Facebook to build $1.4 billion data centre in Singapore

By Trinity Chua / The Edge Singapore | September 6, 2018 12:27 PM SGT
(SINGAPORE): Facebook is joining the likes of other technology giants to build data centres in Singapore.
The social media giant is building a $1.4 billion 11-storey-high data centre here, its first in Asia and 15th in the world.
Google has invested at least US$850 million ($797 million) to build two data centres in Singapore. Alibaba has three data centres here, which it started building in 2015.
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Facebook’s 170,000 sqm facility will likely turn operational in phases, starting in 2022, and would support hundreds of jobs.
Located in Tanjong Kling, the data centre will be the first to use the StatePoint Liquid Cooling system, which can reduce the amount of peak water used by 20%.
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