Mpac Group plc, a global leader in high-speed packaging and automation solutions, announces that it has signed a framework agreement with FREYR Battery (“FREYR”), for an initial three-year period, for the exclusive supply of casting and unit cell assembly equipment to the battery cell production lines at FREYR’s Giga Arctic site in Norway.
FREYR is a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, incorporating 24M Technologies (‘’24M’’) SemiSolid lithium-ion battery platform technology. Mpac was prequalified to participate in the competitive tender for the framework agreement following several years of cooperation with 24M on industrialising and scaling battery cell assembly. Mpac will leverage 24M’s innovative battery casting technology and in-house expertise and experience in automation and mass production systems to construct and install the equipment.
Previously Mpac was awarded the contract to design and build the development line for FREYR’s Customer Qualification Plant (CQP) in July 2021 and this project remains on schedule for shipment in December 2022.
Tony Steels, Chief Executive at Mpac Group plc, commented:
“We have worked closely and effectively with FREYR since being awarded the contract for the development line and I am delighted that our partnership with FREYR has developed into the award of an exclusive agreement to build the first series of production lines for their Gigafactory in Mo I Rana, Norway. I am excited about the opportunity to establish Mpac as a market leading provider of automation equipment to the clean energy sector and to support FREYR in achieving their ambitious growth plans for a more sustainable future.”
Einar Kilde, Executive VP Project Execution FREYR, commented:
“Mpac has a proven track record in delivering complex industrial machinery, and after careful assessment, we believe that they have the best technical solution for our Giga Arctic project,” says Einar Kilde, EVP Project Execution, FREYR. “Our collaboration began with our CQP, where we learned that our two companies are well-aligned in our ambitions for speed and scale in producing clean and sustainable battery solutions.”