Total subsidiary Saft has opened a new manufacturing hub for energy storage solutions (EES) in Zhuhai, China, expanding its production capabilites for EES to three continents – the other two being in the USA and France. The manufacturing capacity of the new 6,600m2 plant will be around 200 containers per year, which is equivalent to 480 MWh.
The new facility positions Saft to serve the global energy storage market with an integrated approach to energy storage, ranging from the initial concept to grid connection. This concept is expected to lower the cost of ownership for operators while maximizing performance. Further, the company aims to support the transition to renewable energy with the new plant.
The Zhuhai plant is already producing Intesium Max 20 High Energy containers, with 2.5 MWh of energy storage and 1.2 MW of power. They were launched in 2019.
Hervé Amossé, Executive Vice President of Saft's ESS and Mobility division said: “Investment in our Zhuhai production line shows how we have grown from being a supplier of batteries to providing complete energy solutions. Customers are turning to us for fully-integrated energy storage and microgrid technology solutions.”
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