Northvolt’s vision of enabling the future of energy takes a new step forward through a $200 million expansion of its battery systems capabilities in Gda?sk, Poland. Entering into production in 2022, a new factory will have an initial annual output of 5 GWh, and potential future capacity of 12 GWh.
The investment will facilitate a ramp-up in the manufacturing capacity of battery modules and systems in order to fulfill contracts that Northvolt has secured with customers seeking long-term, high-volume supply agreements for complete battery system solutions across grid and industrial markets.
The development of the new factory has already commenced, with the expectation that the first phase of construction will begin in autumn 2021, for a start of production in 2022. The initial phase of the project will establish an annual output of 5 GWh of modules and packs. A second phase of the project will see the factory expanded to a total capacity of 12 GWh. Including a new engineering R&D center of excellence to be set-up in conjunction with the factory expansion, the initiative will create 500 new jobs in the Gda?sk region.
The factory will receive its supply of lithium-ion battery cells from Northvolt Ett gigafactory, located in Skellefteå, Sweden. As Northvolt’s ambition is to continue to build on the low emission production platform established in Sweden within its operations in Poland, the new factory will be powered with renewable energy, including on-site renewable energy generation.