Apple has announced the establishment of one of the world’s largest data centers in Denmark. The new data center will be powered by renewable energy, and surplus heating will be recycled in the local district heating system, thereby minimizing negative environmental impact.
“I warmly welcome this investment by Apple, which will give a significant boost to the Danish economy. An investment like this confirms that Denmark has managed to strike the right balance between an ambitious and climate-friendly energy policy and a world-class business environment,” says Mogens Jensen, Denmark’s Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation.
Denmark’s green energy policy and strong cleantech cluster have played an important role in the investment decision.
“Apple is universally recognized as one of the world’s leading companies with a long track record of developing cutting-edge products and services. I am delighted that Denmark can offer an innovative and sustainable datacentre solution, powered by renewable energy,” says Mogens Jensen.
Apple’s new data center will be located in Viborg municipality and constructed over a ten year period, along with a similar data center to be located in Ireland. Together, the two new data centers will be among the largest data centers in the world. The total value of the investment exceeds one billion euro, Apple’s biggest European investment ever.
“Not only does this investment confirm Denmark’s position as a world leader within green solutions and renewable energy technology. The investment also underlines that we are indeed a very investment-friendly country offering attractive business opportunities for innovative global companies,” says Mogens Jensen.
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