RENERA to build3 GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Kaliningrad, Russia

Rosatom – Energy Storage Solutions (RENERA), Rosatom’s integrator company for energy storage business, and the Government of Kaliningrad region have signed an agreement to build a lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems production plant in Russia’s western exclave region. 

The technological partner of the project will be Enertech International Incorporated, a South Korean manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and RENERA’s 49 per cent subsidiary since 2021. The total energy volume of the produced batterieswill be 3 GWh annually. The plant will be launched at the Baltic nuclear power plant (NPP) site in 2026. Construction of the manufacturing facility will contribute to development of this industrial site. RENERA is considering a possible growth of the plant’s production capacity up to 12 GWh. Russian-made lithium-ion batteries are expected to be mostly used in electric vehicles (EVs), power grids, uninterruptible power supply systems and energy consumption balancing systems. The production from the plant is expected to be consumed mainly by domestic car manufacturers. So, it will help in the implementation of the state policy of import substitution