Facebook plans to sell excess fiber on its owned long haul routes that interconnect Facebook data centers. As part of the plan, Facebook will allow local and regional network providers to acquire capacity. Fast Facts: Initially, Facebook is focused on the network connecting their data centers...
Country: Republic of Ireland
Region: Western Europe
Address: Sli Na Chairde, Portan, Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland
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Facebook broke ground on the Clonee data centre in 2016 and the first building became operational in December 2017. The centre is built on a 250-acre site that was formerly two farms adjoining the headquarters of the Kepak meat business.
Facebook’s €300m data centre park in Clonee, Co Meath, is powered 100 percent by renewable energy. It worked with Brookfield Renewables to tap into its wind energy assets in Ireland to not only power the three data centres on the site but also its international headquarters in Dublin.
Clonee Campus History
- 2015: Granted permission to build the campus
- April 2016: Construction began
- 2017: Announced it was adding a 28,000sq m (301,400sq ft) building and administrative space to bring the facility to 86,000sq m (925,700sq ft).
- March 2019: FB announced that it would almost double the facility
In March 2019, FB announced it will almost double the size of data centres in Co Meath with the construction of two new buildings. The expansion will increase the size of the Clonee data centre from 86,000sq m (925,700sq ft) to almost 150,000sq m (1.6 million sq ft) after planning permission was granted for two further halls at the site.