Europe’s first cylindrical lithium-ion battery factory ready for production

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Europe’s first cylindrical lithium-ion battery factory ready for production

Ferhat Özsoy, General Manager of ASPİLSAN Energy, said that with the production facility of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries which will reduce foreign dependence in the defense industry, the batteries will be exported to Europe and the region. will become a battery warehouse.

Established in Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone in 1981 with contributions from philanthropic businessmen, the foundation of ASPİLSAN Energy was laid in Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone on April 2, 1981, through donations made by citizens of Kayseri.

ASPİLSAN Energy, in which the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation holds a 98% share, strengthens the energy of Turkey by producing batteries and specific batteries for devices used on land, in the air and at sea, according to the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), as well as the private sector.

The factory also designs the radio, night vision system, mixing system, anti-tank system and batteries for the TAF robotic system used in bomb clearance, batteries and batteries used in missile and guidance, and anti-torpedo batteries.

Ferhat Özsoy, General Manager of ASPİLSAN Energy, said the lithium-ion battery production facility, whose foundations were laid last year in Mimarsinan Organized Industrial Zone, and which will start mass production in near future, has been completed.

Özsoy said lithium-ion technology is used in many fields today and a new “technological era” has been reached by bringing technology to the country that is not available in Turkey.

Underlining that an important step has been taken for mass production, Özsoy said that a new facility has been built for energy storage based on the needs of the private sector, especially the defense industry. .

The investment cost of the installation is 1 billion 500 million lire.

Pointing out that the installation was completed for about 1 billion 500 million liras, Özsoy said that these measures taken at the beginning will lead to investments of billions of liras.

Explaining the importance of being domestic and national in battery production, Özsoy said: “Turkey has become one of the main players in energy storage systems in the world, and not only behind them, with this investment. Turkey will be a battery country in the future. Because in the future everything will run on batteries. Technology will not be without batteries. Battery production on all platforms, from space to mobile phone in our hands, will grow in our country, we will export to Europe, we will become the region’s battery warehouse. We have started a journey that will also lead us to modern technology in the future. used the sentences.

Stressing that the facility will also be used at critical points in the Turkish defense industry, Özsoy said: “The foreign dependency of our defense industry will not be cut, especially with implicit embargoes. Our designers of electronic systems or weapons will carry out their designs as they wish. mentioned.

“Our country’s foreign dependence will decrease, especially in electric vehicles, and later in the defense industry.” Özsoy also noted that the factory will make a significant contribution to the production of Turkish value-added products.

The production will be made with its own patent and its own license

Nihat Aksüt, director of ASPİLSAN Energy Investment Projects Management Office, said that the production was made with national technology and no production was made with another company’s patent or license.

Emphasizing that all intellectual and industrial property rights of the produced battery belong to ASPİLSAN Energy, Aksüt said, “The cylindrical battery has a capacity of 2800 mAh and a voltage of 3.65 V. The annual production capacity of our facility is 220 MWh, i.e. 60 cells are produced per minute, which corresponds to 21 million 600,000 cells per year. mentioned.

Explaining that not only NMC but also other lithium-ion chemical cells can be produced in the battery production facility, Aksüt also drew attention to the fact that the facility was built on a closed area of ​​25 000 square meters.

Aksüt noted that there is a dry area of ​​2,000 square meters in the factory, which is more than the sum of all dry areas in Turkey.

Stating that the installation, commissioning and field acceptance testing of the machine line has been completed, Aksüt also said that they are in trial production and will start mass production in June.

Speaking about the plant’s significance, Aksüt said, “ASPİLSAN Energy’s first rechargeable cylindrical lithium-ion battery production facility has quality; it is the first factory to have mass production in this category in Europe. he said.

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