Google has purchased 800 acres of land in an industrial park in Pryor, Oklahoma and is evaluating the site for a new data center, the company has confirmed. "We're evaluating this exciting opportunity but have not announced our decision or made final plans," Google spokesman Ricardo Reyes said in a statement to local media.
The move continues the company's furious effort to build anational network of huge data centers to power its growing universe of online services. On Wednesday Google announced a $600 million data center project in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
The 800-acre Oklahoma property is located in the Mid-America Industrial Park, and was purchased by Myall LLC from the Oklahoma Ordinance Works Authority (OOWA). Local officials have informed the Grand River Dam Authority that the new tenant would require as much as 15 megawatts of power, and the authority would likely need to spend about $3.5 million for a new substation and other improvements. If the plan goes foreward, Google has pledged to supply $2 million towards the power infrastructure.