Google invests €600mn in data centre in Finland

The US-based technology giant, Google, has announced plans to around €600mn (US$672mn) in a new data centre in Hamina, Finland.

The latest investment will see the firm develop its second data centre in the south eastern town, Reuters reported.

The company acquired an old paper mill in Hamina from Stora Enso in 2009 and converted it into its first data centre in the region, spending €800mn ($892.2mn) to do so.

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Google claims its existing data centre in Hamina is one of its most advanced – using seawater from the Gulf of Finland in its cooling systems to be more energy efficient.

“The demand for Google services is growing daily and we are building our data center infrastructure to match this demand,” Antti Jarvinen, Country Head for Finland at Google.

The company also operates data centres in the Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium.

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