Facebook: Meta hits pause on Huntsville, Alabama, data center expansion

Dec 21, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Meta has paused construction on its data center expansion in Huntsville, Alabama. This follows the giant’s announcement that its Odense, Denmark project was being completely canceled, and its Temple, Texas development was being paused as part of a wider AI data center design change. 

The Huntsville facility expansion was first announced back in June, and the company claimed that the investment would see the total pushed to $1.5 billion injected into Rocket City. Back in June, the company, formerly Facebook, said the wider plan was to expand to seven buildings covering 3.5 million square feet.

Speaking about its decision to hit the pause button, Meta said in a statement: “In order to best serve our needs for the future, we have decided to change the design of a portion of our Huntsville Data Center which will result in a temporary construction pause of a portion of the project while we update our design.”

Adding: “We remain committed to this community, our local stakeholders, and our supply chain partners. We will work closely with our stakeholders to transition this project design as efficiently as possible.”