Google is proud to call Middenmeer home to one of our data centers.
The internet is growing fast, and so is demand for our services, from search to Gmail and YouTube. In order to keep up with this growth, in December 2020 we opened a new data center in Middenmeer, Netherlands, after an investment of €500 million. Combined with our data center in Eemshaven, Groningen, this brings our total Netherlands data center investment to €2.5 billion.
Our Middenmeer data center employs about 125 people, including IT specialists, engineers, security guards, catering staff, and facility managers.
Since 2017, we’ve been matching all of our annual electricity consumption with 100 percent renewable energy, and in 2020, we committed to running all our data centers and campuses on carbon-free energy 24/7 by 2030. To help achieve this in the Netherlands, Google has agreements with wind farms in Delfzijl and Zeeland (Krammer and Bouwdokken) and a solar energy park in Delfzijl Sunport for the purchase of renewable energy for the data center.
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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, you can email us at email@example.com.Find available positions at our data center
In the communityAt Google, we’re committed to playing a positive role in every community in which we operate around the world. Through grant-making 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 outreachTo 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.
Partnerships and eventsWe 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 Netherlands community members here.
Google community grants range from €10,000 to €50,000 and are intended for nonprofit and certain public organizations. We will not fund for-profit companies through this program. When evaluating proposals, we consider impact on the data center community and surrounding areas, measurable impact of the resources on achieving the mission, collaboration with other organizations and the ability to leverage other resources in the community, and the integration of Google in-kind or volunteer resources to maximize the impact.
Learn more about our Data Center Community Grants program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.