Eiffage to build ACC’s first electric battery gigafactory in Douvrin (France) in a contract worth almost €75 million

18.05.2022

Eiffage to build ACC’s first electric battery gigafactory in Douvrin (France) in a contract worth almost €75 million

Eiffage won in consortium in December 2021 the contract from ACC* for construction of its future gigafactory dedicated to manufacturing cells and battery modules for electric vehicles, close to the PSA site on the Artois-Flandres industrial park in Douvrin/Billy-Berclau in the Hauts-de-France region. The contract is worth almost €75 million in total, with Eiffage’s share amounting to €48.7 million.
 

The consortium led by Eiffage Génie Civil also includes Eiffage Métal, Eiffage Énergie Systèmes and Eiffage Route, along with three partners: Moretti Constructions, Bemaco and Exyte.

The contract covers general contracting Package 1, for construction of a building 644 m long, 94 m wide and between 10 and 34 m high. The project also includes 20 related structures and the renovation of an existing 17,000 sq.m building, for a total surface area of 60,000 sq.m with 36,000 sq.m of access roads. Works started in January 2022 and are expected to take 12 months, running concurrently with three other works packages.

This gigafactory is set to become the first of its type in France when commissioned in April 2023, and will boast annual production capacity of 8 GWh.

This new contract is the fourth secured by Eiffage in connection with this project, which integrates perfectly into the Group’s drive to support its customers with their low-carbon projects. In mid-2021, Stellantis awarded Eiffage’s deconstruction subsidiary, Demcy, the contract to clean, remove asbestos from and demolish 110,000 sq.m of buildings; later that year, it entrusted a consortium of Eiffage Énergie Systèmes and Eiffage Génie Civil with Package 2B, relating to the 225 kV distribution station; and in March 2022, it awarded Eiffage Énergie Systèmes Package 2C for 20 kV/400 V low-voltage distribution.