TVEL, Vyksa Steel Works Work on Energy Storage Units

23 September 2019 (09:14)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 23, 2019. The lithium-ion battery storage unit manufactured by Rosatom/TVEL’s CentroTech got installed onto the 5,000-kg-strong Hangcha forklift on OMK’s Vyksa Steel Works’ production site in Nizhniy Novgorod, the company’s press service reports.

‘The 32-kilowatt-per-hour energy storage unit is the most powerful option in the range of CentroTech’s products; the contract with Vyksa Steel Works is the first instance of the unit getting supplied to customer on a commercial basis,’ the press service says.

The storage unit is part of TVEL and Vyksa Steel Works’ project to introduce lithium-ion battery-based technologies in production process. In 2018, two pilot projects got implemented at the plant’s two power substations, with two acid cells getting replaced with the more up-to-date lithium-ion ones and one of the plant’s electric forklifts getting fitted with the lithium-ion battery storage unit instead of the older alkaline kind.

‘TVEL sees energy storage technologies as its priority business development strategy; vehicle batteries, including those for logistics equipment, are seen as the most promising market segment. We are prepared to have our batteries custom-made by customer’s order and can take care of the entire cycle from technical and economic assessment to design to product launch to after-sales services,’ says Vice President for General-Purpose Industrial Business Development at TVEL Andrei Andrianov.

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