Anglo-Korean battery company Eurocell has confirmed that it is in advanced discussions to build its first European gigafactory in the Netherlands, supplying battery cells to the energy storage and e-mobility ecosystem across the continent.
Eurocell intends to construct its new gigafactory in two phases reaching full capacity as early as 2025. The first phase will produce advanced battery cells at scale by early 2023 for existing European customers. The second phase, potentially on the same site, will be capable of producing more than 40 million cells per year by 2025. The project will represent an initial investment of US$800m rising to US$2bn by 2028.
Eurocell states it will produce ‘production ready’ technologies in just 12 months, far faster that other gigafactories, using its proven battery product which is verified and validated for scaled-up manufacturing.
Nick Clay, CCO, Eurocell EMEA, said, “In its Climate Policy, the Netherlands outlines its ambition to lead Europe in the fight against global warming with a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions across industries.
“With rapid expansion plans in Europe, Eurocell is encouraged by the positive engagement we have had with both the Dutch government and NOM investment and development agency for the Northern Netherlands over the last few months. As we enter the final stages of discussions, we are confident that we will be able to confirm the exact location of our first European gigafactory in the near future.”