IMEG designing $6.3 billion battery plant with gigafactory in Kokomo, IN
A new battery plant with gigafactory is underway in Kokomo, IN. The first of two campuses topped out in November, celebrating Stellantis N.V. and Samsung SDI’s first North American EV battery plant as part of the StarPlus Energy joint venture and a $6.3 billion investment for both facilities, bringing 2,800 total new jobs to the area.
“Our battery ecosystem is the foundation of our electrification strategy and our great partners Samsung SDI, the State of Indiana, and the City of Kokomo have created a compelling case for locating our sixth gigafactory in Kokomo,” said Mark Stewart, Stellantis COO North America, in a press release in October 2023. “The BEVs [battery electric vehicles] coming to our North America brands play an important role in our drive to offer clean, safe and affordable mobility for all and achieve the bold goal of carbon net zero by 2038.”
IMEG is providing structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design on the two campuses, the first with an annual capacity of 33 gigawatt hours (GWh) and the second with an annual production capacity of 34 GWh. The facilities are expected to be completed in 2025 and 2027, respectively.
Read the press release here.