- Green Data City LLC and Alps Blockchain SpA are partnering to establish a modern blockchain data center in Oman.
- The project includes a 6.5 megawatt mining farm, equipped with the latest Bitmain S21 machines.
- Oman’s climate, low temperatures, and stable energy rules make it an attractive location for the project.
Green Data City LLC, a company based in Oman, has joined forces with Alps Blockchain SpA from Italy, working together through Alps Middle East SPC, their subsidiary.
Their big plan? To set up a super modern blockchain data center right in Oman, which is a huge step forward for tech in the region.
This new project, located within Green Data City’s center, kicks off with a strong 6.5 megawatt mining farm.
Come January 2024, Alps Blockchain will start setting up these containerized units, loaded with the latest Bitmain S21 machines. Bitmain’s a big name in making mining gear, and they’ve been buddies with Alps Blockchain for a while.
What’s cool about these S21 mining gadgets is how efficient they are. They use about 16 to 17 joules of energy per terahash (J/TH), setting a whole new standard in the market. This efficiency cut helps a ton in using less energy, which is super important for keeping the Bitcoin network safe and making mining more sustainable.
Green Data City has a natural advantage too. It sits in Oman’s southern region where temperatures stay under 29 degrees even in summer. That means way less need for cooling compared to other places.
And here’s the kicker: there are cold deep ocean waters around, which will help cool things down even more in the next phases of development, using way less energy.
Why Oman? Well, it’s got a bunch of perks. Besides the cool geography, the partners are impressed with Oman’s mining license for Green Data City, which promises long-term security. Plus, the government has stable energy rules, and Oman’s really serious about developing renewable energy sources.