Dutch Town Approves Licence For Meta Data Centre

Share post:

The town of Zeewolde has approved the construction of Meta’s data centre in the region.

The largest data centre in the Netherlands will serve all users of Meta (Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp) across Europe.

The facility is to cover an area of 166 hectares and consume 1.38 GWH of electricity. Meta spokeswoman Melanie Roe estimates the initial construction costs of the data centre at around 700 million euros. A completion date has not yet been set. As soon as the centre is completed, 400 permanent jobs will be created in the town.

While in some places the concept of a data centre still raises eyebrows, Hendrik Visser, a council member for the VVD Party explained that the advantage of a data centre far outweighs its disadvantage.

He clarified, “To satisfy our online needs, data centres are simply necessary. They have to go somewhere, and it’s probably not imprudent to build them here in Western Europe, centralized under our laws, and to see what they can mean in this case for Zeewolde.”

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Silicon Valley tech founder sentenced to prison for fraud

In a significant shake-up in Silicon Valley, Manish Lachwani, co-founder and former CEO of the mobile app-testing company...

AI surpasses human benchmarks in most areas: Stanford report

Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has published the seventh annual issue of its AI Index...

AI hallucinations ended in a year? Hashtag Trending, Monday April 22, 2024

Capital Gains tax in Canada gets criticized by tech sector.  Amazon drops 100,000 jobs while vastly increasing its...

Amazon pushes back on public perceptions of “Just Walk Out” technology

Amazon is pushing back against perceptions that its "Just Walk Out" technology is exaggerating the capabilities of its...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways