The timetable is becoming clearer for the Verkor gigafactory in Dunkirk – Le Journal des Entreprises
In Dunkirk, the first tremors will soon be visible in the Zone Grande Industrie, which is to house the first low-carbon battery factory in Grenoble, Verkor. The start-up chose the Ile-de-France engineering group Edeis (1,000 employees, €120 million turnover) to support it on this large-scale project. It is the latter who lays down the next milestones, in a press release: the companies will be selected during the spring, while the earthworks will begin at the beginning of April on the site. During the month of April, a base camp capable of accommodating 900 people will be set up on the site. Arms will be needed to set up this factory, the first phase of which will reach 100,000 m² for a capacity of 16 GWh, enough to equip 300,000 electric vehicles each year. 1,200 employees will work there when it opens, scheduled for 2025. Ultimately, Verkor announces the creation of 2,000 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect jobs.
Verkor finalized a financing round of more than 250 million euros at the end of 2022 and is targeting a fundraising of 1.5 billion euros in 2023 to finance the construction of its Gigafactory, which should require an investment of 2.5 billion euros.