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Planning Permission Granted for Echelon Data Centres’ Arklow Development

Echelon Data Centres, a recently-launched Irish company based in Dublin, has been granted planning permission for its planned 45,000m² (484,000 sqft) facility in Arklow, Co Wicklow. The new data centre represents an investment of €500 million, will have a capacity of up to 100MW and will create 540 jobs – 450 in construction and 90 operational positions.

The development is located on the former Irish Fertilisers Industries site in Avoca Business Park, next to the M11 in Arklow, Co Wicklow, which is the subject of a substantial investment by Echelon Data Centres. The initial development phase of the project will be funded by the company and the first 35MW of capacity will be available from Q1 2021.

The potential capacity of the Arklow site – which has significant grid power available to it – is almost 20% of all operational data centre capacity currently available in Ireland and nearly 10% of that either planned or in development.1 The Echelon Data Centres facility in Arklow has the potential to be one of the largest data centres in the world, serving large companies operating in ecommerce, cloud computing, digital broadcasting, social media, telecommunications and the internet of things…Read More

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