Bitfury opens major data centre in Norway

Bitfury Group, today announced the opening of Norway’s energy-efficient data center that will create about 30 new jobs for local residents.

At the opening of the center was attended by CEO of Bitfury Group Valery Vavilov, the mayor of the city of Mu and Ran heir Vahag and several leaders of local companies.

Vavilov called Norway extremely innovative country and a major growth area for the technology of the blockchain. He thanked the Federal government for creating a favourable tax system that allows companies such as Bitfury Group, to invest in the country.

«Norway is the perfect Playground for Bitfury Group, which focuses on innovation and growth,» – said Vavilov. «We are ready to establish relationships with new clients and develop products and solutions that will enhance the safety and efficiency of enterprises in the country.»

The Minister of trade and industry of Norway, thorbjørn Re isachsen before the press conference made a statement to welcome Bitfury Group in Norway.

«I’m glad that Bitfury Group has decided to build its new data center in Mo I Rana», – said the Minister. «Data is becoming an increasingly important resource for the business community and for society as a whole, and this represents a significant economic opportunity for the Norwegian business. Industry data centers is rapidly evolving and provides Norway the prospects for economic growth and new jobs», commented the Re torbjørn Isaksen, Minister of trade and industry of Norway.

New data center Bitfury Group, the world’s market leader in providing a full range of services in the field of blockchain, offers services based on unique solutions of the company. Data center is housed in two buildings in the industrial Park of the city of Mu-and-Wound, the third largest city of Northern Norway.

Bitfury Group reinvestiruet about 274 million NOK (35 million USD) in infrastructure datacenter.

The average rate of energy utilization in the data center does not exceed 1.05, making it one of the most energy efficient in the world. Bitfury Group annually buys about 350 GW*h is completely renewable energy from a local supplier Helgeland Kraft. In addition, receiving certificates on «guarantee of origin» from local producers, including award-winning hydroelectric Øvre Forsland, the company guarantees that the energy comes from renewable sources.

To support the work of the data center Bitfury Group intends to employ nearly 30 local staff.

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