SHELBYVILLE, Ky. – Contegra Construction Co. has wrapped up construction of a one million-square-foot building, one of two, to house a gigafactory in the I-64 Logistics Center in Shelbyville, Ky.
Flint Development is developer for the logistics center and EnerVenue is owner of the facility that will further next-gen efficiency in energy storage. EnerVenue manufactures batteries based on nickel-hydrogen technology originally developed for NASA. The manufacturer says its technology is ideally suited for grid-scale, commercial and residential applications.
The facility is constructed of tilt-up concrete panels, topped by a thermoplastic polyolefin root and features a 40-foot clerestory.
Contegra also built a 478,000-square-foot distribution center for Flint Development in the same logistics center than was completed in late summer.
EnerVenue’s energy storage vessels were born from metal-hydrogen energy technology used by NASA beginning in the 1980s to support the Mars Rover, International Space Station and Hubble Telescope.