As covered earlier, Facebook had reportedly revealed plans to build a new data center in Denmark. In a press conference today, the company has confirmed its plans to build a third data center outside the U.S. in Odense, Denmark.
The data center will cover an area of about 600,000 sq.ft., however, the details on the construction of the data center have not yet been revealed.
Lars Lilleholt, Danish Energy Minister said in a statement:
Facebook’s decision was a recognition of Denmark’s strengths.
We have one of the world’s greatest energy systems with large quantities of green energy, high security of supply, good fiber connections and competitive power prices.
The company said that Denmark’s moderate climate will allow it to use outdoor air and indirect evaporative cooling to keep temperatures in the data center down, and servers will be powered with renewable energy.
Niall McEntegart, a Facebook Executive said:
The Odense data center will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers in the world.
Facebook already has a data center in Luleå, Sweden and Ireland. The new facility will be built on the outskirts of Denmark’s third largest city.