Google is investing 3 billion euros in European data centres

FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is seen at the WAIC (World of Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai, China, on September 17, 2018. (REUTERS photo/Aly Song, File/Photo

(Reuters) – Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.32 billion) in the expansion of its European data centers, its Chief Executive, Sundar Pichai, told a news conference in Finland.

The plan includes an additional € 600 million investment in Hamina data center in Finland, bringing the total investment at the site up to 2 billion euros, Finland’s prime Minister, Antti Rinne said in a joint press conference.

Google’s other European data centres are based in the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium.

Reporting by Tarmo Virki in Tallinn; editing by Jason Neely

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