23rd Feb 2015

Apple invests €850m in new Irish eco data centre

The operation at Athenry, Co Galway, and another at Viborg in Denmark, represent the technology giant’s biggest project in Europe to date. The centres will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store, the App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.

It is expected that the €850m Irish facility, to be run on renewable energy, will create 300 jobs during its multiple phases of construction. The 166,000 square metre operation is planned to be up and running by 2017.

Microsoft and Google are among other tech giants to locate data centres in Ireland, where the predictable climate is seen as an asset in lowering cooling costs for the technology involved.

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