According to crypto mining operation Pow.re Holdings Limited, the firm announced that it has begun construction of two new mining facilities in Asuncion, Paraguay. The new data centers will manage 12 megawatts (MW) of hydropower, and the company has also acquired 3,600 Microbt Whatsminer mining rigs that produce approximately 396 petahash per second (PH/s) of hashrate.
Pow.re Holdings Limited begins construction of mining facilities in Paraguay
On Oct. 13, Pow.re revealed that the company has begun construction of two new bitcoin mining facilities in Paraguay. The first site is expected to be fully operational by the end of Q4 2022 and the second should be ready by Q1 2023. The company says the expansion will add much more hashing power to the company’s operations and hopes to achieve 0.5 exahash per second (EH/s) for the second quarter of 2023.
Recently, Pow.re was in the news after it was revealed that Quebec’s Kahnawake Mohawk Council was seeking power for crypto mining opportunities. The report noted that Pow.re was working with members of the Kahnawake council. In regards to the latest expansion in Paraguay, Pow.re co-founder and COO SJ Oh explained that the project stems from “two years of due diligence” to come to fruition.
“Proof-of-work protocols have the ability to serve as synthetic batteries for stranded renewable energy sources, and we hope to contribute to the proliferation of renewable energy generation,” the Pow.re co-founder added during the announcement.
Company Gets 396 PH/s Worth From Microbt’s Whatsminer Mining Rigs
In addition to starting the construction of the two mining centers in the Asunción region of Paraguay, the company acquired 3,600 Microbt Whatsminer mining platforms. The delivery of the Microbt devices is scheduled to arrive in Asunción at the end of October. The machine will produce approximately 396 PH/s for Pow.re and company co-founder Ian Descoteaux says that Whatsminer models are known for their reliability.
“Microbt units have been the workhorse of our operations for the last two years and have proven their excellent performance and reliability,” Descôteaux commented Thursday. “These new units, purchased in accordance with our countercyclical asset acquisition strategy, keep our acquisition cost below market averages and should enable us to provide industry-leading ROIC to our investors.”
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