Google to invest €600m in new data centre in Finland
Google has announced an investment of close to €600 million in building a new data centre in Hamina, about 145 kilometres east of the Finnish capital Helsinki. The new data centre will be located on the premises of the former Summa paper factory lot, just like the first data centre in Hamina that Google opened in 2011. This brings Google’s total investments in Hamina to 1.4 billion euros. “Google’s significant data centre investment is good news and an indication of a stable and competitive environment," says Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. According to Google's country director for Finland Antti Järvinen, "the need for Google's services is growing day by day; we are building our data centre infrastructure to meet this need, which in turn has a positive impact on the Finnish economy, including through the creation of jobs."
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