Google To Turn Paper Mill Into Data Center

Google has purchased a paper mill in Finland from the paper company Stora Enso, which caters to the print industry. According to a press release issued by the company the mill shut down in early 2008 “because of persistent losses in recent years and poor long-term profitability prospects. Despite tremendous efforts by its employees, the mill cannot compete in today’s and tomorrow’s markets”.

Google won’t be using the mill to make paper either. From Reuters UK:

“We are currently considering to build a data centre at this site,” said Google spokesman Kay Oberbeck.

Google has dozens of data centres, or server farms, which consume significant amounts of energy, around the world.

Thanks to Ed Padgett’s Twitter for alerting us to this one.