ABB and Northvolt partner for Europe’s largest battery factory

28.09.2017

ABB and Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership. Based on ABB’s technology and know how Northvolt can push forward the plan of Europe’s largest battery factory a great deal.

The Energy Revolution has spurred the use of renewable energy sources and lowered the reliance on fossil fuels. Electrification and storage are the keys to a carbon neutral society. The shift to e-mobility alone will drive the need for batteries to new heights. The ability to store energy is also crucial to free the world’s energy generation and distribution from fossil fuels in a phased manner.

Facing this need Northvolt is going to build Europe’s largest and most advanced lithium-ion battery factory in Sweden. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ABB agreed to help accomplishing this goal. “We are excited to support Northvolt’s project to build the battery factory of the future here in one of our home countries”, said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

The products and services that ABB intend to supply include a fully integrated robotics, automation and electrification solution including ABB’s industry-leading distributed control system ABB AbilityTM System 800xA as well as advanced digital solutions such as ABB AbilityTM Manufacturing Operations Manage-ment, making this factory a true showcase for Industry 4.0.

ABB / Philipp Kronsbein

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