Google this week announced that the company is increasing its investments in Europe with a planned investment of 3 billion euros in data centers across Europe in the next two years. The data center where Nokia phones’ data is stored, the one in Finnish city of Hamina, will receive a further 600 million euro investment in the next two years.
As part of this new investment, we plan to invest another 600 million euros in 2020 to expand our data centre presence in Hamina, Finland, bringing the total investment by Google to 2 billion euros since 2009. Our investments will support approximately 4,300 jobs in Finland per year on average, over the next two years and beyond.
Our Hamina data center 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 centers.
This week we took another big step in our commitment to sustainability globally, by making the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas was also happy to hear that Google is further investing in Finland, especially in the data center where Nokia Mobile’s information is stored.
Google’s investment will create more opportunity in the digital space in Europe and it is nice to know that sustainability is a great factor in driving the expansions of digital infrastructure on The Old Continent.