On May 10, one of the world's largest technology companies, Google, announced its plan to acquire new property near Montreal, which will be used for a "future data center facility" — if everything gets approved in the process.
Google described this potential new facility as "an important addition to [its] long-standing presence in Québec."
"Based on industry standards for data center builds and our own experience, once construction begins on a data center, that construction phase at its peak can provide work for 300-500 people and ultimately an operational data center can employ dozens of people, at least 20-30 in skilled roles," the company wrote in a news release.
Google is aiming to run all of its business on clean electricity by 2030, and said, "as one of the world’s largest producers of hydropower, Québec is an important region for helping us achieve this ambitious sustainability goal."
The new data centre facility is expected to be located in Beauharnois, Quebec.
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