Google is Buying More Real land, Not Virtual, for 4.3 Million Euros
Google is buying more land from the city of Hamina - the company has not yet decided how it will use the area. The city of Hamina and Google signed the land sales books today.
Finland's only Google server center is located in Hamma's Old Paper Mill.
Search engine company Google is buying more land from the city of Hamina. The area is about 50 acres and is located next to the current data center.
The purchase price of the land is EUR 4.3 million.
Hannu Muhonen, Mayor of Hamina, is pleased that Google is continuing to invest in Hamina. The international 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 its operations is very important for Hamina locally, but also regionally and nationally, Muhonen states in a press release.
Google has not yet decided how it will use the land. According to Lauri Ikonen, Director of Google Data Center, with the new area, Google has the opportunity to expand its operations in Hamina.
- At the moment, however, it is too early to say how enlargement will take place, says Ikonen.
Google employs about 400 people directly and indirectly in various industries in Hamina.