The most popular social networking site – and platform for social media marketing campaigns – on the Internet, Facebook, has announced that it will commence the construction of a new data centre in Sweden, according to an article published by Agence France Presse.

Set to be located in Luleaa, the centre will consist of three buildings – housing a number of servers – measuring around 300,000 sq ft.

A spokesperson for Facebook commented, stating: “After a rigorous review process of sites across Europe, we concluded that Luleaa offered the best package of resources, including a suitable climate for environmental cooling (and) clean power resources.”

According to a statement released by the social networking site, the new data centre will create around 300 new positions.

The Swedish government will subsidise construction of the centre with enterprise minister, Annie Loeoef, revealing that a total of $16 million would be invested.

The first of the three buildings are due to be completed by next year, while the rest of site is to be finished by 2014.

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