Google has yet to make a definitive decision about opening a data centre in Luxembourg, according to the deputy prime minister (pictured)
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Google has yet to make a definitive decision about opening a data centre in Luxembourg, the deputy prime minister said on radio on Wednesday morning.
Speaking as a guest on radio 100,7, Étienne Schneider said there was still no answer about the project, a 33.7 hectare site for which Google bought in Bissen in 2017.
But, he added that the project is advancing favorably.
The Luxemburger Wort published an article on 14 December saying that the firm Mountain View had acquired 131 hectares in Aabenraa, Denmark on 17 November, 109 hectares in Avesta in Sweden, on 13 October, 73 hectares in Fredericia, Denmark, on 2 June, and 74 hectares in Kronstorf, Austria, from November 2008.
Luxembourg is therefore not the only country being considered by the internet giant to host the centre.
“The final decision has not yet been made,” Schneider said on radio on Wednesday.
Luxembourg is keen to promote itself as a digital hub under its “Digital Lëtzebuerg” initiative and securing the Google data center would give the country’s standing a substantial push in that respect.
Schneider and prime minister Xavier Bettel remain in contact regarding the proposal, which Bettel also mentioned in a new year’s interview given to RTL.