InterXion: Interxion Pauses Its $300m Expansion Plan in Dublin

May 23, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Interxion has paused its plans to expand its presence in Ireland due to a moratorium placed on new data centers by EirGrid, the country’s national grid operator. EirGrid’s de facto moratorium says that it will only consider new applications from data centers to connect to the grid on a case-by-case basis. This restriction will run until 2028. Interxion’s MD for its Ireland operations, Seamus Dunne, told the Business Post of Ireland that Interxion will not be going on with its $300 million plan in Dublin because of the moratorium placed on developing data centers.

Interxion bought an 8-acre land in Dublin to expand its data center presence in the country. It also operates facilities in Park West Business Park, Grange Castle Business Park, the IDA Business & Technology Park, and the Clonshaugh Business & Technology Park. Dunne said the company already had a commitment by buying land for the data center. However, the moratorium has disrupted the company’s plans.