It has been a big week for Swedish lithium-ion battery manufacturer Northvolt. The company has produced its first utility-scale battery energy stationary storage (BESS) product from its dedicated plant Northvolt Dwa in Gdansk, Poland. The 25,000 square ft. site will begin producing Voltainer BESS units by the end of 2023, with production line testing currently ongoing. In addition, Northvolt has successfully raised USD1.2 billion in debt financing to assist with its gigafactory construction plans.
Construction of the dedicated ESS production facility Northvolt Dwa was completed in May 2023, and was the recipient of a USD81 million grant from the EU in 2022. When initially announced in late 2021, the facility’s annual production capacity was stated to be 5GWh upon commissioning with a potential to ramp capacity up to 12GWh per year.
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