Apple places a billion dollar investment in a new 166,000 square meter data center in central Jutland in Denmark.
The new data center that will be located in Foulum near Viborg and be operational from 2017, the company said. It’s a part of a double investment in Europe, where another data center will be built in Ireland. The size of the entire investment will be about 12.5 billion DKK.
“We are grateful to Apple’s continued success in Europe and are proud that our investments benefit local communities across the continent,” says CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
He adds that it will will be Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date.
The centers will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Just Denmark’s tradition of wind energy is mentioned as one of the reasons why a part of the investment will be located in Denmark.