EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Dec. 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Facebook will be adding 500,000 square feet to its 970,000 square foot data center at Sweetwater Industrial Park in Eagle Mountain, officials said.
A news release from Facebook Wednesday morning said: “Today, we are announcing that Facebook’s Eagle Mountain Data Center will be growing by more than 500,0000 square feet to form a nearly 1.5 million square foot campus.”
Since breaking ground in May 2018, over 41,000 yards of structural concrete have been poured and workers have incorporated over 7,000 tons of steel.
“Nearly two million hours of work have gone into the site and at peak, there will be approximately 1,250 construction workers on site,” the news release said. “We anticipate with this expansion this data center will represent an investment of more than $1 billion and, once completed, the Eagle Mountain Data Center will support over 200 jobs.”
Like all of Facebook’s data centers, the Eagle Mountain facility will be LEED Certified Gold once it’s operational.
“This is a result of our comprehensive approach to sustainable design and construction, which focuses on energy and water conservation, responsible material sourcing, and waste reduction,” the news release said. “We are proud to say we have contracted for more than 450 MWs of new solar energy in Utah which will support our operations in the region and will provide the Eagle Mountain Data Center with 100 percent renewable energy.”
The project represents a $750 million investment in Eagle Mountain, the news release said.
The data center is expected to come online in 2020.