Echelon to create 1,100 new jobs across Ireland

  • Irish company Echelon has announced the creation of 1,100 new job roles. The firm is based in Dublin and has invested €1bn in 89,000 square metres of data centres.

    Two new data centres will be built in Dublin and Wicklow by Irish tech firm Echelon, with planning permission on the verge of being fully granted for both sites and development on the sites set to begin imminently. These new data centres will create over 900 jobs as construction unfolds.

    "Between our two sites in Clondalkin and Arklow, and other sites that we are in the process of identifying and acquiring in Ireland, the UK and Europe, Echelon will become one of Europe’s biggest data centre providers," commented Niall Molloy, CEO of Echelon Data Centres.

    The plans for the imminent developments were announced in Dublin at a recent event attended by numerous senior representatives and Heather Humphreys, Minster for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. "It's particularly encouraging to see an indigenous company making this type of commitment to a sector that we think of as being dominated by Silicon Valley giants," noted Minister Humphreys.

    Echelon is going from strength to strength in 2019, and the team isn’t stopping there. The organisation is currently seeking other sites in the UK and Europe and will announce further developments of future projects in due course.

    Sources: Business World, Irish Examiner, Wicklow News

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