Apple has cancelled plans to build a new 700-acre data center in Aabenraa, Denmark, reports the official website for the local town, claiming Apple is now looking to sell the land and leave the site completely.
Apple unveiled plans to build what was set to become Apple’s second data center in Denmark in July 2017, expected to cost close to $1 billion and run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one.
The decision, which is described as “completely unexpected” follows after Apple was forced to cancel plans for a data centre in Ireland last year amid court battles. In its statement, the municipality said “it is completely unexpected for us that today Apple informed us they want to sell their land”.
It is unclear why Apple has suddenly backed-out of the build, especially with the large focus on cloud software and services.
Representatives say in the light of the cancelation, Apple will now turn its full efforts on its Viborg construction. The Viborg site hit the local headlines last year when construction workers were sent home following a business dispute between Apple and its contractors.