Aluminium and hydropower producer En+ Group has announced a partnership with BitRiver, the data centre operator, to establish a Bit+ cryptovoltaic mining facility.
The parties have already launched a 10 MW site in Bratsk, next to the BitRiver data centre. In the future, the capacity of the facility will be increased to 40 MW.
The site consists of 14 mobile data centres for the mining of cryptocurrency. Each mobile module is capable of accommodating up to 400 S19 Pro new generation miners.
En+ Group is responsible for guaranteed electricity supplies and BitRiver is responsible for operational management of the site.
The joint venture is aimed at resource efficient low carbon trace mining:
„Low average annual temperature in the Irkutsk region allows reducing energy consumption of the centres, which increases their efficiency and, at the same time, reduces greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere,“ said Mikhail Khardikov, head of En+ Group’s energy business.
In July, BitRiver and the Binance Pool platform announced cooperation aimed at creating infrastructure for the cryptovoltaic and mining industries in Russia and the CIS.