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Saft Doubles Duration And Capacity With New High Energy Container


Saft has extended its range of containerized lithium-ion
(Li-ion) Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with the Intensium Max 20 High Energy
(HE) that offers 2.5 MWh storage capacity in a standard 20-foot container. With
the new fully integrated container, Saft can address the majority of grid,
renewables, commercial and industrial applications that require large-scale ESS
solutions able to sustain multiple daily cycles with typical discharge times of
2 to 4 hours.

The main applications for the Intensium Max 20 HE will be
energy time-shifting for large solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind farms, as well
as enabling utilities to defer grid investment through virtual power lines, and
‘behind the meter' for large industrial and commercial premises.

In developing the Intensium Max 20 HE, Saft has focused on
achieving high levels of safety, reliability and ease of maintenance in a
design that is ‘best in class' across energy density, energy efficiency,
lifetime and performance with 1.2 MW power and 2.5 MWh energy storage. The
container integrates all the essential control, thermal management and safety
functions in a flexible, scalable architecture that provides the building block
for the creation of large-scale installations up to 100 MW.

Hervé Amossé, Saft Executive Vice President Transportation,
Telecom and Grid said: “Saft has generations of experience in the design,
manufacture and delivery of containerized Li-ion systems that have established
an outstanding track record in applications requiring high power for short
durations, such as frequency support and ancillary services. We have put this
wealth of experience into this fourth-generation container that enables us to
address a much broader range of applications that require high energy delivered
over long durations.”

“We anticipate that the Intensium Max 20 HE will be a vital
element in Saft's new strategy to offer integrated turnkey ESS in which the
battery forms part of a complete system that includes every element up to the
grid connection.”

The Intensium Max 20 HE is based around a new unmanned
approach to the container design, with no need for an internal access corridor
for maintenance, as the Li-ion modules and control systems can be accessed
externally. Together with new larger modules and advanced cell designs, this
has enabled a significant increase in energy density within the standard
20-foot container that offers ease of transportation and handling on site.

A further advantage of Saft's containerized design is that
the systems are fully fitted out and tested under factory-controlled
conditions. This ensures that they arrive on site ready to ‘plug and play' for
fast, easy installation and commissioning. Saft takes responsibility for every
aspect of their design and integration and provides long term warranties - an
important point for customers who want to maximize reliability and

Saft is able to serve customers worldwide by making the
Intensium Max 20 HE available through three manufacturing hubs located in North
America, Europe and the Far East, with the first shipments scheduled in
September 2019 for a European wind and storage project.

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