Apple to Spend $921 Million on Second Data Center in Denmark

Apple will build another iCloud data center in the Danish city Aabenraa near the German border, its second in the country, Apple’s Nordic director Erik Stannow told Reuters today.


The Cupertino company will spend 6 billion Danish crowns, which works out to approximately $921 million, on the facility which will be powered entirely by renewable energy.
"We're thrilled to be expanding our data center operations in Denmark, and investing in new sources of clean power," Erik Stannow, Nordic manager for Apple, told Reuters in an email. "The planned facility in Aabenraa, like all of our data centers, will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one, thanks to new clean energy sources we're adding."
He added that the reliability of the Danish grid is one of the main reasons Apple will operate two data centers in Denmark, a leader in wind power which also has abundant supplies of biomass energy.

The iPhone maker is also building a $1 billion data center in Denmark’s Foulum, a small town located just outside of Viborg, a city in central Jutland that is home to Aarhus University and agricultural research facilities.

Apple is also building a data centre in Ireland but it’s been struggling to get it off the ground because local residents asked the High Court for a judicial review on environmental grounds.

 


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