Facebook Announces Details of their Sixth Data Center
Facebook announces details of their sixth data center. The new data center is designated for a site in Clonee, Co. Meath in Ireland. It’s estimated to cost around 200 million euros (about $250 million). Construction will begin in few months, and is expected to be completed and come online in 2108. An initial 31,000 sq. m. will be built and permission is granted for a second building.
The project is expected to support 2,000 jobs during the construction phase. This is the second such facility built outside the United States. The first one was in Sweden. The first one was built in Lulea Sweden, which opened in 2013 and employs 150. The new Irish center is expected to employs the same number of staff.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed delight over the new project and the connection to the Irish people and community by saying..
“The project will be energy-efficient powered through 100 percent renewable energy. Ireland has been the headquarters of Facebook’s international headquarters since 2009, and we’re excited in investing further.”
Head of Facebook Ireland Gareth Lambe said..
“The center will join Facebook’s global data-processing and storage operations.”
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