The preparation of substantial battery factory establishments in the Vaasa region has advanced to a concrete level: for the project there is now a factory area, and the battery factory project could in reality be started already in summer 2018. The City of Vaasa, the Municipality of Korsholm and the GigaVaasa team have promoted the matter in close cooperation.
According to the research done by the Gaia consulting company Vaasa has excellent qualifications to place a battery factory this big in its area. By fastest it would be possible to begin the construction works during summer 2018, if the more specific evaluation and permission processes proceed as planned.
The Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art arranges a plant workshop aimed at immigrants from May 19th until May 21st.The workshop is hosted by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, whose exhibition “To the ends of the World" (Maan ääriin) opens at Kuntsi on September 29th. Some of the material produced in the workshop will be included in the exhibition.
EnergyWeek, the international event for energy technology professionals, takes place once again in Vaasa on 20–24 March 2017. This year there are 10 events and many side events. More than 4,000 visitors are expected this year.
The 12 brand-new biogas buses will go into traffic on February 13th in the City of Vaasa. On the same day the first gas station for filling biogas into vehicles in the Vaasa region will open at Stormossen.