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Facebook announces massive Eagle Mountain Data Center expansion

Two new buildings, totaling 900K square feet planned
Facebook Data Center Expansion in Eagle Mountain, UT
Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 12:31:20-05

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — Facebook's data center in Eagle Mountain is about to get a lot bigger.

The company plans to add two more buildings to the site, adding 900,000 square feet.

"Since we first broke ground in 2018 we have continued to build and expand on this site, and we anticipate keeping construction crews busy for years to come, with approximately 1500 workers on site at peak," a statement on the data center's Facebook page says. "Work continues on the first three buildings on site. As of today, over 4 million work hours have gone into construction and we have erected over 12,000 tons of steel and poured over 100,000 cubic yards of concrete."

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The data center is part of Facebook's infrastructure, which also powers WhatsApp and Instagram. The company operates 17 data centers around the world, and they're working to make all of them run entirely on renewable energy.

"[We] have worked to bring more than 500 MW of new solar energy to the Utah grid and we have invested in a project that will restore water to the Provo River. Once completed, the Eagle Mountain Data Center will be supported by 100% solar energy from projects here in Utah," the statement says.