On June 24, according to Reuters, Google will invest another 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to build a data center in the Netherlands, including the establishment of a new plant in Middenmeer.
It is understood that Google announced last year that it will spend 1.5 billion euros to build and expand the data center currently under construction in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. Together with the 1 billion euros announced today, Google's investment in the field in the Netherlands has reached 2.5 billion euros.
In a conference call with reporters, Google data center director Jokava said that the Netherlands is attractive in this area with sufficient sustainable energy. Once these two data centers are completed, they will employ approximately 500 people.
In May of this year, Google also announced that it will invest about 600 million euros ($670 million) in Finland to build a data center. Currently, the company has 58 data centers worldwide. .
It’s not hard to find that the data centers of technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple are located in the Nordic countries, except that these countries can provide low-cost clean energy. A very important reason is that the temperature in these countries is very low throughout the year, the data center machinery and equipment will generate a lot of heat, and the low temperature is very suitable for cooling equipment.