Google to invest $640 mn for data centre in Netherlands

Alphabet-owned Google is planning to make an investment of 600 million euros ($640.62 million) in a new data centre in the Dutch city of Groningen.
Google Play StoreGoogle said on Tuesday that the investment in data center will create 125 new jobs in the Netherlands.

Since 2014, Google has invested more than €3.8 billion in data centres and related digital infrastructure in the Netherlands.

In December 2020, Google opened a new data center in Middenmeer, Netherlands, after an investment of €500 million. Google already has a data center in Eemshaven, Groningen.

Google said it would give priority to sustainability and a positive impact on the local community while building the new data centre. Google has agreements with wind farms in Delfzijl and Zeeland (Krammer and Bouwdokken) and a solar energy park in Delfzijl Sunport for the purchase of renewable energy for the data center.

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