Australian battery company Redflow Limited has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand, putting it on track to commence initial operation by the end of this year.
Through its Thai subsidiary, Redflow has signed a three-year lease on the 1500-square-metre building at the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate, part of the IEAT free trade zone, 110km southeast of Bangkok and 25km from the Laem Chabang deep sea container port.
Redflow CEO Richard Aird recently visited Thailand to finalise the lease agreement with David Nadone, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hemaraj Land and Development Public Co Ltd, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation.
Redflow has also obtained all required Thai regulatory approvals to operate its factory within the free trade zone. This week Redflow has sent an engineering team from its Brisbane office to Thailand to assist its manufacturing partner MPTS with installing and commissioning the equipment.
ASX-listed Redflow manufactures the world’s smallest zinc-bromine flow batteries, marketing them as ZBM2 batteries for commercial, industrial, telecommunications and grid-scale energy storage, and as ZCell for residential energy storage in Australia. Recent successes include:
- A dual-battery ZCell residential off-grid installation in Victoria http://www.impress.com.au/newsroom/redflow/2147-victorian-couple-live-the-off-grid-dream-with-redflow.html
- A 14-battery ZBM2 deployment at a factory in South Africa http://www.impress.com.au/newsroom/redflow/2141-south-african-factory-beats-power-cuts-with-redflow-batteries.html
- Two sales, worth US$600,000 each, through Redflow partner Vertiv to New Zealand-based Hi-Tech Solutions which is deploying ZBM2 batteries for a major communications network in a Pacific Island nation http://www.impress.com.au/newsroom/redflow/2139-hitech-places-second-us-600000-dollar-order-for-redflow-batteries.html.
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Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow batteries are designed for stationary energy storage applications ranging from its ZCell residential battery to its scalable ZBM2 batteries for industrial, commercial, telecommunications and grid-scale deployment. Redflow Limited, a publicly-listed company (ASX: RFX), produces high energy density batteries that are sold, installed and maintained by an international network of system integrators. Redflow batteries offer unique advantages including 100 per cent depth of discharge, tolerance of ambient temperatures as hot as 50 degrees Celsius and sustained energy storage of 10 kilowatt-hours (kWh) throughout their operating life.
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