Facebook to add second server center in Sweden’s North

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Facebook's existing server center in Luleå. The company said it will build a second facility in the town. (Nils Eklund/Sveriges Radio)
Facebook’s existing server center in Luleå. The company said it will build a second facility in the town. (Nils Eklund/Sveriges Radio)
The social media giant Facebook will build another server center in Sweden’s northern town of Luleå, Swedish Radio News reports.

The massive data center will be the roughly size of 14 hockey rinks and cost SEK 1.4 billion to complete, of which SEK 36 million will be funded by an investment from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.

Facebook’s opened its first data center in Lulea last summer. The server facility benefits from Luleå’s Arctic climate by keeping the computers cool.

A study from Luleå University found that the first data center has created about 100 permanent jobs in the area.

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