Increases self-mining by 58% to 7.9 EH/s and over 200 MW of capacity by year end 2023
Creates one of the most efficient and profitable mining fleets in the sector by combining a fleet efficiency of 25.7 J/TH with low-cost 91% zero-carbon power
Represents the first large-scale order of S19j XPs from BITMAIN
EASTON, Md., July 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TeraWulf Inc. (Nasdaq: WULF) (“TeraWulf” or the “Company”), owner and operator of vertically integrated, domestic Bitcoin mining facilities powered by more than 91% zero-carbon energy, today announced plans to expand its self-mining capacity to 7.9 EH/s by year end with the associated purchase of 18,500 of the next generation Antminer S19j XP bitcoin mining machines for a total price of $75 million. After coupons and credits, the Company currently expects to pay $53.4 million, or $19.10 per terahash, for the miners.
The new S19j XP machines will be deployed at the Company’s Lake Mariner facility in New York where construction of Building 3, which will house 43 MW of capacity, is underway and targeted for completion by year-end 2023. The infrastructure expansion and additional miners are expected to increase the Company’s total self-mining hashrate by approximately 58% (from 5.0 EH1 to 7.9 EH/s). The Company has already paid the deposit on the new miners.
The BITMAIN purchase order represents the first large-scale order of S19j XPs, which are the next generation unit offered by BITMAIN with a power-efficiency rating of 21.5 joules per terahash (J/TH) and a bitcoin mining hashrate of 151 terahash per second (TH/s) each, for a combined total hashrate of 2.8 exahashes per second (EH/s) for the 18,500 units. According to the purchase agreement, the 18,500 S19j XPs are scheduled to be shipped by BITMAIN in equal monthly allotments in October, November, and December.
“At TeraWulf, we continue to believe that all hash is not created equal. Our planned expansion with S19j XPs will further establish TeraWulf as one of the most efficient mining fleets in the sector with a fleet efficiency of 25.7 J/TH,” said Nazar Khan, Co-founder and COO of TeraWulf. “Coupled with a realized average cost of power of 3.5 cents per kilowatt hour and average availability in excess of 98%, we are not only expanding hashing capacity with this order but simultaneously positioning the Company for increased profit margins ahead of the next halving.”
Xmei Lin, Head of Sales at BITMAIN commented, “BITMAIN is proud to partner with TeraWulf for the first large-scale order of S19j XPs. The high performance and low energy consumption of our latest generation S19j XP miners represent the most efficient mining equipment in the market and the perfect complement to TeraWulf’s sustainable and low-cost mining business.”
A Current Report on Form 8-K containing more detailed information regarding the agreement with BITMAIN will be filed by TeraWulf with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TeraWulf (Nasdaq: WULF) owns and operates vertically integrated, environmentally clean Bitcoin mining facilities in the United States. Led by an experienced group of energy entrepreneurs, the Company currently has two Bitcoin mining facilities: its wholly owned Lake Mariner facility in New York, and the Nautilus Cryptomine facility in Pennsylvania, a joint venture with Cumulus Coin, LLC. TeraWulf generates domestically produced Bitcoin powered by utilizing nuclear and hydro energy with a goal of utilizing 100% zero-carbon energy. With a core focus on ESG that ties directly to its business success, TeraWulf expects to offer attractive mining economics at an industrial scale.
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Director of Corporate Communications
1 A portion of the new S19j XP miners will replace 5,000 (0.5 EH/s) third-party miners currently hosted by the Company at Lake Mariner pursuant to an agreement that expires in the fourth quarter of 2023.