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Britishvolt pulls out of Wales MoU to announce new site for its UK lithium-ion gigaplant

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 09:56 -- Paul Crompton

UK lithium-ion gigafactory hopeful Britishvolt has announced it now plans to build its plant in the North East of England— five months after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Welsh government.

The company now plans to begin construction of its plant next Summer 2021 after acquiring exclusive rights to a site in Blyth Northumberland.

Signed on 17 July, the MoU with the Wales government sets out plans for a 30GWh gigafactory at the former Royal Air Force base at Bro Tathan in South Wales’ Vale of Glamorgan.

A Britishvolt spokesman told BEST: "It was about timing. Wales was a great site- but after intense feasibility studies it was decided that it couldn’t meet the deadlines"

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