Battery maker LG Energy Solution will collaborate with German technology company Siemens on battery manufacturing— particularly the digitisation of production process.
Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), LG Energy Solution (LGES) will implement smart battery manufacturing processes at its factories with advanced techniques starting with Ultium Cells— a joint venture of LGES and General Motors.
The Ultium cells facility in Tennessee, US is expected to begin production in 2023.
The firms will also collaborate on building digital twin roadmap to ensure stable operations at facilities, and develop training programs within Institute of Battery Technology (IBT) for academic students set to work for LGES.
MoU to build a battery plant
In October, Automaker Stellantis NV and LGES entered a MoU to build a 40GWh battery plant in North America.
The companies expect to break ground in Q2 of next year and the plant is expected to start production by Q1 of 2024.
Stellantis has also entered a MoU with South Korea’s Samsung SDI for a battery plant to initially produce 23GWh, potentially rising to 40GWh.