Social media giant Facebook is making more of an investment in its sprawling data center campus in North Fort Worth.
Facebook opened the first phase of the 150-acre high tech complex on State Highway 170 in 2017. Since then the company has steadily added to the $1 billion complex.
Now Facebook has filed plans with the state to invest $25 million more in the project for “renovation of existing data center including updates to mechanical, electrical and generator yards.”
The 428,670 square-foot project is to start early next year.
Facebook’s data centers are the size of shopping malls, with buildings that house acres of computer servers and the equipment needed to keep them powered, cooled and running 24 hours a day.
The North Fort Worth buildings house the one of the largest concentration of computing power in the state.
In September, Facebook filed plans with the state for its Fort Worth 4 Data Center project at 4500 Like Way, which includes more than 277,000 square feet of underground work and site utilities.
North Texas is one of the country’s fastest growing data center markets, with multiple new projects in the works.
Facebook’s data center campus is in the AllianceTexas development in North Fort Worth.(DMN staff )