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Google investment to Finland worth 200MEur

Posted by Janne Saarikko on March 4, 2009

Google has annouced that the size of the investment to city Hamina in Finland will be 200 million euros. The price of the factory they bought was 40MEur.

Google will use the former paper mill as a data center employing permanently approximately 50 persons.

Right next to the Google data center there will be a factory producing windmills for Winwind. A new government funded project in the area will start building a wind mill park of 12MW for Haminan Energia (Hamina Energy company).

These investments were greeted with glad by minister Mauri Pekkarinen.

3 Responses to “Google investment to Finland worth 200MEur”

  1. Very interesting, and good to hear – hopefully Google is not gonna follow it up with a “Lex Google” 😀 Though what are your sources, if I may ask?

  2. Hello Korpiconsulting,

    Thanks for visiting. You are working on some very interesting issues. If ever in Helsinki, let’s have a cup of coffee.

    Lex Google…would be interesting. 🙂

    With regards to my sources: The information on the size of the investment and number of employees was all over Finnish media last week. Things related to WinWind and Haminan Energia are public information and minister Pekkarinen’s information originates to his press release from last week.

  3. Janne, just now saw your reply :-O I’ll be in Helsinki from Wednesday till Saturday, and am free the whole of Thursday thus far. If you’re not too busy that day, we indeed could get together for a good cup of coffee in Helsinki. My email is hendrik at korpiconsulting dot com if you’re free and want to suggest a time and place.

    Kind Regards,

    – Hendrik Morkel

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