Google will make an extra investment of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to enlarge its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in Finland.
The investment plan includes an additional 600 million euros investment in the Hamina data center in Finland, conveying total investment in the site to 2 billion euros, Finland’s Prime Minister Antti Rinne articulated the joint news forum.
“This is fantastic news for Finland,” Rinne said.
Google previously has one data center in Hamina, where it invested 800 million euros to renovate an old paper mill. It alleged in May it would invest 600 million euros in a new data center on the same site.
Google bought the site from paper firm Stora Enso in 2009. The location is close to the Russian border and uses seawater from the Gulf of Finland to shrink energy used in cooling.
Google’s other European data centers are located in Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium.