Belgium newspaper – Le Soir – has revealed that Google is to open a new 120-person data centre in the French-speaking part of Belgium (known as Wallonie in Belgium) near a town called Ghlin-Baudour (See map) covering a site of 85 hectares or 210 acres of land. The 120 people are required for management, data management, maintenance and security according to Google, says Le Soir.
Construction begins in the Summer and will take until 2008 and the site will use the nearby canal for water cooling of the computer hardware. The site also benefits from access to a fibre optic network and the total invesment will exceed 250 million Euros.
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