Northvolt to expand Polish battery capacity

Feb 19, 2021 04:42 PM ET
  • A $200m manufacturing facility is be created in Gdańsk
Northvolt to expand Polish battery capacity
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Northvolt has introduced a $200m expansion of its battery systems abilities in Gdańsk, Poland.

Going into production in 2022, a new factory will have a preliminary yearly outcome of 5GWh, as well as a potential future capacity of 12GWh.

Northvolt founder and also chief executive Peter Carlsson stated: "Securing battery cell manufacturing capability in Europe is key for its commercial future, yet what is just as crucial is the industrial ability for incorporating cells right into real-world options.

" It is this that the brand-new factory will provide-- innovative, sustainable power storage systems to sustain the transformation of Europe's electrical power grid and also its industry."

The investment will promote a ramp-up in the manufacturing ability of battery modules and systems in order to meet agreements that Northvolt has protected with clients seeking lasting, high-volume supply agreements for complete battery system options across grid as well as commercial markets.

In providing these battery solutions, Northvolt will certainly be providing technical services required for ending commercial reliance on fossil fuels as well as unlocking the use of enhancing amounts of renewable resource across culture.

The project reflects Northvolt's passions to end up being a leader in the development as well as shipment of premium, lasting battery remedies for the European market and builds off of the business's start-up of a battery systems automation plant in Gdańsk in 2019.

The advancement of the new factory has actually already commenced, with the assumption that the initial stage of building and construction will certainly start in fall 2021, to begin manufacturing in 2022.

The first phase of the project will develop a yearly outcome of 5GWh of modules and also packs.

A 2nd phase of the project will certainly see the factory expanded to a complete capability of 12 GWh.

Consisting of a new design R&D center of quality to be set-up combined with the factory growth, the campaign will produce 500 new jobs in the Gdańsk area.

Northvolt head of state of battery systems Emad Zand stated: "Northvolt has actually existed in Poland for 3 years as well as we are thrilled by both the professionalism and trust as well as quality of the designers and also producing team we're engaged with in our activities here.

" We are thrilled concerning heading out as well as hiring 500 even more."

The factory will get its supply of lithium-ion battery cells from Northvolt Ett gigafactory, situated in Skellefteå, Sweden.

As Northvolt's passion is to continue to improve the reduced discharge manufacturing platform established in Sweden within its procedures in Poland, the brand-new factory will be powered with renewable resource, consisting of on-site renewable energy generation.

Amongst Northvolt's industrial partners and also customers are ABB, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall and Vestas.