Google is spending another $ 1 billion to be build in Dutch data centers

FILE PHOTO: A sign is displayed layouts to a Google offcie near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, united states, May 8, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Dave Paresh/File Photo

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Alfabet Inc., Google said on Monday it will invest an additional € 1 billion ($1.14 billion) for the construction of a data centre in the Netherlands, including a new facility in Middenmeer.

The company had earlier said it is spending 1.5 billion to build and expand a data center that is under construction in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.

In a meeting with reporters, Joe Kava, Google’s head of data centres, said the two sites will employ about 500 people once they have been built.

Reporting by Toby Sterling, editing by Deepa Babington

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