Vihti datacenter project updates
Datacenters provide the physical infrastructure for the technology we depend on at work and in our personal lives. Whenever you open an app on your phone, join a virtual classroom or meeting, snap and save photos, or play a game with your friends online, you are using a datacenter. Local businesses, government, hospitals, and schools rely on datacenters every day to deliver you goods and services.
EIA public presentations for the Finland datacenter sites have been completed
As a part of the Environmental Impact Assessment, Microsoft’s experts held public presentation in each of the three datacenter sites: Espoo in May 2023, Vihti in June 2023 and Kirkkonummi in August 2023. The public presentations have now been completed.
In all three public presentations, Microsoft gave an overview of the projects, presented the EIA Scoping Document and answered questions. Thank you for all who participated in the events and contributed and to everyone who gave an input to the EIA process.
The Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure is currently ongoing and a public presentation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for each site will be held next year.
30 May 2023
Join us on 6 June 2023 for Microsoft’s Vihti datacenter project’s environmental impact assessment programme’s public presentation
Microsoft’s datacenter project in Vihti is starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA). As a part of this, Microsoft has submitted an EIA programme to Uusimaa area Ely center. Together with Ely center, Microsoft will present the EIA programme.
Participants are welcome to bring questions about the project.
- Date: 6 June 2023
- Time: 18-20
- In person location: at Vihdin lukio, Hiidenvedentie 30, 03100 Nummela.
Visit ELY center’s project website to learn more and find the link for the online meeting Vihdin datakeskusalue, Vihti (ymparisto.fi)
2 May 2023
Microsoft hosted an information session about the planned Vihti datacenter project on 17 April .
At the event, Microsoft representatives provided information about datacenters and why they are needed along with an overview of the Vihti project. Zoning for the Microsoft Vihti datacenter project in the Rosti business park, was legally approved on 3 April. Representatives also addressed energy and environmental topics related to datacenters and Microsoft’s global sustainability commitments. During and after the session, participants asked questions and engaged with the Microsoft team. Thank you to everyone who participated or watched the event.
A recording of the information session can be viewed on the Vihti municipality website.
13 April 2023
Join us for an information session about the planned Microsoft Vihti data center on April 17. at 6 p.m. in the Vihti municipality, Hiidenvedentie 3, 03100 Nummela.
During the event, we will provide information about the purpose of datacenters, their importance to modern society, an overview and schedule of the planned data center project in Vihti, as well as environmental and energy information. Participants also have the opportunity to ask questions of Microsoft experts.
The event does not require registration. Coffee will be served.
For more information about Microsoft’s work in Finland, visit the Microsoft in your community page.
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