The construction of Northvolt’s Poland ESS Production Facility is reportedly complete and expected to start production by the end of 2023. This was revealed by the developer of the project, Northvolt.
The European lithium-ion gigafactory firm also announced that the facility is Europe’s largest energy storage system production plant. It is powered solely by electricity from renewable sources in alignment with Northvolt’s commitment to using green energy and recycled materials in all its factories.
The company has factories in Poland, Sweden, and Germany according to Robert Chryc-Gawrychowski, CEO of Northvolt Poland.
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Expectations for the Northvolt’s Poland ESS Production Facility
With an initial annual production capacity of 5GWh, the plant will receive cells from Northvolt’s Swedish flagship gigafactory, Northvolt Ett. The company aims to reach a production capacity of 150GWh by 2030 across its gigafactories in Sweden and Germany.
While Northvolt focuses on supplying the electric vehicle (EV) sector, it partnered with Fluence, the world’s largest system integrator, in April 2021 to collaborate on ESS solutions. The company has also established a recycling facility in Norway, which began operations in the previous year.
Although Europe has seen a surge in the establishment of lithium-ion gigafactories, generous tax credit incentives in the US have caused some companies to shift their focus across the Atlantic. This trend has put two-thirds of the projects in Europe at risk of cancellation, delay, or downsizing, as reported recently.
The energy storage system project also received a €75 million (US$81 million) EU innovation grant.