Coweta County

$2.57 billion battery manufacturing plant coming to Coweta County, creating 700 jobs

COWETA COUNTY, Ga — Another battery plant is coming to Georgia.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Friday that FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, will invest $2.57 billion into Georgia. The project will create 723 new jobs over the next seven years at a manufacturing facility in Coweta County.

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FREYR, a Norway-based company, joins Rivian and Hyundai among big companies that have recently built or established plans to build battery power plants in Georgia.

The company said it will produce lithium-ion batteries at the plant and help address the rapidly growing global markets for electric vehicles, energy storage, and marine applications.

“Job creators and innovators from all over the world bring their operations to Georgia because they know they will have success here,” Kemp said. “We’re proud to welcome FREYR to the Peach State as the latest company to bring transformational investments and opportunity to our communities. They will be a valued addition to our No. 1 state for business, and I look forward to their growing impact on Coweta and the surrounding region.”


According to a news release, FREYR is dedicated to supporting a domestic supply chain for renewable power sources. The company’s battery cells can be used for stationary energy storage, electric mobility, and additional applications.

“At FREYR, we are deeply committed to the ambition we share with our U.S. partners to decarbonize the transportation and energy sectors,” FREYR’s co-founder and CEO Tom Einar Jensen said.

The facility will be called Giga America and will be located at the Bridgeport Industrial Park site, which has been zoned for a mix of heavy and light industrial use since 2014.

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The company will be hiring technicians, operators, and engineers, as well as executive and administrative roles, according to the release. Those interested can learn more at

“Companies like FREYR are driving a global revolution based on sustainable technology and solutions,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Electrification goes beyond EVs and mobility; it’s also changing the way we power entire cities. To support electrification in home and commercial storage, we’re developing a battery ecosystem with manufacturers, recyclers, and customers. Georgia and its communities are ready to support a sustainable future for generations to come.”

The company said that Georgia’s location, extensive infrastructure, skilled workforce, and business-friendly climate has made it an attractive location.