Transactions - JUNE 26, 2019

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Google to spend €1b to build Dutch data centers

by Andrea Zander

Google has plans to invest another €1 billion ($1.14 billion) to build data centers in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is a “digital frontrunner,” according to Joe Kava, vice president of Google’s global data centers, with “first-class digital infrastructure, ample sustainable energy sources and qualified staff available.”

The new center will be located in Agriport, and Google will also expand its Eemshaven site, which was completed in 2016. Both projects are expected to be operational next year.

The decision brings Google’s total data center investment in the Netherlands to €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion), and represents the second expansion of the Eemshaven site.

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