Facebook is investing again in its North Fort Worth data center campus
Social media giant Facebook is investing more in its sprawling data center campus in North Fort Worth.
Facebook opened the first phase of the 150-acre high-tech complex on State Highway 170 in 2017. Since then, the company has steadily expanded the $ 1 billion complex.
Now Facebook has submitted plans to the state to invest another US $ 25 million in the project to “renovate the existing data center, including updates to the mechanical, electrical and generator yards”.
The 428,670 square meter project is slated to begin early next year.
Facebook’s data centers are the size of shopping malls, with buildings housing several acres of computer servers and the equipment required to power, cool, and operate them 24/7.
The buildings in North Fort Worth house one of the largest concentrations of computing power in the state.
In September, Facebook submitted plans to the state for its Fort Worth 4 data center project at 4500 Like Way, which includes more than 277,000 square feet of underground works and on-site utilities.
North Texas is one of the fastest growing data center markets in the country. Several projects are in the works.
Facebook’s data center campus is located on the AllianceTexas development in North Fort Worth.