World’s Leading Battery Manufacturer CATL Brings Competitive Energy Storage Solutions to the International Stage

5/9/19, 7:12 PM -

Ningde, China, 8 May 2019 – Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), theworld’s leading battery manufacturer, is leveraging its expertise to provide solutions for energystorage systems (ESS) in China and the world. Marking its presence in the international ESSmarket, CATL will participate in the upcoming ees Europe in Munich, Germany for the first timefrom May 15 – 17, exhibiting at booth B1.180 alongside key industry players and decisionmakersat the largest trade show for batteries and ESS in Europe.

CATL currently stands at the forefront of China’s fast-growing ESS industry, having worked on

national-scale projects and delivering the world’s first, and China’s largest, battery energy

storage system (BESS) multi-mixed energy power station, which integrates three forms of

renewable energy, i.e. wind, photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, and ESS into one unified

system on a grid. CATL also in talks with international solar companies and has developed

partnerships to cover no less than 1.85 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of batteries for US-based toptier

solar companies. With the increasing emphasis on sustainable growth, the ESS market

offers new opportunities for CATL to drive change globally after already establishing itself as

one of the top international manufacturers of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and catering to

high-profile multinational EV clients including BMW, Volkswagen, and Ford.

Batteries designed and manufactured by CATL are well-reputed for their safety, performance

reliability, as well as innovative structure design. Raising the standard for battery technology,

CATL is among the first to develop a lithium-ion battery, specifically lithium-iron-phosphate

(LFP), for international ESS. The advanced LFP battery offers exceptional cycle life and

reliability, meets high standards of safety and eliminates hazardous risks common to ordinary

batteries. To date, CATL is one of only three companies globally to have successfully passed

industry standards in Japan, known to be among the most challenging tests in the world.

Tan Libin, President for the Energy Storage Business Unit of CATL, said: "We are very much

encouraged by the great strides CATL has made in recent years in developing ESS in China and

across the globe with our industry-leading LFP battery technology, which was developed for

safer, more reliable ESS application.”

Safety and reliability are integral to all CATL operations, from design to manufacturing to

application. Manufactured batteries must undergo simulation tests that replicate lifelong

working conditions for the battery in order to determine safety, durability and performance.

The company also invests heavily in research and development, and runs a state-level Lithium

Chemical Engineering Testing & Validation Centre. It carries out extensive testing and quality

management controls, to ensure that batteries are of the highest quality.

“Though the ESS market is still relatively young, especially in China,” Tan Libin continued, “we

see great potential for growth as energy storage technologies become increasingly mature and

sophisticated. We will continue to charge ahead in ESS, working with more global partners to

bring our advanced solutions to international markets."

As a first-time ees Europe exhibitor, CATL will be bringing its ESS solutions to a large

international audience, opening up potential opportunities for further growth and expansion

of its ESS operations. During the three-day event, the company will present its master series of

ESS products from battery cells to battery management systems (BMS) and racks. Key features

of the product display at the CATL booth B1.180 will include:

- Product Safety as the highest priority at CATL. All ESS batteries are developed with a

prismatic cell case, with an LFP chemistry system that has a thermal decomposition

temperature of up to 800°C, and does not emit oxygen, thus reducing the potential risk of

second damage explosion. Racks have strengthened safety components in dual-fields such as

electrical, structural and thermal safety.

- Complex Climate Adaption that ensures CATL cells function in a stable manner under -

20~55°C (charging temperature 0~55°C; discharging temperature -20~55°C) and can be

kept in storage temperatures under -30~60°C.

- Long Cycle Life achieved by the improvement of chemical characteristics, which have

made 12,000 cycles now possible.


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