- Riot Blockchain has introduced that it plans to develop a 1 GigaWatt Bitcoin mining facility in Navarro County, Texas
- The power is a part of its Bitcoin mining and internet hosting enlargement plans, aptly named ‘The Growth’
- The Growth will begin with an preliminary 400 MegaWatt facility on a 265-acre website and is anticipated to start in July 2023
- The extra 600 MegaWatt might be added sooner or later by way of the 345 kV Navarro change
The publicly traded Bitcoin mining and internet hosting providers supplier of Riot Blockchain has announced plans to develop a 1 GigaWatt (GW) BTC mining facility in Navarro County, Texas. The 1 GW venture aptly named ‘The Growth’ will present Riot ‘with an industry-leading 1.7 GigaWatt of complete improvement capability.’
Jason Les, CEO of Riot Blockchain, stated:
Upon completion of the Growth, Riot’s developed capability will complete 1.7 GW, establishing the Firm among the many largest Bitcoin mining operations globally.
This Growth is a testomony to the Firm’s demonstrated potential to construct and ship high-quality large-scale digital asset infrastructure for its Bitcoin mining operations and future hosted shoppers
The First Part of the Bitcoin Mining Growth to Begin in July 2023
The Growth will begin with growing an preliminary 400 MegaWatt (MW) facility on a 265-acre website. Work will start in July of 2023, and the power will embrace ‘immersion-cooled mining and internet hosting operations.’
The primary part will embrace land acquisition, website preparation, substation improvement, transmission line building, and building of ‘ancillary buildings and 4 buildings using the Firm’s immersion-cooling infrastructure and know-how.’
Riot Blockchain offered a complete value estimate of $333 million for the primary part, which is anticipated to be invested over the remainder of 2022, 2023, and Q1 of 2024.
The corporate will accomplice with Precedence Energy Inc. to assist the Growth. Precedence Energy and Riot Blockchain have had a long-standing enterprise relationship that began at Riot’s Whinstone US facility in Rockdale, Texas. The Growth website is roughing two hours from the latter, thus permitting Riot Blockchain and Precedence Energy to make the most of their present expertise pool.
The Capability of the Bitcoin Mining Website to be Expanded to 600 MW
As soon as part one of many Growth is full, the location might be expanded by a further 600 MegaWatt to succeed in 1 GigaWatt. This might be carried out by way of the 345 kV Navarro Swap which is 1,250 toes from the location.
[Feature image courtesy of Bloomberg]