Apple is building an €850 million data centre

Apple is building its first data centres outside the US… and has chosen Athenry, Galway as one of the locations.

The €1.7 billion investment will also see a data centre constructed in Denmark’s central Jutland.

They will both power Apple’s online services, including the iTunes Store, the App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for European customers.

The 166,000-sq-metre centre will be built on a greenfield site at Derrydonnell. Apple says it is recovering land previously used for growing and harvesting non-native trees. It has promised to restore native trees to the forest.

“The project will also provide an outdoor education space for local schools, as well as a walking trail for the community,” it said in the statement.

According to a statement from the tech giant this morning, the centres will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

CEO Tim Cook said it was the biggest project in Europe to date, adding that hundreds of jobs will be created.

Source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/apple-building-data-centre-athenry-081140432--finance.html#oR6Mu2P