Honeywell, Volts partner on Abu Dhabi’s first gigafactory  

US-based conglomerate Honeywell and the UAE’s energy storage system manufacturer Volts will partner on the UAE’s first gigafactory, which will specialize in the manufacturing of battery cells for residential energy storage systems.
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Honeywell and Volts have joined forces for the construction of the first gigafactory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The facility will be located in Abu Dhabi and specialize in delivering battery cells for residential energy storage systems.

As part of the collaboration, Honeywell will serve as Volts’ key technological partner and support it with factory automation, digitalization, and closed loop control systems.

“Our great strategic partnership with Honeywell, which brings years of experience in gigafactory automation worldwide, plays a key role in guaranteeing the project launches on schedule and at the highest innovation standards,” said Andrey Kozhevin, managing partner of Volts UAE Ltd.

When founded in 2019, the Abu Dhabi-based company became the UAE’s first battery energy storage system manufacturer. It is one of the portfolio companies of The Catalyst, a sustainability-focused startup technology accelerator and joint venture between BP and Masdar.

Last August, Volts launched a production site at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone and revealed plans to boost its manufacturing capacity to a gigawatt-scale. At the time, Volts said it aims to produce about 100 million battery units per year.

The company’s flagship product is an all-in-one stationary battery energy system offering storage configurations ranging from 2 kWh to 12 kWh in a single unit. Multiple units can also be connected to create a system with a capacity of up to 108 kWh.

To date, the company has successfully installed more than 500 energy storage systems and offers solar panels in conjunction with its energy storage. Volts is currently offering lithium-ion battery systems but intends to explore the potential of the sodium-ion battery chemistry further down the line.

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