Apple Cancels Plans for Second Data Center in Denmark, Looks to Sell Land

Apple Cancels Plans for Second Data Center in Denmark, Looks to Sell Land

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Apple has abruptly cancelled plans to build a new data center in Aabenraa, Denmark, according to a press release from the municipality.

It is completely unexpected for us that Apple today at a conference call informs us that they want to sell their land. Aabenraa Municipality has been working with Apple for a long time to create a breeding ground for one of the world's largest data centers. At the same time, however, it is my view, from my conversation with Apple today, that this is an overall strategic business decision made in the United States, and that the decision has been taken entirely independently of the affairs of the Aabenraa Municipality. Today, and so far, there has been much praise from local partners and Aabenraa Municipality from Apple's side, says director Stig Isaksen.

Apple announced the purchase of 285 hectares of land for the data center back in 2017. The project was estimated to cost around $921 million. It was to run entirely on renewable energy and begin operations in the second quarter of this year.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news to Reuters, "As we near completion of our new Viborg data center in central Jutland, Denmark, we’ve decided to focus on growing that site instead of building an additional data center in Aabanraa."

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Apple Cancels Plans for Second Data Center in Denmark, Looks to Sell Land

Apple Cancels Plans for Second Data Center in Denmark, Looks to Sell Land

NoGoodNick - June 11, 2019 at 5:48pm
Who DIDN’T see this coming. Without the outrageous tax breaks, they’ll have to dump the land at a HUGE loss, as no one but locals will want it.
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