Google makes a massive investment in Finland
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne and Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google’s new investments at the end of a bilateral meeting in Helsinki.
The meeting also featured a fruitful discussion on the digital economy, digitalisation and enhancement of knowledge.
Google’s plans to invest EUR 600 million in the Hamina-based data centre, and also two wind power projects.
According to a statement, the data centre’s energy supply will be almost entirely emissions-free.
Antti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland, said, “Finland’s strengths include stability and security, a high level of expertise, well-functioning governance and efficient administration, and a high level of trust within society.
“These are significant factors in the global competition to attract investments.
“They are also factors we intend to further enhance. That is why we are investing in skills and education.
Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google said, “Finland is a great example of how the internet can help drive economic growth, and we look forward to partnering with the Finnish Government in the months and years ahead.
“Together we can make sure everyone benefits from a strong and sustainable digital economy.