Google announced that it will invest $3.3 billion to expand its European data center in the next two years.


According to foreign media reports, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said in Finland today that it would invest an additional 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in expanding its data centers in Europe in the next two years.
In a joint press conference, Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said that Google’s investment plan included an additional 600 million euros for the Finnish Hamina data center, bringing the overall investment in the data center to 2 billion euros.
Currently, Google has a data center in Hamina, where it has invested 800 million euros to rebuild an old paper mill. In May, Google said it would invest 600 million euros in the same location to build a new data center.
In 2009, Google bought the site from paper company Stora Enso. The site is close to the Russian border and uses sea water from the Gulf of Finland to reduce energy use during cooling.
Google’s other data centers in Europe are in the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium. (Li Ming)