Google to invest €600mil in a new Finnish data centre


  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019

FILE PHOTO: Visitors pass by the logo of Google at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Google said on Monday it planned to invest about €600 (RM2.8bil) in a new data centre in Hamina, Finland.

Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, already has a data centre in Hamina, where it invested €800mil (RM 3.7bil) to convert an old paper mill.

Paper firm Stora Enso sold the site, which is close to the Russian border, to Google in 2009.

Google said the existing Hamina facility was one of its most advanced and efficient data centres. Its cooling system uses seawater from the Gulf of Finland to reduce energy use.

Google's other European data centres are located in the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium.

"The demand for Google services is growing daily and we are building our data centre infrastructure to match this demand," Google's Finland country head Antti Jarvinen said in a statement. – Reuters

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