Business expansion
Noord-Nederland; Groningen; Overig Groningen
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Digital Infrastructure Services
63.1 - Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
6 December 2016
Foreseen end date


On 23 September 2014 internet giant Google announced the establishment of a new data centre in Eemshaven, in the northernmost tip of the Netherlands. The building of the data centre generated some 1,000 jobs in construction, and the data centre was opened on 6 December 2016 by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs. It will employ some 150 persons, including IT technicians, electrical and mechanical engineers. The Dutch trade union FNV expects an additional several hundred jobs to be created indirectly, e.g. in catering, facilities, and security staff. Google operates all over the world and employs some 57,000 employees worldwide.


  • 23 September 2014: Nu.nl
  • 23 September 2014: Google
  • 6 December 2016: Nu.nl
  • 5 December 2016: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2014), Google, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 89379, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89379.