A supplier of renewable energy services in the United States will construct a $2.4 billion data centre equipped with Bitcoin mining
One of the most major initiatives in Abilene’s history will be done in collaboration with Lancium, a Houston-based energy technology and infrastructure company.
Indeed, Lancium, a carbon-neutral computing service provider, stated on December 21 that it will invest $2.4 billion over the next two decades to build a large-scale, renewable energy-powered data centre in Abilene and Taylor County, according to an official press release.
Abilene is a city in Central Texas, about six hours northwest of Houston and two hours and a half north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region.
Lancium intends to create 57 full-time jobs and build an 800-acre “Clean Compute Campus” in Abilene and Taylor County. This new project, in particular, will contribute to the area’s development as a key source of renewable energy and a hub for Bitcoin mining and other energy-intensive businesses.
The building, which is scheduled to open in early 2022, will initially house 100,000 square feet of industrial electric services equipment and data servers. The project will begin with a 200 megawatt capacity and may be scaled up to more than 1 gigawatt.
Michael McNamara, co-founder and CEO of Lancium, stated: “We are really excited to be a part of the Abilene community and to be building one of our flagship Clean Campuses.”
While Misty Mayo, president and chief executive officer of the Abilene Development Corporation, stated: “Over the next two decades, this project is expected to provide a total economic effect of $993.4 million in Taylor County and the City of Abilene.”
The announcement follows former South Carolina gubernatorial candidate John Warren’s December 15 launch of GEM Mining, a new Bitcoin mining firm. The company is anticipated to grow to be the state’s largest mining enterprise. While various states in the United States continue to push for the expansion of the bitcoin business.