Social media giant Facebook has announced that they are building their eighth data center, which will be the third in Europe .
Located in Odense, Denmark, it will be powered by 100% renewable energy, just like the data center in Fort Worth and support thousands of jobs in the community over the next few years.
“The Odense data center will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers in the world,” Facebook’s director of data center operations, Niall McEntegart said on Thursday.
Facebook already has a data center in Lulea, Sweden and another in Clonee in Ireland.
The new facility will be built on the outskirts of Denmark’s third largest city, best known as the birthplace of fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen.
Last year, the company bought a 0.5 square kilometer plot of land on the outskirts of Odense in October.
Lars Lilleholt, the Danish Energy Minister said Facebook’s decision was a recognition of Denmark’s strengths.