Microsoft has announced new data centres in the Spanish region of Aragon at a cost of more than $7bn (€6.6bn). 

The data centres will be built outside of the city of Zaragoza and coincide with Microsoft’s plans to invest in building a new AI centre outside of Madrid. 

Microsoft stated that its new digital infrastructure in Madrid would help boost Spain’s cloud and AI industries, potentially adding €10bn to the country’s gross domestic product and create more than 70,000 jobs by 2030. 

Microsoft’s investments have received support from Spain’s regional and national governments. 

“Microsoft’s new data centre region will provide cutting-edge, sustainable and secure AI solutions for Spain and the rest of Europe,” stated Spain’s Minister for Digital Transformation, José Luis Escrivá. 

“It is a great satisfaction that Microsoft is once again betting on Spain for the deployment of state-of-the-art infrastructure and services, thus contributing to the positioning of our country at the forefront of digital transformation,” he added. 

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