Northvolt has today received a second environmental permit from the Land and Environment Court in Umeå in response to its application for an extension to operational capacity from 8 GWh to 16 GWh at the battery manufacturing facility, Northvolt Ett, to be constructed in the municipality of Skellefteå in the north of Sweden.
The permit grants Northvolt authority to operate Northvolt Ett up to a production capacity of approximately 16 GWh/year, or half the final capacity of the facility.
The scope of the permit encompasses operations, onsite materials and chemicals, emissions, facility effluent and safety measures.
The permit represents an extension to that provided June 7th 2018, which provided authority to operate at a production capacity of 8 GWh/year. Having commenced last June, ground preparation at Northvolt Ett is slated to conclude later this year.