Google to invest €600M into new Finnish data centre

Monday, 27. May 2019 11:36

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. announced on Monday it will invest additional €600 million in their data centre located in Hamina, Finland. Local media reported that the additional funding will bring Google's total investment in Hamina to €1.4 billion.

The new centre will be located in the company's data complex on the site of the old paper mill in Summa, which the tech giant acquired in 2009.

Google's country director for Finland Antti Jarvinen stated that the company's need for data infrastructure is growing daily and that it could produce an additional positive impact on the local economy. Jarvinen estimated that the past investments into Finnish data centres have created an average of 1,600 jobs per year.

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