Durapower, Pozbud, Elmodis Sign MoU to Kickstart New Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Plant in Europe
European power grid utilities, photovoltaics and windfarms will be able to explore sourcing their Energy Storage Systems (ESS) from Europe, following Pozbud and Elmodis' new partnership with Durapower, a Singapore enterprise that specialises in the manufacturing of lightweight, scalable and safe Lithium-Ion Batteries for containerised ESS solutions.
September 23, 2021. By News Bureau
The strategic partnership, which takes the form of a Memorandum Of Understanding, formalises the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between Durapower, Pozbud and Elmodis at both the strategic and working level, focusing on the manufacturing and delivery of Lithium-Ion Batteries for use in containerised ESS systems. This aspiration is to contribute to lowering the European region's emissions from its current value to 20% by 2050, with a view to achieving net-zero emissions as soon as viable.
As part of the new strategic partnership, the agreement will give European energy companies direct access to an alternative source for ESS, providing a seamless, hassle-free sourcing experience and enhanced client support experiences including tax-reliefs and after-sales care.
This latest cooperation allows strategic partners Pozbud and Elmodis the opportunity to create affordable 'Made In Europe' containerised ESS products under the Durapower brand.
In addition to providing the essential technology to support the creation of ESS for industrial applications in the European region, the joint venture will also see the establishment of a new manufacturing plant in Poland. The plant is expected to kick-off operations in phases, working towards an annual production capacity of up to 2 GWh when fully operational.
Serving as the point of introduction for European energy companies, the manufacturing plant will incorporate a full range of high-tech maintenance services, including predictive maintenance, data analytics and technical expertise in Industrial Internet Of Things along with EPC, Manufacturing and Construction capabilities. Durapower expects the flagship European Union-based plant to contribute towards a significant share of its European growth expansion plan.
The planned joint venture will allow the working group to kickstart the production and assembly of modules and racks, eventually leading to localise Durapower's European battery cell sourcing and manufacturing. This cooperation is expected to serve as the point of entry into the European market for ESS, providing all parties the opportunity to expand sales of the new company's ESS in general.
Says Durapower's Chief Executive Officer, Kelvin Lim: "This partnership cements our commitment to giving energy companies in the European Union an alternative to renewable energy sourcing, while providing localised supply chain of lithium-ion batteries and high quality after-sales experience while driving towards a goal of net zero carbon footprint, which is the goal of Durapower, Pozbud and Elmodis."
Says Pozbud's Chief Executive Officer, Lukasz Fojt: "We are excited to open up Europe to an alternative energy source and develop the local supply chain through this new manufacturing facility. Energy prices optimisation (selling and/or purchasing) and guaranteeing quality and safety parameters to ensure continuous power supply are essential benefits given by energy storage systems (ESS). Delivering excellent customer experiences is crucial to us and we know that with such top-quality business partners as Durapower and Elmodis we can provide the best solutions in the field of Energy Storage Solutions with an equally outstanding service level."
Says Elmodis' Chief Executive Officer, Artur Hanc: "We are proud to be part of such an important project, providing our cutting-edge technology for Energy Storage Solutions, so important for a sustainable energy market. It is a pleasure to start cooperation with such great business partners as Durapower and Pozbud, with whom we already have joint projects."
Durapower has started its European operations in 2015, established its office in the Netherlands in 2019 and has supplied high performance lithium ion batteries to several electric vehicle manufacturers and stationary applications in the region. In recent times, the organisation has also supplied battery systems for hybrid-electric AGVs to the European seaport and several marine vessel applications. Building on a rapid growth since then, the European market has become a focal point for the future growth and expansion plans of the Singaporean-grown enterprise.
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