackups, solid rigs and crane systems.

20+ years of experience.

World class technical 3D & visualization.
Wide range of experience within animation, extended reality, simulation and concept design. Building of complete offshore systems in 3D.

Administration

20+ years of experience.

Highly organized solution-oriented administrative professionals. Experience within IT, business applications, logistic systems, business strategy, business intelligence, communications and accounting.

Sales

30+ years of experience.

Experienced sales managers within technical sales and training.
Sales and marketing of complete drilling equipment and offshore rigs.
Global sales experience in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and the US.

Business development

30+ years of experience.

Senior and Director experience with Business Development and innovation from major global offshore brands. Several team members are certified in project management.

Engineering

30+ years of experience | 40+ patents combined.

Highly skilled Senior offshore Engineers with experience from major global offshore brands. Complete drilling systems, jackups, solid rigs and crane systems.

Visuals

20+ years of experience.

World class technical 3D & visualization. Wide range of experience within animation, extended reality, simulation and concept design. Building of complete offshore systems in 3D.

Meet the Board of Directors

Sollaug Slotten

Chairman

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Sollaug has extensive administrative experience. She was previously the Chief Organizational Officer at Agder Energi (now Å Energi), actively involved in improvement processes and strategic HR. Here, she also served as a board member in the corporate board, and she has broad board experience from several other companies and organizations. Sollaug also has experience from National Oilwell Varco (NOV), where she was responsible for the company’s competence fund and actively involved in development projects. She is also one of the co-founders of Orca Connex.

Andreas Næss

Board member

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Andreas holds a bachelor’s degree in IT and Information Systems from the University of Agder and has completed a project management education at BI, Norwegian Business School. He has extensive experience in sales and has founded several companies despite his young age. Andreas is passionately committed to entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology, and he is one of the key co-founders of Orca Connex.

Hege Kverneland

Board member

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Hege has over 30 years of experience in engineering and product development. She was the Chief Technology Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) for 11 years and was part of the leadership team in Houston, Texas. Hege holds a degree in mechanical engineering from NTH (now NTNU) and completed a Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2009. Hege is involved in several technology companies in Norway and also serves on the Portfolio Board for Petroleum at the Research Council of Norway.

Even Ovnerud

Board member

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Even holds an executive MBA from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He has studied business in Norway, Spain and Australia. Even has a broad financial background and has previously worked for DNB and DNB Markets. Now he is currently the chairman and founding partner of Oxidane Venture which invest in the intersection between water and technology, building the pioneering companies of tomorrow.

Meet the Board of Directors

Sollaug Slotten

Chairman

Read more

Sollaug has extensive administrative experience. She was previously the Chief Organizational Officer at Agder Energi (now Å Energi), actively involved in improvement processes and strategic HR. Here, she also served as a board member in the corporate board, and she has broad board experience from several other companies and organizations. Sollaug has also experience from National Oilwell Varco (NOV), where she was responsible for the company’s competence fund and actively involved in development projects. She is also one of the co-founders of Orca Connex.

Andreas Næss

Board member

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Andreas holds a bachelor’s degree in IT and Information Systems from the University of Agder and has completed a project management education at BI, Norwegian Business School. He has extensive experience in sales and has founded several companies despite his young age. Andreas is passionately committed to entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology, and he is one of the key co-founders of Orca Connex.

Hege Kverneland

Board member

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Hege has over 30 years of experience in engineering and product development. She was the Chief Technology Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) for 11 years and was part of the leadership team in Houston, Texas. Hege holds a degree in mechanical engineering from NTH (now NTNU) and completed a Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2009. Hege is involved in several technology companies in Norway and also serves on the Portfolio Board for Petroleum at the Research Council of Norway.

Even Ovnerud

Board member

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Even holds an executive MBA from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He has studied business in Norway, Spain and Australia. Even has a broad financial background and has previously worked for DNB and DNB Markets. Now he is currently the chairman and founding partner of Oxidane Venture which invest in the intersection between water and technology, building the pioneering companies of tomorrow.

We are on a mission for our children, and the generations to come

Our vision

Empower tomorrow’s data economy
within the tolerance of planet Earth

Our mission

Make green ocean data centers
the new world standard

Responsible

We are commited to make a positive impact, today and for generations to come

Professional

Creating valuable contributions and making a difference for our partners, customers and employees

Open-minded

We always encourage open thinking and constantly challenge the established

Perseverant

Our collaborative spirit combined with individual strengths generates world class results

Our values

Partners &

contributors

Latest news

Pitching at the 2030 Summit in Oslo

Among the 40 selected startups and scaleups, Orca Connex had the opportunity today to pitch at the 2030 Summit in Oslo. This event was a part of this year’s Oslo Innovation Week. The 2030 Summit is an initiative organized by StartupLab, aiming to connect...

Orca Connex secures victory in sustainable business idea competition

Out of three finalists, Orca Connex secured victory in this year’s Sustainable Business Idea Competition. This achievement awarded the company a total prize of 150,000 NOK.

Orca Connex finalist in sustainable business idea competition 2023

Out of 15 applicants, Orca Connex AS has earned a spot among the top 3 finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Idea Competition, hosted by Business Region Kristiansand. The next step involves presenting at the final pitch event during the Techpoint Conference on September 14th.

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