Leading provider of bitcoin and blockchain solutions Bitfury Group has announced the opening of a new energy-efficient data center in Norway. With the support of local authorities, the company is investing NOK 274 million ($35 million) in infrastructure and the creation of 30 jobs.

Breaking news — Bitfury has officially partnered with the country of Norway to open a bitcoin mining datacenter in Mo I Rana! Our datacenter will run on renewable energy, reaffirming our commitment to the sustainability of bitcoin. Read more: https://t.co/MkzVsY4zIk pic.twitter.com/MapKTUhW9i

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New data center Bitfury opened in the town of Mo I Rana in the province of Nordland in the North of the country.

“Norway is a perfect combination from the point of view of Bitfury focus on innovation and growth,” said Bitfury CEO Valery Vavilov.

In the opening of the data centre was also attended by the Minister of trade and industry of Norway Torbjorn Roy Isaksen. According to him, the arrival of the Bitfury in the country opens up great opportunities for local business and economic growth.

As noted in Bitfury, the company entered into an agreement to purchase one hundred percent 350 GWh of renewable energy per year at one of the local suppliers of electricity.

We will remind, at the end of last BitFury Group has announced a partnership with Hut 8 Mining Corp., under which the latter will open and will control the largest network in North America data centers for bitcoin mining.