Three Norwegian battery companies – Morrow Batteries, Nordic Batteries and Eldrift – have joined forces in a strategic partnership to develop complete battery packs for mobile and stationary battery energy storage solutions (BESS).
Morrow said the three will comprise a large part of the battery systems supply chain. Morrow will supply prismatic cells with its existing LFP technology and the next-generation LNMO-X chemistry.
Morrow CEO Lars Christian Bacher said: “Norway has all the prerequisites to become a leading battery player in Europe: ample renewable energy at competitive prices, industrial leadership, materials and technological development tradition and culture. In addition, the Nordic model for tripartisanship and co-operation in the workplace helps put quality and products first and centre.”
Kongsberg-based Nordic Batteries will deliver battery modules and packs of various sizes, battery management systems, and temperature control technology to Eldrift and other system integrators. Its pilot plant was developed in the Norwegian Batnet battery development project and will be operational Q1 24.
Bryne-based Eldrift offers infrastructure solutions with these jointly developed battery packs for various mobile and stationary BESS.
Morrow recently announced it expects to produce the first next-generation LNMO-X batteries at its customer qualification line in Q1 2024. The cell is a world first with the configuration of this material, it claimed.
The three companies will explore production and sales agreements.
Photo: Eldrift mobile fast charger