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Google to spend further 1 billion euros to build Dutch data centres

Google to spend further 1 billion euros to build Dutch data centres
FILE PHOTO: Google's logo is seen at Viva Tech fair in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo -
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc.‘s Google said on Monday it will invest an additional 1 billion euros (894 million pounds) to build data centres in the Netherlands, including a new facility in Middenmeer.

The company had previously said it is spending 1.5 billion euros to build and then expand a data centre currently under construction in Eemshaven, Netherlands.

On a call with reporters, Joe Kava, Google’s chief of data centres, said the two sites will employ around 500 people once they are built.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling, editing by Deepa Babington)

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