Norwegian ECA to provide €400m in guarantees and loans toward €1.6bn Arctic battery gigafactory

(Global Construction, London, 1 July 2022) Norwegian battery-maker Freyr expects the plant to be one of the biggest and most efficient in Europe, with 50% lower capital spending per GWh of capacity and more than 200% higher production per employee than conventional lithium-ion facilities. The Giga Arctic project, which will be Freyr’s first, was announced on Wednesday by Jan Christian Vestre, Norway’s minister for trade and industry.