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Apple's data center in Denmark threatened after work disruption

Those who follow Apple's footsteps most likely may remember the 2015 announcement of two new data centers (one in Ireland and the other in Denmark), representing a total investment of around 1.7 billion $ 8.6 billion).

In the middle of last year, the plan was radically altered when construction on Irish territory was definitively canceled due to court impurities. Now, the Danish project seems to be tightrope, too.

The local TV Midt-vest reported today that the construction of data center, located in the small village of Foulum (in the municipality of Viborg), was discontinued and workers received no guidance on when to return work. According to journalists' description, the terrain is β€œlifeless” and there is no movement at the site, whether by workers or representatives of Ma.

The problems apparently had to do with Apple's contractor, an Irish company called Exyte. TV sources suggested that Ma would have terminated the contract with the firm after repeated delays: the deadline for completion of a project milestone would have been set for September and later rescheduled for the current month, but in neither case did the contractor. managed to deliver the results on time.

Works of data center in Viborg on July 12, 2017 | Photo: TV / Midt-Vest

The case obviously brings a huge pineapple to Apple: the data center It is already partially raised, which represents a much larger headache than in the Irish case, where the project was canceled before any hammer was hit on the ground. Of course, if Ma is expected to be able to reverse the situation with another contractor, but it may be that the problem is not resolved so easily after all, we are talking about millionaire contracts and (possibly) very thorny lawsuits in the event of their breakdown.

The fact that, at least for now, Ma's plans to have its own data center in Denmark to feed services like iCloud, iTunes and the App Store are hanging.

via Apple World Today