UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies and associated R&D Britishvolt has instructed ISG to commence enabling works on the UK’s premier Gigaplant site in Cambois in Northumberland. ISG anticipates that will start in late autumn or early winter. This initial phase will see the site cleared and preparatory work carried out for the services and infrastructure that will support construction activity. The development is a major boon for Northumberland, and indeed the country, and will bring around 3,000 direct highly skilled jobs and another 5,000+ in the associated supply chains. Britishvolt is on target to manufacture some of the world’s most sustainable, low carbon battery cells on the site of the former Blyth Power Station coal stocking yard located in Cambois, Northumberland. The project will be built in three phases each of 10GWh to a total capacity of 30GWh by end-2027 onwards. This allows the business to keep on top of any technological advancements. Once at full capacity, the Gigaplant will have a production capability equating to approximately enough cells for around 300,000 electric vehicle battery packs per year, intended primarily for the automotive industry.