ABB has unveiled its new Plant Optimization Methodology for battery manufacturing methodology at The Battery Show, North America and presented how greenfield battery sites can jumpstart global operations.
ABB’s modular, repeatable methodology uniquely combines electrification, instrumentation, control and digital (EICD) technology, the ABB Ability Adaptive Execution project execution approach and ongoing operational support into a single source solution to deliver an agile offering that enables new plants to achieve fastest time to market.
The methodology leverages the value of early collaboration, through ABB’s Adaptive Execution, to optimize plant design and performance by helping to minimize greenfield site project changes. In doing so, it compresses manufacturing schedules, reduces start up hours and delivers CAPEX and OPEX savings.
Unlike traditional approaches, which can have multiple vendors and interfaces, on-site integration and complex installation, ABB seamlessly integrates EICD technology with centralized collaboration and streamlined processes to optimize operations. Standardization from concept stage through to end product provides the flexibility required to reduce interface complexity and enable a fully optimized approach to battery manufacturing.
ABB is already working with Northvolt, one of Europe’s leading battery manufacturers, to develop a sustainable manufacturing base that responds to the needs of an electric world and eliminates the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. Northvolt Ett – one of Europe’s largest gigafactories – will have a production capacity of 60 gigawatt hours (GWh), which would supply batteries for approximately one million electric vehicles annually.