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Saft ramps up lithium capacity in China to meet demand

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 16:35 -- Paul Crompton
Saft ramps up lithium capacity in China to meet demand

French battery manufacturer Saft is set to double its primary lithium cell production in China to meet growing demand in the Asian markets.

Saft has invested €5million ($5.6million) in the new Zhuhai site in order to double production capacity to 60 million cells per year by Q3 2016.

 
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Big week in Saft’s fortunes

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:11 -- Paul Crompton
Big week in Saft’s fortunes

It’s been a good week for French battery firm Saft as it posted half-year sale profits, announced a €20million deal and three major projects.

The company is set to supply its 48V Evolion lithium-ion battery systems to Indian telecoms provider Reliance Jio’s.

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Saft space battery win

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:19 -- gerry@bestmag.co.uk
Saft space battery win

Saft, the self acclaimed world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, signed a five-year extension to a framework agreement to supply lithium-ion  battery systems to JSC ISS, Russia's largest commercial satellite company, at the Paris Airshow last week.

The contract further extends the agreement originally signed in 2010. It covers the development and supply of lithium-ion () battery systems for GEO (geostationary earth orbit) commercial telecommunications satellites based on the Express platform. The contract extension further cements the relationship between Saft and JSC ISS which started in 2008.

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European firms in Li-ion home storage partnership

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:23 -- Paul Crompton
European firms in Li-ion home storage partnership

French battery manufacturer Saft showcased the latest addition to its lithium-ion home storage portfolio in partnership with German inverter manufacturer KACO at the ees exhibition in Munich.

The new Intensium Home 10M 240V cabinet system consists of five lithium-ion modules and boasts a 10 kW rated capability and a 10kWh storage capacity, suitable for both home and commercial installation.

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Saft Li-ion batteries to replace Pb-A in military applications

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:30 -- Paul Crompton
Saft Li-ion batteries to replace Pb-A in military applications

French battery manufacturer Saft has launched a lithium-ion battery designed as a drop-in replacement for lead-acid in military vehicles.

The 26V, 60Ah Xcelion 6T™ battery weighs 20.7kg and can be discharged from -40 to +60 degrees centigrade.

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Saft’s new aircraft battery passed tests

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:31 -- Paul Crompton
Saft’s new aircraft battery passed tests

French Saft Groupe’s newest Ni-Cd ultra low maintenance battery for aircrafts has passed in-flight tests.

Saft’s 435CH6 ULM is a 24V, 43 Ah battery designed to be the airplane’s main power source alongside standby and auxiliary functions. 

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Saft secures 5 million lithium-ion cell deal

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:21 -- Paul Crompton
Saft secures 5 million lithium-ion cell deal

French firm Saft has secured a deal to supply five million lithium cells to Asian utility OEMS.

Under the contract will see the company’s Eternacell branded cells provided to electricity metering OEMs in China, India and Taiwan.

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Saft deploys extreme temperature Li-ion BESS

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:21 -- Paul Crompton
Saft deploys extreme temperature Li-ion BESS

French based battery firm Saft, is set to develop and install an extreme temperature Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) after being chosen for the project by Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC).

The turnkey lithium-ion BESS will serve as the heart of the hybrid micro-grid that is part of a larger Solar and Diesel upgrade to the existing power plant 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.

As part of the contract, Saft will develop and install one Intensium® Max 20M Medium Power (IM 20M) Li-ion battery container with 232kWh of energy and a 200kW Power Conditioning System from ABB.

It is designed to control the network frequency and voltage at between -50°C and 35°C, allowing diesel generators to operate at optimum efficiency and to be shut down whenever possible.

As part of a hybrid micro-grid the BESS the system will be installed at the Colville Lake Power Station in June 2015.

It will deliver more reliable power to Colville Lake’s 150 residents with consistent, renewable solar power and reduced diesel fuel consumption. 

Saft moves into Japanese market with Li-ion ESS

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:28 -- Paul Crompton
Saft moves into Japanese market with Li-ion ESS

French battery firm Saft is moving into the Japanese market after winning a contract to supply a containerised lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) to the country.

The ESS project - a first for Saft in Japan - will offer a nominal storage capacity of 520kWh and 1MWh peak power output on Niijima, a volcanic island in the Philippine Sea.a

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