Hamina, Finland

  • Welcome

    From paper mill to data center

    In March 2009, Google purchased the Summa Mill from the Finnish paper company Stora Enso in order to convert it to a data center. In the first phase of the project, which was completed in September 2011, Google invested an initial €200 million. During this phase, more than 2,000 individuals from 50 different companies contributed to the project, including many local Finnish companies. Since 2009, we have invested €1.2 billion in the Hamina data center and related network infrastructure.

    In addition to being a significant driver of economic growth and opportunity, we seek to fuel progress sustainably. Google has been carbon neutral for a decade. But that’s just the beginning: we aim to run our business entirely on carbon-free energy, at all times, everywhere, by 2030. Our Hamina data center is at the forefront of this ambition, and we continue to innovate and improve our approach to sustainability and energy efficiency. A case in point is our technologically advanced, first-of-its-kind cooling system that uses seawater from the Bay of Finland, which reduces energy use.

    We’re proud to call Hamina home and honored to be part of the local community.

    Where do I get more information?

    For community-related questions, please email
    googlehaminadc@google.com.

    Members of the media, please email
    press@google.com.

    For answers to frequently asked questions, see our FAQ.

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    Sustainability

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    Podcast: Where the Internet Lives

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    Stories from Finland

    Watch community members share why it's good to have Google in their neighborhood.

    The magic behind the cloud

    See how Google Data Centers keep the internet up and running while supporting our communities.

    Celebrating 10 years in Hamina

    Watch people share how in 10 years, Google has become part of Hamina, and Hamina has become part of Google.

    Economic impact report

    Read how Google Data Centers support the economy.

  • Working Here

    WE'RE HIRING!

    Google hires the most qualified individuals from around the world. We make it a priority to hire from the local community whenever possible because it’s good for business and the right thing to do.

    We also seek to contract with local vendors whenever possible. If you are a vendor or are interested in providing a service to Google, please learn more on our supplier help website.

    Find available positions at our data center
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    Life at Google Data Centers

    The technology in our data centers is groundbreaking, but the people who run them are truly remarkable.

    MEET THE AMAZING PEOPLE BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY
  • Community
    • About Community

      In the community

      At Google, we’re committed to playing a positive role in every community in which we operate around the world. Through grants and local initiatives that utilize our tools and expertise, we’re working to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, nonprofits, and individuals create and thrive in a sustainable, knowledge-based economy.
    • Educational Outreach

      Educational outreach

      To fulfill our goal of hiring locally, we’re working with local schools, colleges, and universities to help them develop and enhance their technology programs. In doing so, we hope to help grow the members of the community who are just entering the workforce, retraining, or progressing in their career paths. We want to help invigorate participation and opportunity in technology, increase knowledge in the community, and benefit potential employers in the area.
    • In Community

      Partnerships and events

      We are always on the lookout for opportunities for Googlers to share their time and expertise with the local community. Because as Google grows, our communities grow. But don’t just take our word for it. See and hear the stories of our Hamina community members.
    • Community Grants

      Community grants

      Google’s community grants program supports organizations and initiatives that focus on issues we’re passionate about, including education, sustainability, access to the internet and technology, economic growth, health and science, and the arts.

      Learn more about our Data Center Community Grants program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.