Bitmain Technologies Ltd. this week declared the rollout of its latest blockchain mining facility and data center in a rural part of Texas in the U.S. The firm’s declaration stated: The Milam County cryptocurrency mining facility and blockchain data center represents a major component of expansion plans and tactical investment of Bitmain in North America.
The facility will be situated almost 50 Miles northeast of Texas’ capital in the city of Rockdale with a likely population of 5,595. It will be located in an area where the earlier Alcoa Rockdale operations site was situated. This site comprises an aluminum smelting factory. In addition to this, it also occupies a coal-burning recently retired power plant. Speaking of Alcoa Inc., it is the sixth biggest producer of aluminum in the world.
Dave Barkemeyer (Milam County Judge) verified to the local media previous week that Bitmain is shifting in the county. With the facility setup and construction in progress, the plant is likely to be completed early in the quarter four of this year, with the data center inauguration in early next year.
On a related note, looking at the big picture, the facility symbolizes an investment of over US $500 Million by the firm over an initial course of 7 Years into the county, local, and statewide areas. This was claimed by the firm to the media in an interview.
Bitmain is likely to bring in 400 local jobs to the Rockdale area in the first 2 Years. The firm is presently hiring for multiple roles, ranging from sales, senior management, and finance to technicians, engineers, research associates, and other roles.
“The new job roles will be fully benefitted & full-time and will comprise positions in management as well as engineering. The jobs will also include opportunities for technicians in data center,” the local media claimed.