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Google invests additional EUR 600 million in Finland, signs wind power purchase deals

“Technology giant Google has announced it will invest 600 million euros in the Hamina data centre and an undisclosed amount in two Finnish wind power projects with a total capacity of 250 megawatts.

The data centre investment is a continuation of a 600 million-euro investment announced last spring, raising Google’s total investment in the region to almost two billion euros. The announcement is part of the company’s pledge to invest three billion euros in its European data centres during the next two years.

“Finland is a great example of how the internet can help drive economic growth, and we look forward to partnering with the Finnish Government in the months and years ahead,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, “Together we can make sure everyone benefits from a strong and sustainable digital economy.”

According to the company, its investments will support almost 4 300 jobs in Finland annually for the coming two years.

“Our Hamina data centre is a significant driver of economic growth and opportunity. It also serves as a model of sustainability and energy efficiency for all of our data centres,” elaborated Pichai.”

You can read the full press release here.

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