The Swedish battery producer will establish - on the territory of the Pomeranian Investment Centre, near the Port of Gdańsk - what it says will be Europe's largest energy storage factory.
The 50k m2-big facility will be set up in two stages, with works on the first to commence in autumn 2021. Initially, from 2022, the plant will have an annual output of 5 GWh of energy storage modules and packs, up to a total capacity of 12 GWh after the completion of the second phase.
In addition to the production line, an engineering R&D center of excellence will be created.
Northvolt's investment will bring 500 new jobs.
The factory will receive its supply of lithium-ion battery cells from the Northvolt Ett gigafactory, located in Skellefteå.
The new factory will be powered with renewables, including on-site renewable energy generation.
"Securing battery cell manufacturing capacity in Europe is key to 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," Peter Carlsson, Co-Founder and CEO, Northvolt, underlined.