Google to invest €1bn in Netherlands data centers

Google plans to expand its presence in Europe with a new data center investments worth € 1 billion in the Netherlands.

According to the statement, Google will build a new data center in Agriport, municipality of Hollands Kroon, and will expand the existing data center in Eemshaven.

“The Netherlands is a digital leader. In addition, the Netherlands has an excellent digital infrastructure, sufficient renewable energy sources and qualified personnel. Equally important is the support of the local community. We are grateful for the support we receive from both the municipalities of Het Hogeland and Hollands Kroon. All these factors together make it attractive for us to further expand our presence in the Netherlands,” said Joe Kava, vice president of Google Global Data Centers.

”I am proud to be the mayor of a municipality that gives room to developments. We are happy to welcome Google to Hollands Kroon,” said Mayor Rian van Dam of Hollands Kroon.

”The expansion of the data center capacity in the Netherlands is accompanied by an investment of more than € 1 billion. The total investment by Google in data centers in the Netherlands since 2016 comes to € 2.5 billion,” Google said in a blog post.

These investments are expected to create more than 10,000 construction jobs at both locations daily. Both buildings are expected to be completed in 2020.

A total of 350 people will work in Eemshaven and around 125 in Agriport, said Google.

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