TeraWulf Reports Fully Funded 7.9 EH/s and Future Expansion Plans

Fully funded 7.9 EH/s, increasing self-mining capacity by 58%

Building 3 at the Lake Mariner facility now fully operational

Planning for additional growth with construction of Building 4 already underway

Expansion of existing HPC project supporting generative AI planned for 2024

EASTON, Md., Dec. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TeraWulf Inc. (Nasdaq: WULF) (“TeraWulf” or the “Company”), which owns and operates vertically integrated, domestic Bitcoin mining facilities powered by more than 91% zero-carbon energy, today provided a business update.

Key Highlights

  • Fully funded 7.9 EH/s expansion, increasing self-mining capacity by 58%.

  • Building 3 at the Lake Mariner facility is operational and ready for delivery, installation and energization of new miners.

  • Estimated deployment date of February 1, 2024, for all 18,500 BITMAIN Antminer S19j XP bitcoin miners.

  • Additional growth underway at the Lake Mariner facility with the foundation of Building 4 poured and construction ongoing, which, upon completion in mid-2024, will bring TeraWulf’s total operational capacity to ~10 EH/s.

  • Expansion of existing high-performance computing (“HPC”) project supporting generative AI and large language model applications at the Lake Mariner facility, planned for 2024.

7.9 EH/s Expansion Update

With Building 3 at Lake Mariner now fully operational, the facility’s bitcoin mining infrastructure capacity has increased to approximately 160 MW. The addition of 18,500 Antminer S19j XP bitcoin mining machines from BITMAIN, which have 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, will create one of the most efficient and profitable mining fleets in the sector with a fleet efficiency of 25.7 J/TH.

(For a closer look at Building 3, you can watch TeraWulf’s recently released construction update video HERE.)

While the Company previously planned to convert prior deposits towards the S19j XP purchase order into 5,500 miners and host-to-own the remaining 13,000 miners for BITMAIN until the fourth quarter of 2024, the Company now plans to utilize its entire fleet for self-mining operations.

“Opportunistic market conditions have caused us to reassess our original conservative strategy and opt for a more near-term growth strategy,” stated Paul Prager, Co-founder and CEO of TeraWulf. “With Building 3 completed ahead of schedule and construction for Building 4 already underway, now is the time to charge hard into the upcoming halving and beyond.”

High-Performance Compute Update

In an effort to expand its operational scope beyond bitcoin mining, since September 2023, TeraWulf has been successfully operating a compact (NVIDIA A100) GPU system at the Lake Mariner Facility to support generative AI & large language model applications. Following on this success, TeraWulf has initially committed a block of power at the Lake Mariner facility, capable of deploying thousands of latest generation GPUs, to support a larger HPC project expected to commence in 2024. This project is aimed at diversifying the Company’s revenue streams by capitalizing on its infrastructure expertise to address the rapidly growing demand for GPU compute in the generative AI market. TeraWulf intends to continue leveraging its existing infrastructure to further push into the HPC and AI markets on a larger scale with compelling returns on capital.

Future Growth Plans

Planning is underway for additional growth at Lake Mariner with the construction of Building 4 having already begun. In addition to Lake Mariner’s growth, TeraWulf also has the option to add an additional 50 MW of bitcoin mining capacity at the nuclear-powered Nautilus Cryptomine facility, bringing the Company’s capacity at the site to a total of 100 MW.

About TeraWulf

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: the wholly owned Lake Mariner facility in New York, and Nautilus Cryptomine facility in Pennsylvania, a joint venture with Cumulus Coin, LLC. TeraWulf generates domestically produced Bitcoin powered by nuclear, hydro, and solar 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Company Contact:
Jason Assad
Director of Corporate Communications
(678) 570-6791