Report: Facebook plans huge server farm in Sweden

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish newspaper says Facebook plans to build a large server farm in northern Sweden near the Arctic Circle, taking advantage of the chilly climate to keep its equipment cool.

The Norrbottens Kuriren newspaper says the American social network will announce its plans Thursday in Lulea, site of the operation, which is 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of the Arctic Circle. The paper cites Jan Fredriksson of Helm1 PR, a public relations agency that represents Facebook in Sweden.

Fredriksson and Facebook officials didn’t return calls and emails seeking comment Wednesday.

City officials in Lulea have said earlier they were in talks with an “American world-leading company” to build the 5-acre (2-hectare) facility. They declined to comment Wednesday.