Morrow teams for Norwegian battery supply-chain

Morrow teams for Norwegian battery supply-chain

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By Nick Flaherty

Three companies have come together to develop a supply chain for batteries in Norway.

Morrow Batteries has signed a strategic partnership with Nordic Batteries and Eldrift to develop complete battery packs for mobile and stationary battery energy storage solutions (BESS). The overall project and product pipeline amounts to 7 GWh until 2030.

The three Norwegian companies will comprise a large part of the battery systems supply chain. Morrow will supply prismatic cells with the existing LFP technology and its next-generation LNMO-X chemistry to Nordic for system integration by Eldrift.

Kongsberg-based Nordic Batteries will deliver battery modules and packs of various sizes, battery management systems, and temperature control technology to Eldrift and other system integrators. With an Industry 4.0 initiative, Nordic Batteries is building a fully automated agile battery assembly plant as part of the BATNET-project that will be operational Q1 24.

“We are particularly impressed by Morrow’s innovative work to develop the next generation of more sustainable and competitive battery technology. We look forward to working with Morrow to realise that ambition, says CEO Jarle Gjøsæther of Nordic Batteries.

Morrow expects to produce the first next-generation LNMO-X batteries at its Customer Qualification Line during Q1 2024. The cell is a world-first with the configuration of this material.

The three Norwegian partnering companies will explore sustainable and efficient methods of production and will collaborate to reach short- and long-term sales agreements.

“We are incredibly excited to announce this Norwegian partnership. An integrated battery value-chain is critical to succeed in the global battery industry, and Norway is leading that race”, says Morrow CEO Lars Christian Bacher.

“Norway has all the prerequisites to become a leading battery player in Europe: ample renewable energy at competitive prices, industrial leadership, materials and technological development tradition and culture. In addition, the Nordic model for tripartisanship and cooperation in the workplace helps put quality and products first and centre,” he adds.

Bryne-based Eldrift offers infrastructure solutions with these jointly developed battery packs to various mobile and stationary battery energy storage solutions.

“We are impressed by the work being done at Morrow in Arendal and Grimstad to develop the next generation of battery chemistry. The world needs green energy solutions, so our product demand is high. We are excited to play our part in this instrumental stage for an integrated Norwegian battery solutions value chain,” said Jon Arne Hammersmark, CEO of Eldrift.;;



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