Fluence opening up new agreement making center in Utah to serve United States market
- Global battery energy storage space system (BESS) integrator Fluence is setting up a new contract manufacturing center in Utah to serve the US market.
The center will begin delivering Fluence Cubes from September 2022. The Cube is the building block of its Gridstack, Sunstack, and also Edgestack energy storage space products and also makes use of LFP-280LC (lithium iron phosphate) battery modules from supplier CATL, according to a datasheet.
Capacity of the facility will start at 75 Dices weekly with strategies to rise to 150 weekly. The business stated the launch will broaden its production beyond Asia, far better serve distribution to the US market and also address ongoing supply chain constraints.
Fluence's rival Powin Energy also just recently opened up a local contract making center with Celestica to serve the United States market, in Mexico. Fluence has actually not disclosed the manufacturer it has partnered with for the Utah website.
Lead times for project distributions throughout the energy storage sector have actually enhanced substantially in the last 18 months because of supply chain constraints, including substantial delays unloading at United States ports, as well as localising assembly is a method to get around this.
"At a time when the energy storage sector has seen enhanced supply chain interruptions, this manufacturing hub will be particularly essential in strengthening service connection and also boosting flexibility for conference customer requires," stated Fluence SVP & primary supply chain and manufacturing police officer Carol Couch.
The firm, which IPOed late last year, has additionally developed 'spare parts hubs' in Utah and also Ireland which are currently operational. It claimed these will sustain ongoing operations and maintenance of its customers' energy storage space possessions via a new solution called Fluence Spares Direct, and are strategically positioned near huge storage space markets. The company is very active in the Irish market however also the remainder of Western Europe.
Together with these, the system integrator is opening a new item screening lab in Pennsylvania in August which will provide system-level testing of its energy storage items.
"The markets we serve have unique use situations, consumer requirements and regulatory needs, and also these new facilities are a development of the recurring regionalisation of our procedures," claimed Couch.
It additionally just recently established a tech centre in India where a group of experts will certainly deal with design of units, batteries as well as inverters, software quality control and also product monitoring.