Apple to Invest to Build Second Data Center in Denmark

Shares of Apple were 0.3% higher pre-market Monday after reports said the technology giant will spend about DKK6 billion ($920 million) to build a second data center in Denmark that will run entirely on renewable energy.

Reports said the first phase of construction for the new plant is slated for completion in 2019. The data center will power various online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for Apple’s European users. Construction of the facility is expected to create about 300 jobs and the center is expected to employ 50 to 100 workers once it is in full operation, reports added.

By Chris Robinson