New York Lithium-ion Battery Plant Update
Project Status and Recent Milestones
Overall project completion rate is at 72% at the end of April and on schedule to begin production late next month.
The completion rate is expected to be in the vicinity of 80% when fully automated production begins. The remaining 20% includes some cosmetic changes to the factory, minor works to an internal office area and the ramp up of production.
As the majority of advanced cell manufacturing equipment for high-volume production is installed, the iM3NY Lithium-ion Battery Plant produced hundreds of cells during April.
These cells will continue to undergo quality, reproducibility and performance checks to ensure smoother and efficient operation of high-volume production. Furthermore, some these cells are being used for qualification and certification purposes.
During April there was the commissioning of both mechanical and electrical facility utilities.
Commissioning is an important process in the manufacturing sector to ensure that all the incorporated and associated components (mechanical, electrical, process etc.), equipment and systems are installed, tested, operated and verified.
Safety - There were zero incidents in April.
- 4 Operators
- 2 members in purchasing department
- 3 members in quality control department
Completed items during April 2022
- Installed utility piping within dry room spaces for process equipment
- Completed duct work installations in mixing rooms
- Utility fit up for Meier Drying Oven is completed
- Pressure testing of compressed air piping is completed
- NMP Solvent Condenser: Fabricated and installed
- Completed installation/Reassembly of Cathode Condenser
- Installed Anode and Cathode mixing room sprinkler system
- Continued installation of power distribution panels in high and low bay
- Continued commissioning of substations and power distribution panels
- Preparations for commissioning of space
- Completed installation of office space joists and metal deck
Items progressed during April 2022
- Continued installation of process gas piping on high bay utility rack
- Began installation of steam PRV stations at Munter's units.
- Continued installation of filling dry room systems
- Began installation of office space sprinkler system
- Continued installation of cell assembly plenum components
- Commissioning of filling and cell assembly dry rooms
iM3NY CEO Chaitanya Sharma commented: "After years of planning we are entering an exciting phase with fully automated production only weeks away. We look forward to keeping all stakeholders updated with all developments."
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Magnis Energy Technologies Limited (ASX:MNS) (OTCMKTS:MNSEF) (FRA:U1P) is involved in and has strategic investments in several aspects of the electrification supply chain including manufacturing of green credentialed lithium-ion battery cells, leading edge battery technology and high quality, high performance anode materials. The company's vision is to enable, support and accelerate the green energy transition critical for the adoption of Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy Storage.
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