Swedish battery developer and manufacturer Northvolt has laid out plans to build a new 50,000m2 factory in Gdańsk, Poland.
Following their start up of a battery systems industrialisation plant in Gdańsk in 2019, Northvolt aim to deliver a project that will facilitate expansion in the manufacturing capacity of the sustainable battery solutions.
The initial phase of construction will begin in autumn, with commisioning due next year.
The first phase aims to establish an annual output of 5GWh of module packs. The second phase will potentially ramp it up to 12GWh.
The project will create 500 new jobs in the Gdańsk area across the factory expansion and an engineering R&D centre of excellence.
The new factory will receive its supply of lithium-ion cells from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. In keeping with the Swedish platform, the new factory will be powered with renewable energy, including onsite renewable energy generation.
Peter Carlsson, co-founder and CEO of Northvolt, said: “Securing battery cell manufacturing capacity in Europe is key for its industrial future, but what is equally critical is the industrial capacity for integrating cells into real-world solutions. It is this that the new factory will deliver— sophisticated, sustainable energy storage systems to support the transformation of Europe’s electricity grid and its industry.”