(The Hosting News) – Tech giant Google has big plans in Belgium. According to a report from Data Center Dynamics on Wednesday, the company intends to add onto its data center in St. Ghislain.
The move comes with a price tag of 300 million euros.
The data center was originally planned back in 2007 – becoming fully operational by 2010.
“It was the first Google data center worldwide to run entirely without refrigeration, using instead an advanced evaporative cooling system that draws grey water from a nearby industrial canal. This helps keep our computers running at their highest efficiency and reduces overall energy use,” notes Google via its data center website.
According to Data Center Dynamic’s report, the expansion will help support the company’s ever increasing demand for online services.
Google has other European data center locations in Finland and Ireland. In December of last year, it was reported that the company had begun work on a location in Chile.