Rosatom to build Kaliningrad plant for lithium-ion cells and storage production

 
  Energy storage is an end-to-end technology in Rosatom’s portfolio of new businesses, which makes it possible to create high-tech products which are in demand in the new technological paradigm in compliance with the energy transition concept, Risatom said, adding that Russian-made lithium-ion batteries should be used, in particular, in electric vehicles, power grids, uninterruptible power supply systems and energy consumption balancing systems. “Building a large-scale facility for production of energy storage units is an important milestone for accomplishment of our strategy aimed at development of new non-nuclear businesses, but also for fulfillment of the Government’s electric transport development Concept with an outlook till 2030,” TVEL Fuel Company President Natalia Nikipelova said, adding that the plant’s production is supposed to be consumed mainly by domestic car manufacturers, therefore the enterprise will make a significant contribution to implementation of the state policy of import substitution. Kaliningrad Region Governor Anton Alikhanov noted that implementation of this project can drive the socio-economic development of remote areas of his region. The plant for the production of lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems, the so called “Russian gigafactory”, will be launched at the Baltic NPP site already in 2026. The full production capacity of the plant will be at least 3 GWh annually, which is the total energy volume of the produced batteries, Rosatom said. RENERA Director General Emin Askerov said the signals his company receives from the Russian market indicate that the production volumes we planned a year ago may be insufficient. According to Rosatom, Enertech International Inc., a South Korean manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and RENERA’s 49% subsidiary since 2021, will be the technological partner of the project. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Rosatom to build Kaliningrad plant for lithium-ion cells and storage production

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Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom announced on September 15, RENERA, a subsidiary of its TVEL Fuel Company, and the Kaliningrad Region government have signed an agreement on accomplishment of an investment project, aimed at building of a plant for production of lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems in Russia’s Western exclave region. “To fulfill the current plans for electric transport development, we are considering a possible growth of the plant’s production capacity up to 12 GWh,” he said. Construction of the manufacturing facility will contribute to development of this industrial site. Its expertise and developments will enable manufacturing of products meeting high international standards. “The preliminary need for personnel at the new plant is estimated at two thousand people, which means the prospect of an essential increase in the population of our eastern municipalities, housing construction and new infrastructure,” the governor said.