NIDEC AND VERKOR TO EXPAND SOLUTIONS IN STATIONARY ENERGY STORAGE
The partnership will begin immediately with qualification and testing in order to provide battery energy storage system (BESS) clients with adapted solutions as soon as possible.
After signing an MoU, Nidec and Verkor, a European pioneer of low‑carbon high-performance battery cells, announced a non-binding partnership to produce 10 GWh in battery cells and modules by 2030.
As part of this strategic partnership, Verkor will develop, manufacture and supply battery cells and modules. Nidec will further develop the battery management systems, integrate these modules into packs, racks and containers, and distribute them to specialised stationary energy storage players.
This collaboration takes effect immediately with the qualification and testing phase. Both parties have a shared priority to offer BESS clients the most innovative and sustainable solutions. Verkor will ramp up production and delivery of cells and modules from 450 MWh in the first year, to a yearly supply of 3 GWh from its Dunkirk gigafactory, adding up to an accumulated supply of 10 GWh by 2030.
The cells will be integrated in Roche la Molière and used in systems supplied by Nidec throughout Europe. Nidec has System Integration capabilities in Germany (Salzbergen), Italy (Milan, Montebello and Genoa) as well as operations in Holland, Spain and the UK.