A Quick Review of Data Centre Construction Activity in Recent Years
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Data Centres are one of the most important factors in maintaining technological advancement, business capacity, and the everyday benefits we’ve all come to expect. These aspects of our expanding society come at the expense of high energy consumption as well as the need for more and more comprehensive data centres to meet ever-increasing demands. Project activity post-Covid has an increase due to higher requirements due to business needs and consumer demand – which is also causing the energy sector to both bolster supply as well as accelerate investment in renewable energy sources to meet sustainability targets.
Energy supply is an ongoing issue in Ireland. In Q4 2022, Eirgrid imposed a moratorium causing a sudden halt to data Centre activity in the Dublin area. The moratorium has been brought about amidst concerns on the current data centre energy consumption which is 11% of Ireland’s overall electricity usage. The figure (11%) has been projected to grow to at least 23-30% by 2030 which Eirgrid says may place a disproportional pressure on the National Grid resulting in energy shortages and black outs.
Top Data Centre Projects 2016-2022
|CIS Online||Project||Client||County||Current Status||Value|
|870556||€380m – Data Centre Development||Microsoft Ireland||Co. Dublin||Completed||€380m|
|1103118||Amazon Data Centre, Townlands within Grange Castle South Business Park||UBC Properties LLC||Co. Dublin||Completed||€153m|
|767561||€150m – Google Data Centre||Google Ireland Limited||Co. Dublin||Completed||€150m|
|1186691||2 Data Centres Development, Finglas||Huntstown Power Company Limited||Co. Dublin||Plans Granted||€144m|
|1132971||Microsoft Data Centres Grange Castle||Microsoft Ireland||Co. Dublin||On Site||€120m|
|1050764||2 Data Storage Units, Ballycoolin Business Park||K2 Strategic Infrastructure Ireland Limited||Co. Dublin||On Site||€112m|
|886215||€110m – Data Centre||EdgeConneX Ireland Limited||Co. Dublin||Completed||€112m|
|1078375||EngineNode Data Centre, Clonee||EngineNode Limited||Co. Meath||Plans Granted||€102m|
|870547||€100m – Data Centre||Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited (ADSIL)||Co. Dublin||Completed||€100m|
|847331||€100m – Data Centre||Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited (ADSIL)||Co. Dublin||Completed||€100m|
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