At FREYR, our factories will be the hub of our organization. The Operations team is responsible for running all the factories that FREYR operates and will be the department in which most people in the company will work. As FREYR develops its factories, the team will function as the asset owner, setting the framework for our production concept, equipment, and operating model. Once operational, our team has the ambition to run one of the most technologically advanced factories in the world.
Based on the principle that multi-skilled teams perform best, we are establishing multi-skilled shift teams with sufficient expertise to complete all production tasks. As well as operating all machinery and equipment, this also includes 90% of maintenance tasks, often with the help of embedded or remote experts.
Our teams work on a semi-autonomous basis, with team members taking ownership of health and safety, interdependencies between teams, and the culture of support and collaboration needed to be effective.
High competence workforce
The success of multi-skilled, semi-autonomous teams rests on developing the right competencies and ensuring that learning is embedded into our culture. We have therefore established an Operations Academy to drive our organisational learning. The Academy helps develop the individual's skills and competences beyond their present role, enabling lateral or upward career moves as an expert or people leader.
Our approach to learning and development is inspired by the 70-20-10 model. 70% of learning happens on-the-job, 20% through interaction with others, and the remaining 10% stems from formal learning. Our roles, shift patterns, meeting structures, leadership style and culture are all designed to maximize each of these learning channels.
We believe that machines, robots and digitalization should combine to do work that is repetitive or that would expose people to risks. Humans add the knowledge and perform the tasks that technology cannot.
Our production is highly automated. We adopt technology to optimize production. Decision-making is based on analysis of data from production systems, our supply chain and technology partners, as well as evidence from research and industry best practices. This enables FREYR to pursue a systematic, scientific approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement.
We apply an 'Industry 4.0' approach from the start, improving decision-making and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). We aim to be at the forefront of the Smart Manufacturing movement in relation to conceptualization, design, production systems and processes, scenario analysis and benchmarking.
FREYR will focus on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data solutions throughout the supply chain, leveraging the power of data to improve speed, scale, and sustainability in battery production.
24M semi-solid technology
Beyond producing a battery with excellent Unique Selling Points (USPs), especially for the stationary storage segment, our partnership with 24M enables us to substantially reduce
the number of production steps including drying, which requires a lot of energy
the use of chemicals, especially binders, caustic and harmful by-products of traditional battery production.
the amount of land needed to build production activities, in turn reducing environmental impact
We scale technology
Production in our Customer Qualification Plant (CQP - a commercially sized pilot plant), Giga Arctic and Giga America is based on our partnership with 24M. Future expansion could be based on alternative chemistries and new battery technologies through 24M, other joint ventures or licensing opportunities.
At the time of writing (June 2023) FREYR’s 13.000m2 Customer Qualification Plant (CQP) in Mo i Rana is being ramped up for production. The CQP is the actual physical size of a normal production line in commercial operations, designed
to create samples for our customers
to test different materials over time
for training operators
Giga Arctic has moved from detail planning to construction, also in Mo i Rana. Preparatory groundwork is completed and entrepreneurs are currently working on foundations and infrastructure. The gigafactory will be 33m high, 650m long and 150m wide.
In parallel, Giga America is being developed in Coweta County, Georgia. In the first phase 2 lines will be installed. In Phase 2 we ramp up to a capacity of 34GWh.
Number of co-workers
Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) target %
Cost to build in $
Number of car-CO2-emissions abated
Annual turnover from battery cell sales in $
Annual GWh capacity expressed in % of all the smartphones in the world
The production process
Our production facilities gleam with new and advanced industrial manufacturing equipment. In our gigafactories, this equipment will run continuously, 24/7, 365 days a year. The production process is managed by highly skilled, multi-disciplinary, semi-autonomous engineering teams. From powder handling through to final Formation & Aging of finished cells, nearly all steps in the production process will be automated. By joining FREYR at this exciting point in time, you get to participate in the commissioning and optimization of the lines, and to be a part of building something new.
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FREYR represents advanced production technology and amazing learning opportunities. If you are triggered by that thought, why not browse our material on our technology, location, values, our approach to sustainability and the adventure that is FREYR?
FREYR Battery aims to provide industrial scale clean battery solutions to reduce global emissions. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, FREYR’s mission is to produce green battery cells to accelerate the decarbonization of energy and transportation systems globally.
FREYR has commenced building the first of its planned factories in Mo i Rana, Norway and announced potential development of industrial scale battery cell production in the United States.
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