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Kontrolmatik, based in Turkey, and Eaton, based in Ireland, have announced the establishment of factories to produce goods for the battery energy storage system (BESS) sector.
Kontrolmatik Technology, Energy and Engineering Inc, established a US subsidiary, Kontrolmatik Technologies, in McLean, Virginia, at the outset of this year and began development work in early April to create a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery facility in the United States with a 1GWh annual production capacity.
Options for site selection are currently being considered, and a decision is due in June. The plant would join a handful of others in a sector that, despite rising market demand, remains largely untapped by domestic production.
In terms of its US growth, the business stated that it is pursuing grid-scale battery energy storage service prospects as a battery maker, developer, and integrator with the goal of achieving complete vertical integration and supply chain management susceptibilities.
The company is engaged in everything from EPC contracting to system integration and the fabrication of power generating, transmission, and distribution supplies, as well as energy storage.
It is also looking into the potential in the commercial and industrial (C&I) market sectors, including both front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter markets, as well as standalone and solar-plus-storage systems.
Eaton, a power management technology business, said Wednesday that it is constructing a highly advanced crucial power management systems production facility in Vantaa, Finland.
The Vantaa facility is expected to be finished by the end of 2023. Its projected size is 16,500 square-meter, and the plant will produce grid-interactive UPS systems as well as energy storage devices. However, its yearly production capacity has not been specified.
The new facility will relocate the company’s present operations from another smaller factory in Espoo, Finland. The Vantaa factory will also serve as the headquarters for Eaton’s Critical Power Solutions, which will target all UPS demand categories, including commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities.