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JV aims to build Italian lithium-ion gigafactory for motive and stationary application markets

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 12:31 -- Paul Crompton
JV aims to build Italian lithium-ion gigafactory for motive and stationary application markets

A joint venture (JV) aims to produce lithium-ion batteries in Italy with the end goal of reaching a production capacity of more than 2GWh within five years.

Electric propulsion maker Fincantieri SI and energy storage system developer Faist Electronics have formed the JV Power4Future company to build a manufacturing facility, followed by the design, assembly, marketing and after-sales services for modules and battery packs.

Plans also include control devices such as battery management systems (BMS) and ancillary systems (such as fire protection and air conditioning for complete battery stationary systems).

Power4Future will target a number of markets, including: automotive (with particular reference to commercial vehicles), telecommunication and industrial (i.e. material handling machines).

The JV will also target marine and land-based energy storage applications where Faist Electronics and Fincantieri SI are already established.

Gianfranco Natali, president and founder of Faist Group, said: “In a green energy setting, lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems will be the new fuel tank for the maritime and land mobility of the future.”

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “Future environmental protection regulations will drive ship owners to adopt new alternative solutions to those currently based on internal combustion engines, in order to produce and use energy. 

“Faced with the need for greater storage capacity, lithium-ion batteries today are the only solution that is both technically and economically sustainable for full electric vessels, which currently makes them one of the most important assets not only for the naval industry, but also for all the other sectors where we will be able to operate with this new company.”

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Lead-acid firm Digatron launches European lithium-ion cell assembly equipment division

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:41 -- Paul Crompton

German battery testing and formation company Digatron Power Electronics has launched a lithium-ion cell production division. 

Based in Italy, Digatron Systems will offer tailored integrated solutions for lithium-ion cell production, formation and module assembly.

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FCA to build lithium-ion battery hub in Italy ahead of EV production plans

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:00 -- Paul Crompton
FCA to build lithium-ion battery plant in Italy ahead of EV production plans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is set to build a battery hub to assemble lithium-ion electric vehicle battery packs at its Mirafiori, Italy, plant as part of its overall e-mobility strategy. 

The company’s subsidiary Comau will help guide the assembly process for battery packs to be used in new generations of full electric FCA models.

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B&W MEGTEC contract for Italy’s “first” lithium cell plant

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:46 -- Xuan Zhong
B&W MEGTEC contract for Italy’s “first” lithium cell plant

Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC is to design and supply electrode coating equipment for the first lithium cells manufacturing plant to be built in Italy.

The Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises subsidiary was awarded the $15 million contract by Italy’s FAAM brand batteries producer FIB— part of Italy’s K R Energy Group.

 

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Digatron opens Italian offices as expansion plans continue

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:46 -- Paul Crompton
Digatron opens Italian offices as expansion plans continue

Digatron Power Electronics has opened a new office in Italy as part of its continued growth and expansion in central and eastern Europe.

The new sales office in Milan and the hiring of Milanese Massimo Dotzo as its new sales manager is an important part of Digatron’s business strategy.

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Toshiba Completes European lithium BESS tests

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:49 -- Paul Crompton
Toshiba Completes European lithium BESS tests

Japanese based firm Toshiba T&D Europe S.p.a (TTDE) is set to handover a 1MW-1MWh lithium Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to a Italian utility firm.

The handover to Italian Transmission System Operator Terna S.p.a. follows successful tests of Toshiba’s lithium titanate oxide SCiB™ equipped BESS.

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Toshiba completes European lithium BESS tests

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:39 -- Paul Crompton
Toshiba completes European lithium BESS tests

Japanese based firm Toshiba T&D Europe S.p.a (TTDE) is set to handover a 1MW-1MWh lithium Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to an Italian utility firm.

The handover to Italian Transmission System Operator Terna S.p.a. follows successful tests of Toshiba’s lithium titanate oxide SCiB™ equipped BESS.

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Sovema hits back at Chinese counterfeiters

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:01 -- Paul Crompton
Sovema hits back at Chinese counterfeiters

Sovema, the Italian owned global supplier of lead-acid battery machine making equipment has announced it is going to pursue IP counterfeiters in China and deal with them, through the courts and other channels.

The company is setting up a special task force to identify fake equipment being produced in China and stop both its manufacture and use.

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