The Irish Independent has today reported that Amazon is looking to build another data centre in Dublin. According to the report, the planned 88,500 sq ft data centre could cost as much as €45m and will neighbour another Amazon data centre on a site in Tallaght, in the south of the city.
This would bring total investment in Ireland to well over €1bn. Aside from its data centres here, the company has a significant office presence in Dublin and Cork, and employs close to 2,000 people in Ireland.
Amazon originally submitted plans for a 223,000 sq ft data centre there that could cost as much as €200m to develop. But under a plan called 'Project G', Amazon said that it might build up to seven data centres at the location, which is owned by the IDA.
However, plans for the initial 'Project G' data centre in Mulhuddart were objected to by Allan Daly, the Galway-based engineer who was a key opponent of the planned €1bn Apple data centre in Athenry. That planned Apple data centre has now been shelved because of the long planning delay associated with the project.