Amazon will invest €15.7Bn to expand its data centres in Aragon

Amazon will invest €15.7Bn to expand its data centres in Aragon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced this Wednesday an investment of 15,700 million euros in Aragon over the next decade. This economic injection will be used to expand its three operational data centres in the region, located in Huesca and Zaragoza (in the municipalities of Villanueva de Gállego and El Burgo de Ebro), and to build a new development.

It is estimated that this operation will generate a total of 17,500 new jobs in Spain, of which 6,800 will be in the Aragon region. In addition, a positive impact on the country's GDP of 21.6 billion euros until 2033 is expected, with 12.9 billion euros of this impact falling directly on Aragon.

Both the general manager of AWS for Spain and Portugal, Suzana Curic, and the president of the Government of Aragon, Jorge Azcón, have coincided in describing this project as "historic" for both regions. Azcón stressed that this is the largest investment in the history of the autonomous community, while Curic pointed out that it is the most important investment by AWS in southern Europe for the expansion of its data centres.

AWS has assured that the new data centres will run on 100 percent renewable energy, in line with the artificial intelligence strategy recently approved by the Spanish government. In addition, the company has expressed its commitment to continue collaborating with local schools, community initiatives and education programmes to support talent development and sustainability in the regions where it operates.

The main objective of this initiative is to turn Aragon into a first class technological reference in Southern Europe. This investment by AWS represents a significant step forward in the digital transformation of Spain and, specifically, of this autonomous community.

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