The United Company RUSAL, the largest aluminum producer outside of China, has established cooperation with the cryptocurrency miner to revive the full-fledged work of one of its aluminum plants in the north of Russia.
RUSAL will build a data center at its Nadvoitsy plant, which will charge for the provision of IT services, such as personal data analysis and technical training. Bulgarian company AA! LAB is working on creating a production capacity for the development of cryptocurrency systems and is the first partner in this project.
The data center will bring a new income to the metallurgical plant, which uses only half of its capacity. The cold climate allows you to use less electricity to keep machinery in good condition. IT companies will also have access to cheap electricity from the nearby En + Group hydropower plant, which serves the plant.
At the first stage, the data center will be equipped with 5000 computational units, servers and workstations, the estimated power consumption of this equipment will be 6 megawatts of energy. The manufacturer also allocated about 12 acres of free space in the territory for future data center needs.