GIGAFACTORY ACC Project : Setting up a battery production unit for electric vehicules

ACC – Automative Cells Company, created in 2020 by SAFT, PSA and OPEL, contributes to the fight against global warming by positioning itself as a key player in the battery industry to equip high-performance, low-carbon electric vehicles accessible to the greatest number. On May 31, the joint venture inaugurated its production plant for battery cells and modules for electric vehicles, at Douvrin.

Gigafactory : towards a sustainable mobility accessible to all

This first Gigafactory includes over 60,000m2 of workshops. At the time, Ekium was entrusted with a major project management contract for the construction of the first 13GWh production unit.

The technical knowledge of our teams, the support of our experts, our proximity and our flexibility enabled us to be selected once again as prime contractor for the construction of the second GIGAFACTORY (BBD2).

To prepare for this construction phase, our staff carried out a number of preliminary studies:

  • Preliminary urban planning studies
  • Hydraulic study of the future site

And project management missions:

  • AVP design study with an anticipated budget estimate (budget trend after 2 months in order to guide the customer towards a PMG)
  • 3D Revit TCE layouts
  • Technical studies of building packages: TCE, Dry Rooms, HVAC, Utilities, EIA
  • Drafting of specifications (AVP/PRO-DCE), purchasing support (ACT), construction management (VISA,DET,OPC), acceptance (AOR) and commissioning.


Congratulations to all our experts on this outstanding industrial achievement!