ABB to power Europe's largest electric car battery factory in Poland

Substation and key technologies to ensure reliable power supply for manufacture of electric car batteries and support sustainable transportation

LG Chem, one of the largest chemical companies in the world, has selected ABB to provide a substation for Europe’s largest electric car battery factory in Poland. Key equipment supplies include transformers, surge arrestors and gas insulated switchgear that will ensure safe and reliable power supplies.

The new car battery plant in Kobierzyce, near Wroclaw will be capable of supplying up to 250,000 electric cars with batteries per annum. It is also the first large-scale lithium-ion battery plant for automotive applications producing all battery components, from electrodes to cells, modules and packs.

“This substation solution is a good example of how ABB brings together domain expertise, best-in-class products and system integration capabilities” says Patrick Fragman, head of ABB’s Grid Integration business, part of the company’s Power Grids division. “The project also reinforces ABB’s commitment to sustainable transportation.”

The substation is a key element of the power supply system, linking the grid and the power supply to the plant. Its proper operation is crucial for the energy security of the plant, especially in case of highly automated facilities, where power supply issues can result in costly downtime. 

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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