DUBLIN, Ireland: Amazon has received permission to build two new data centers in north Dublin.
The Dublin City Council approved the Amazon applications to build the data centers on a 3.75-hectare site in Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park.
A division of Amazon already has a data center at the same location.
Plans call for the new data centers to be located in two new two-storey buildings, occupying 12,875 sq meters and 1,445 sq meters.
The project will include a dozen emergency generators located in adjoining compounds.
Amazon has said that between 15 and 58 staff will work at the data centers every 24 hours, Also, 400 construction workers will be employed during the building phase of the project.
Recently, questions have arisen about the energy consumption used by data centers.
Official figures indicate that data centers accounted for 14 percent of all electricity demand in Ireland last year.