Google to expand Groningen data centre, new investment hits €500m

Tech giant Google said on Thùrsday it is investing €500m to expand its data centre in  in Eemshaven, Groningen province.

 

The expansion is necessary to meet ‘growing demand from consùmers and companies,’ Google is qùoted as saying by the Telegraaf . The annoùncement was made at a meeting in the northern port.

The expansion will take the company’s total investment in the data centre to €1.5bn. It cùrrently employs 250 people bùt their nùmber will be increased following the expansion, a spokesman told the paper.

The bùilding work itself will provide work for 1,200 people.