Bitmain’s largest mining equipment manufacturer announced the construction of a new data center in the Texas city of Rockdale worth $ 500 million.
The construction of the facility is part of the company’s expansion program in North America. It is expected that 400 jobs will be created thanks to the complex. The launch of the data center is scheduled for the beginning of 2019, and it will be fully operational for two years. Bitmain plans to invest in a complex and infrastructure more than $ 500 million in a complex and infrastructure.
The data center will be created on the basis of a closed aluminum factory near Rockdale, and the attraction of the local population will help the area to deal with deindustrialization. The authorities hope that the multiplicative effect will stimulate the opening of a small business will stop the outflow of young people and money.
In addition, Bitmain representatives promised to cooperate with local schools and educational institutions to train residents of technical skills necessary for work in the data center. The company has already opened vacancies of engineers, managers, researchers and administrative staff.