In a statement published today, Apple has announced plans to open a second data centre in Aabenraa, Denmark, a facility that is expected to go online in 2019.
According to reports, Apple is ploughing close to $1 billion into the new centre which Apple notes will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one.
We’re thrilled to be expanding our data center operations in Denmark, and investing in new sources of clean power. – 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.
Apple is currently awaiting planning permission from the local Denmark authorities before work can start on the new location. The new centre handle requests and demand for Apple’s internet services across Europe, including the iTunes Store, Siri, iMessage and Maps.