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Gigawatt battery storage manufacturing plant, South Africa

Battery energy storage unit

13th October 2023

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Gigawatt battery storage manufacturing plant.

Location
Richmond Park, in Cape Town, in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Solar MD.

Project Description
The project entails the construction of Africa’s first dedicated gigawatt battery storage manufacturing plant.

The new 12 500 m2 light industrial plant will include a 10 250 m2 warehouse, 2 200 m2 of office space and a 250 m2 showroom.

Solar MD currently produces about 120 batteries a year, with plans to increase manufacturing up to 300 batteries a year once the new facility is operational.

Potential Job Creation
Solar MD’s staff component will increase from 120 employees to 240 with the construction of the plant.

Capital Expenditure
Not stated.

Planned Start/End Date
The facility is expected to be completed and ready for occupation by mid-2024.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts and Suppliers
Atterbury Property (project management).

Contact Details for Project Information
Solar MD, tel +27 21 555 2181 or email support@solarmd.co.za.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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