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Google will invest $13 billion through 2019 for U.S. data-center and office expansion

Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google announced yesterday it was investing $13 billion across its U.S. data centers and offices throughout 2019.

On its blog, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said

“And I’m proud to say that our U.S. footprint is growing rapidly: In the last year, we’ve hired more than 10,000 people in the U.S. and made over $9 billion in investments. Our expansion across the U.S. has been crucial to finding great new talent, improving the services that people use every day, and investing in our business.

Today we’re announcing over $13 billion in investments throughout 2019 in data centers and offices across the U.S., with major expansions in 14 states. These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia. With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centers in 13 communities. 2019 marks the second year in a row we’ll be growing faster outside of the Bay Area than in it.”

Northbridge Industrial Services (LON: NBI) subsidiary Crestchic Ltd manufactures, sells and hires loadbank equipment which is primarily used for the commissioning and maintenance of independent power sources, such as diesel generators and gas turbines.

Crestchic is the world’s largest specialist loadbank manufacturer, selling and hiring its equipment to companies worldwide, and it has sales and rental offices in the UK, North America, Singapore, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil and Dubai. Its products range from standard size resistive and reactive loadbanks to custom-designed and built loadbanks of any size at any voltage and frequency. It also supplies packaged transformers for sale and rental. Crestchic has over 33 years’ experience in developing load test solutions and can design and build a loadbank to any size at any voltage and frequency to the specific requirements of its customers, who can choose from the range of standard size resistive and reactive loadbanks.

Eric hook Northbridge Industrial Services CEO said:

“Data centres are a significant and growing market for Crestchic’s loadbanks.
The growth in data centre construction is a direct benefit to Crestchic. All data centres invest in emergency power systems, which require commissioning with loadbanks and ongoing rigorous maintenance.

Data centre air conditioning systems also use loadbanks to accurately commission their heat-load. Crestchic can provide both permanent and temporary rental equipment globally to undertake both power and air-con testing.”