Apple said the data centre would begin operations in the second quarter of 2019 in Aabenraa in southern Denmark near the German border.
Apple told Monday it will spend 6 billion Danish crowns ($921 million) on a new data centre in Denmark, its second in the Nordic country to run entirely on renewable energy.Facebook Inc in Jan. also announced plans to build a data centre in Denmark, only its third outside of the United States.
It will power Apple`s online services, including the iTunes Store, application Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers astride Europe.
Alternate Title: Apple to Build New Data Centre in Denmark, Powered 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 said.
Apple`s first data centre in Denmark near the town of Viborg is due to start operations later this year.Apple(apple.com) said a planned data centre in Athenry, Ireland, announced in 2015 had yet to==begin construction.
"The proposed data center is currently under judicial review," a spokeswoman said.Denmark, a leader in wind power, has abundant supplies of wind energy as well biomass energy.
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"The reliability of the Danish grid is one of the main reasons we will operate two websites in Denmark," Stannow said.