Hannu MuhonenThe mayor of Hamina, was pleased that Google decided to continue investing in Hamina, as the company is a major employer in the city.
"We have had an excellent partnership with Google for over a decade. This opportunity for Google to expand locally is very important for Hamina, but it is also important at the regional and national level," Muhonen stated in the press release.
Google has not yet decided how to use the new land. Lauri IkonenGoogle’s server center director said Google has the opportunity to expand its operations in Hamina to a new area.
"At the moment, however, it is too early to say how enlargement will take place," The icon clarified.
Google directly and indirectly employs about 400 people in various industries in Hamina.
In 2020, Google opened its sixth server center in Hamina, an old paper mill previously operated by Stora Enso. The server center uses seawater to cool the massive complex and receives electricity from three new wind farms.
Earlier this year, the Russian search engine Yandex found its only data center in the west across the grid because electricity companies refused to supply electricity.
Source: The Nordic Page