Just 12 months after announcing a €1 Billion investment in two Data centres in Arklow and Dublin, Echelon Data Centres has revealed plans to develop a second data centre in the town, representing a further €500 million euro investment by the company.
Echelon Data Centres Limited, a new Irish company, had announced last year that it will create 1,100 jobs through a €1billion development of data centres in Arklow and Dublin.
The Echelon Data Centre development at Avoca River Park at the former site of the Irish Fertiliser plant just outside Arklow, is due to provide over 450 jobs during construction with a further initial 90 full time positions when the centre is up and running.
However an objection lodged on the deadline to appeal the planning delays the project by at least 18 weeks, when the planning board is due to deliver it’s ruling.
Echelon is also due to construct a centre in Clondalkin in Dublin.
When completed they will provide 34% of the country’s entire data storage capacity.
https://twitter.com/CentresData/status/1090542457559941121 Echelon Avoca will be a 45,000m² (484,000 sqft) data centre located on a 200-acre site provide 100MW of capacity, with significant gird power available and occupancy from Q1 2021.
https://twitter.com/CentresData/status/1090542457559941121 https://twitter.com/CentresData/status/1090542457559941121 https://twitter.com/CentresData/status/1090542457559941121The Arklow facility is scheduled to open by 2021.
Pat Casey T.D. At the launch pic.twitter.com/N82AUmMlHL— Echelon Data Centres (@CentresData) January 30, 2019
190 operational positions will be created as part of the 1 billion euro investment.
A further 100 jobs expected at the second facility in the same business park.