Nel has selected Plymouth Charter Township, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, as the location for its next gigafactory. Fully developed, the factory will be among the world’s largest electrode manufacturing facilities, with a total annual capacity of 4 GW Alkaline and PEM technology.
“Plymouth Charter Township is an ideal location for Nel. Here, we have access to a highly educated workforce, universities and research institutions, and we are close to our collaborating partner, General Motors. In addition, the Government and the authorities of Michigan have provided a very attractive financial support package for us,” says Nel’s CEO, Håkon Volldal.
The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has today decided to support the project with a USD 10 million Michigan Business Development grant. The MSF board also approved a 15-year, 100% State Essential Services Assessment (SESA) Exemption Request, valued at up to USD 6.25 million to support the project. Nel has so far secured more than USD 50 million in support for its Michigan site. Pending approval of additional state and federal applications, this amount could increase to around USD 150 million.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nel Hydrogen and its new gigafactory to Southeast Michigan,” says the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.