Saft has opened a new manufacturing hub for energy storage solutions in Zhuhai, China. The new plant will enable Saft to provide an integrated approach to energy storage worldwide. This includes every step from initial concept and sizing to system engineering, delivery and grid connection. As a result, says saft, operators will be able to keep their total cost of ownership (TCO) to a minimum, while maximising performance.
Saf says that this investment marks its transition from being a supplier of batteries to providing complete energy solutions.
The investment reinforces Saft’s existing footprint in Zhuhai as one of three strategic manufacturing hubs – the other two being in Bordeaux, France and Jacksonville, US.
The manufacturing capacity of the new 6600 square metre plant will be around 200 containers per year, equivalent to 480 MWh. The plant is already producing Intensium Max 20 High Energy containers. These units were launched in 2019 and offer 1.2 MW of power and 2.5 MWh of energy storage.