November 24, 2022: The Vitality Storage Methods subsidiary of Daylight Group, the Greek lead and lithium battery producer, introduced on November 23 that it plans to develop the manufacturing capability of its lithium-ion batteries as much as 3.2GWh in a 12 months by putting in 4 computerized meeting strains on the firm’s services in Greece and the USA.
The tools and equipment had been bought from Manz, the German multinational engineering firm, and represent a multi-million euro funding from Daylight, the corporate stated.
Three had been put in on the firm’s industrial complicated and foremost manufacturing unit in Xanthi, Greece and one on the newly constructed lithium-ion meeting facility in Mebane, North Carolina.
The primary Xanthi line has been commissioned since August 2022, awaiting set up earlier than and after welding, whereas the opposite three strains will likely be put in in Q3 2023.
“The operation of all 4 new strains will push the collective meeting capability of Daylight lithium-ion batteries for industrial mobility and ESS as much as 3.2 GWh/12 months,” stated the corporate.
“An necessary benefit of the brand new computerized strains is their good manufacturing flexibility mixed with excessive automation. They’re geared up with versatile instruments that may be recalibrated inside minutes to supply totally different battery designs and architectures. And thus, remedy the totally different wants of the market, whereas lowering the idle time and, thus, the prices.
“This distinctive characteristic is a results of intensive co-development work from Daylight Group and Manz over 15 months.”
Lampros Bisalas, CEO of Daylight Group Vitality Storage Methods, stated: “That is the most important order for such tools within the industrial area within the western a part of the world so far. It proves that we’ve got the imaginative and prescient and stability to help the our plans.
“The Xanthi plant has grow to be a real gigafactory with an put in capability exceeding 12GWh per 12 months of lithium and lead, whereas our Mebane facility in North Carolina has grow to be the middle of developments within the US lithium business as most fashionable, technologically superior, and highest capability meeting plant of its variety within the nation.”