Servers are seen inside a Google data centre, 26 June 2012. Image: Google
Internet giant Google could build its European data centre in Roost, Luxembourg, after the land owner agreed to sell, according to RTL.
The proposed plot borders the Klengbousbierg industrial zone and now it remains for Google to reach a decision.
The sale proposal was reached following negotiations between the economy ministry and members of the national office for land consolidation, the broadcaster reported on 5 September. The site was identified as a potential plot to install a 30-hectare data centre, an investment of €1bn, the largest foreign investment ever made in the grand duchy.
A decision was expected to be reached by 14 July, a date set by Google to receive an offer from the Luxembourg government. A first site in Bissen, close to Luxlait, was initially mooted but the landowner refused to sell, forcing Google to postpone its deadline.
Luxembourg is home to 19 data centres, including eight that are “Tier IV” certified, the highest performance guarantee in the industry.