FREYR Battery Plans Coweta County, Georgia, Manufacturing Center
The new facility, to be called Giga America, will be located at the Bridgeport Industrial Park site, which has been zoned for a mix of heavy and light industrial use since 2014.
"At FREYR, we are deeply committed to the ambition we share with our U.S. partners to decarbonize the transportation and energy sectors," said FREYR’s Co-Founder and CEO Tom Einar Jensen. "As we advance our U.S. expansion plan in cooperation with our key stakeholders, we expect to make meaningful investments to spur job creation and the eventual development of localized, decarbonized supply chains in the U.S. to enhance energy security and economic activity."
FREYR is dedicated to supporting a domestic supply chain for renewable power sources. The company’s battery cells can be used for stationary energy storage (ESS), electric mobility, and additional applications.
"Companies like FREYR are driving a global revolution based on sustainable technology and solutions," noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Electrification goes beyond EVs and mobility; it’s also changing the way we power entire cities. To support electrification in home and commercial storage, we’re developing a battery ecosystem with manufacturers, recyclers, and customers. Georgia and its communities are ready to support a sustainable future for generations to come."
Project Manager John Soper represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with Coweta County Development Authority, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia EMC, and Georgia Quick Start.
"We’re excited to welcome FREYR Battery to metro Atlanta, which has quickly become a hub for battery cell research and production," added Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. "FREYR Battery will benefit from the vibrant research ecosystem that exists in the region and the diversity of talent that stands ready to support the company’s next-generation efforts. Congratulations to the team at FREYR Battery and all of the organizations that supported this decision."
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