SK On secures $2 billion in investment for Hungary battery plant

SK On, a battery company and subsidiary of SK innovation, has secured $2 billion in investment resources from export credit agencies, which it plans to devote to an under-construction battery plant in Iváncsa, Hungary.

“Euler Hermes and Korea Trade Insurance Corporation will provide insurance worth $800 million and $700 million respectively, and the Export-Import Bank of Korea will guarantee a $200-million loan,” says SK innovation. “At the same time, the Export-Import Bank of Korea will loan $300 million directly to SK. With this, SK On is set to withdraw the resource sequentially from seven overseas commercial banks starting next month.”

According to SK innovation, SK On’s Plant No. 3 in Europe “will annually be producing a 30 gigawatt-hours (GWh) scale of batteries from 2024.”

Also, SK On has new plants under construction in the US, Europe and China. “From the 1.7 GWh production capacity in 2017, these new plants will increase the company’s production capacities to 77 GWh by the end of this year, to 220 GWh by 2025, and to 500 GWh by 2030,” says SK innovation.

According to SK innovation: “The large volume of supply orders SK On has already received from automaker companies, as well as the fact that the company has been approved by the ECAs to be a representative green business to reduce carbon, have made this funding scale possible.”

Source: SK innovation

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