Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt has taken another step towards the construction of its planned gigafactory in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The municipal councils of the two communities of Norderwöhrden and Lohe-Rickelshof have approved the project. Norderwöhrden voted in favor of the project by a narrow majority of four to three votes while Lohe-Rickelshof approved the project unanimously.
Total investment of 4.5 billion euros
Northvolt is now awaiting planning permission from the district of Dithmarschen. The company’s plant in Heide is scheduled to start production in 2026 and reach an annual production capacity of 60 gigawatt-hours by 2029. According to Northvolt, the total investment of 4.5 billion euros will create around 3,000 jobs. The federal and state governments are supporting the project with a total of around 902 million euros.