“Apple Inc said Monday it will spend 6 billion Danish crowns ($921 million) on a new data center in Denmark, its second in the Nordic country to run entirely on renewable energy,” Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen reports for Reuters.

“Apple said the data center would begin operations in the second quarter of 2019 in Aabenraa in southern Denmark near the German border,” Gronholt-Pedersen reports. “It will power Apple’s online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe. ‘We’re thrilled to be expanding our data center operations in Denmark, and investing in new sources of clean power,’ Erik Stannow, Nordic manager for Apple, told Reuters in an email.”

Gronholt-Pedersen reports, “Apple’s first data center in Denmark near the town of Viborg is due to begin operations later this year. Apple said a planned data center in Athenry, Ireland, announced in 2015 had yet to begin construction. ‘The proposed data center is currently under judicial review,’ a spokeswoman said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: To take up the slack while the proposed data center in Ireland is held up in the interminable review process?

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Apple’s huge data center in Ireland hits a snag – February 3, 2016
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Apple’s strong commitment to the environment sets a powerful example for other companies – May 15, 2015
Apple to invest €1.7 billion to build two new european data centers – February 23, 2015