England’s Greenpower Park officially launched

Greenpower Park, the UK's initiative for electrification and clean energy, has been launched in Coventry, England. A number of international battery manufacturers are expected to set up shop there.

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The main tenant at Greenpower Park will be the West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture that is planning a 60 GWh battery cell factory. According to the latest rumours, this will be operated by the Chinese battery cell manufacturer and BMW partner Eve Energy.

Greenpower part has issued a statement saying that a number of Asian battery manufacturers are actively considering relocating to the site. In total, the site is expected to attract foreign investment of 2.5 billion pounds and create 6,000 jobs.

The centre for electrification and energy is designed to “foster world-leading collaborations” between industry, major academic institutions and stakeholders, according to the statement issued by Greenpower Park. Here, reference is made to “a local business sector rapidly establishing itself as a leader in electrification and clean energy. ”

Beyond plans for battery manufacturing, the area in and around Coventry is home to a ‘Future Energy Lab‘ from Jaguar Land Rover, an assembly plant for Ree Automotive, an ‘Air One’ drone airport, a design & engineering centre from Ola, and energy hubs from Pivot Power and technology company Wärtsilä, among other industrial projects.

Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration and Climate Change at Coventry City Council, said, “With its strategic location, unprecedented financial support, academic partnerships, a ready-made skilled workforce, and oven-ready plans to build Britain’s biggest gigafactory, Greenpower Park is poised to become the cornerstone of the UK’s electrified future.”



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