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Google opens data centre in Hamina

Computer giant Google has opened a new data centre in the south-eastern Finnish town of Hamina. Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies inaugurated the centre, located in a former paper mill, on Saturday afternoon.

Image: YLE / Jani Aarnio

Some 90 people are employed at the centre.

Google says it has converted the former Summa paper mill into an environmentally-friendly building. The centre uses sea water as a cooling agent and wind-generated electricity. Thousands of servers used for e-mail and map services are located in the building.

Google acquired the site from Stora Enso at a price of 40 million euros. The plant was closed in early 2008 with a loss of about 450 jobs.

Sources: YLE

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