The Cupertino giant said yesterday it would spend €850m to build a data center in Athenry, Co Galway, and the same again to build another center in Denmark. The construction phase will create hundreds of local jobs. The massive data center would be powered entirely by renewable energy.
Apple said the center would power online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said.
“We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent. This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date. We’re thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating hundreds of local jobs and introducing some of our most advanced green building designs yet.”
The two data centers will be among the largest and most advanced in the world measuring 166,000 square meters with Apple promising to deliver benefits to the local community with both projects.