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    1. Saft Seanergy® energy storage systems are now approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority

      Saft Seanergy® energy storage systems are now approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority

      Paris, October 19, 2016 – Saft has obtained approval of its Seanergy® marine energy storage system by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for use in a variety of hybrid and fully electric propulsion applications. Saft is the only manufacturer of marine lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries to use the Li-ion Super-Phosphate® (SLFP) chemistry which offers the highest levels of safety, performance and reliability. The approval process was based on simulated thermal runaway tests carried out on the Seanergy® systems by an independent laboratory in August 2016. During the propagation test 1, a cell was forced into a thermal runaway situation by a specific device inserted inside the cell. The test was performed three times. Thanks to the Super-phosphate® chemistry, the batteries passed the test on each occasion with no uncontrolled event, no fire and no explosion, with nearby cells remaining in a safe condition and no propagation to neighboring modules and without any active means of fire suppression.

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    2. Saft receives the ‘Best Performer Award’ from Airbus

      Saft receives the ‘Best Performer Award’ from Airbus

      Paris, April 13th, 2016 - Saft, the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industrial and aerospace applications, has received the ‘Best Performer Award’ from Airbus. The award, recognizing Saft’s ‘operational and industrial excellence on Airbus programs’, was presented during the recent SQIP (Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program) day held on April 5th, at the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.

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    3. Saft Doubles Its Production Capacity in China with a New Larger Advanced Technology Facility in Zhuhai

      Saft Doubles Its Production Capacity in China with a New Larger Advanced Technology Facility in Zhuhai

      Zhuhai, China - March 30th, 2016 – Saft, world leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, has just inaugurated its brand new advanced technology facility in Zhuhai, China to meet the ever-increasing market demand in Asia. Commenting on this announcement, Ghislain Lescuyer, Chairman of the Management Board, said: “The opening of this new facility in Zhuhai represents a new milestone in the implementation of our long-term growth strategy in Asia, and illustrates our success and our ambitions in this region. By offering reliable, high-quality products which meet growing structural needs, notably in key markets like smart meters and rail transport, we are wholly fulfilling our role as solutions provider to leading Chinese groups, to whom we have now become a key partner”.

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    4. Saft and Rolls Royce to Deliver Hybrid Power System for Innovative Norwegian Vessel

      Saft and Rolls Royce to Deliver Hybrid Power System for Innovative Norwegian Vessel

      Paris, March 23, 2016 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has won a major contract from Rolls Royce Marine to supply the specialized marine lithium-ion (Seanergy®) battery system for an innovative hybrid multi-application vessel under construction in Denmark for Kystverket, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). It is Saft’s second major contract signed end of last year in the marine segment. The high energy battery system onboard the OV Bøkfjord will help Kystverket meet its ambitious climate and environmental targets, reduce maintenance and make fuel savings of 25 percent. 

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    5. Saft Lithium-ion Battery Systems Enable Domestic Renewable Energy Generation in Puerto Rico

      Saft Lithium-ion Battery Systems Enable Domestic Renewable Energy Generation in Puerto Rico

      Paris, March 15, 2016 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a contract with Windmar to provide three Intensium® Max 20P high-power lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery containers to provide ramp-rate control and frequency response for a 10MW photovoltaic (PV) facility in Puerto Rico. With renewable energy sources in high demand, Saft’s battery containers provide more than 10 years of reliability to help stabilize Puerto Rico’s island network as increasing levels of renewables are deployed. In 2013, just one percent of the island’s electricity came from renewables. The island’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to obtain 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035. Windmar was the first company in Puerto Rico to supply solar energy to PREPA, and has installed more than 15MW of solar energy throughout the island to date.

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    6. Saft Launches New Modular Rack Design Providing 8.7 MW of Battery Capability for SEPTA Subway Line

      Saft Launches New Modular Rack Design Providing 8.7 MW of Battery Capability for SEPTA Subway Line

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from ABB to support a Constellation project to install a wayside lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). This project will supply 8.7MW of frequency regulation support for the PJM Interconnection electric grid and will be capable of capturing, storing, and reusing braking energy from subway cars. Saft’s batteries will be deployed between seven SEPTA substations across Philadelphia. This project will expand the existing 1.8MW of Saft storage systems from two earlier deployments with SEPTA, and the new network will increase total battery storage capacity to more than 10MW.

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    7. Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has delivered an advanced Lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) to power lighting and Wi-Fi for the Champ de Mars, the grand public square in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. The contract with Montreal-based Geninov Group, a diversified energy and engineering technology company, was finalized in May 2015. The Champ de Mars is the largest recreational park in Haïti. The Saft ESS, to be installed in the vicinity of the Triumphe Cultural Centre in conjunction with approximately 110kW of solar panels, is comprised of one Intensium® Max 20E energy battery container. The configuration is designed to collect power during sunlight hours and to illuminate the entire park area at night while providing Wi-Fi coverage in the immediate vicinity.

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    8. Saft Marine Li-ion Batteries Will Provide Effective Energy Storage for ABB’s New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Cable-Laying Vessel

      Saft Marine Li-ion Batteries Will Provide Effective Energy Storage for ABB’s New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Cable-Laying Vessel

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a contract by ABB Marine to supply a specialized high power liquid cooled lithium-ion (Li-ion) Super Phosphate™ (SLFP) battery system for ABB’s new state-of-the-art diesel-electric hybrid subsea cable-laying vessel. The Saft batteries will deliver effective energy storage for backup in cable loading and propulsion assistance, helping to cut the vessel’s fuel consumption by 27 percent and reducing maintenance compared with traditional AC systems.

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    9. Saft Connects with SABIC’s Home of InnovationTM Initiative to Promote Growth in Saudi Arabia & the Middle East

      Saft Connects with SABIC’s Home of InnovationTM Initiative to Promote Growth in Saudi Arabia & the Middle East

      Saft, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high technology batteries for industry, is providing a state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system to store solar energy for SABIC’s Home of Innovation™ facility in Riyadh’s Techno-Valley. This facility is part of a global Initiative to promote growth in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East by engaging the local and regional market through industry events and targeted collaboration. It will show how advanced technology can enable modern, comfortable and sustainable living powered by green, renewable energy resources.

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    10. Governor Rick Scott to visit Saft Jacksonville

      Governor Rick Scott to visit Saft Jacksonville

      Governor Scott selected Saft as the site for today’s appearance to acknowledge the company’s leadership in technology innovation, worker training and education initiatives. Saft is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of next-generation batteries and Energy Storage Systems used in industrial, military, aerospace, transportation and power grid applications. Saft’s 235,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Jacksonville is the most advanced, automated lithium-ion battery factory in the world.  

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    11. Saft America Receives $6.13 Million USABC Award for Lithium-Ion Stop-Start Battery Technology Development

      Saft America Receives $6.13 Million USABC Award for Lithium-Ion Stop-Start Battery Technology Development

      Saft America Inc. announced it received a competitively bid, $6.13 million award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 12-volt stop-start battery technology development. The contract includes a 50 percent cost-share by Saft.

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    12. Saft Batteries to Back Up Critical Systems at Trackside Substations on the Haramain High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia

      Saft Batteries to Back Up Critical Systems at Trackside Substations on the Haramain High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia

      Saft, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, is supplying Tecnibat with backup power batteries for trackside substations on the Haramain High Speed Railway. Tecnibat is a major Spanish provider of electrical energy supply and backup systems. The Saft batteries will be installed at all 49 trackside substations delivering backup power for the new service that will run between the cities of Medina and Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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    13. Langa Group Selects Schneider Electric and Saft for Two New Solar Power Plants with Energy Storage in Corsica

      Langa Group Selects Schneider Electric and Saft for Two New Solar Power Plants with Energy Storage in Corsica

      Schneider Electric and Saft win two projects from Langa Group for the installation of energy storage systems for two solar power plants in Corsica (France), awarded under the French public tender schemes - Commission de Régulation de l'Energie (CRE). Langa’s new solar power plants will be based near Corte and Castifao, on the French island of Corsica. With a nominal solar power of 1 MWp and a storage capacity of 1 MWh, each plant will produce more than 1,300 MWh per year, in compliance with the CRE specifications. Schneider Electric and Saft partnered to meet Langa’s requirements on those two projects. The consortium proposed a solution including the design, supply and installation of the equipment, management system, and the maintenance services.

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    14. Alstom and Saft’s Innovative Energy Storage Goes Live at EDF’s Concept Grid

      Alstom and Saft’s Innovative Energy Storage Goes Live at EDF’s Concept Grid

      The Alstom-Saft consortium has successfully commissioned its smart battery energy storage system (BESS) at the EDF's Concept Grid Lab. The project is led by Electricité de France (EDF), a French electric utility company. The objective is to test battery storage in real conditions, thanks to its Concept Grid platform, for the purpose of frequency regulation in mainland France, stabilising the grid and preventing blackouts.

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    15. Saft Recognized for Energy Storage Marketplace Commitment & Leadership

      Saft Recognized for Energy Storage Marketplace Commitment & Leadership

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, was honored by the Energy Storage Association (ESA) with the Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement Award during the ESA’s 25th Annual Conference & Expo, that took place on May 28th in Dallas, Texas. Saft was lauded for its support of the ESA and for its leading role in providing a range of battery systems and technologies that deliver reliable and efficient energy storage in both off-grid and on-grid applications.

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    16. Saft Batteries Store Solar Energy for High Summit Mountain Lodge in the Alps

      Saft Batteries Store Solar Energy for High Summit Mountain Lodge in the Alps

      Saft, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, has supplied specialised Sunica.plus nickel-based batteries to provide off-grid energy storage as part of the modernization of the Hörnlihütte mountain lodge at a height of 3,260 meters on the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

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    17. Saft and ENERCON’s Megawatt-Scale Energy Storage System to Help Faroe Islands Stabilize its Grid While Increasing Wind Power Usage

      Saft and ENERCON’s Megawatt-Scale Energy Storage System to Help Faroe Islands Stabilize its Grid While Increasing Wind Power Usage

      Saft, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, is working with ENERCON, the wind turbine and energy converter specialist, to deliver a major energy storage system (ESS) project for SEV, the power producer and distributor for the Faroe Islands. The 2.3 megawatt (MW) ESS project will see Europe’s first commercial deployment of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system operating in combination with a wind farm.

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    18. Saft Leads the Way in Lithium-Ion Energy Storage for Smart City and Clean Tech Applications

      Saft Leads the Way in Lithium-Ion Energy Storage for Smart City and Clean Tech Applications

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is presenting its portfolio of leading-edge lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery solutions at Hannover Messe. The emphasis is on effective, fully commercialized energy storage that is being deployed worldwide across the full spectrum of smart city and clean tech industrial applications.

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    19. Saft Wins Battery Backup Project From Shanghai Electric Group for Power Plant Expansion in Bangladesh

      Saft Wins Battery Backup Project From Shanghai Electric Group for Power Plant Expansion in Bangladesh

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is supplying two large battery systems to Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited, one of China’s largest equipment manufacturing conglomerates, for a high profile power plant expansion project in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third largest city.

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    20. Saft Wins Around 10 Million Dollar Energy Storage Order for Qatar's Dukhan Oilfield

      Saft Wins Around 10 Million Dollar Energy Storage Order for Qatar's Dukhan Oilfield

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded around 10 million dollar contract by Kentz, a member of the SNC-Lavalin  Group and global engineering specialist solutions provider, to supply its Sunica.plus batteries for critical solar powered systems serving Qatar Petroleum’s Dukhan oilfield. Over the next two years, some 40,000 of the nickel-based Sunica.plus batteries will be deployed at around 775 wells across the oilfield, where they will provide energy storage and backup power for wellhead industrial control systems and corrosion protection systems.

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    21. Saft’s Improved Block Battery Range is Perfectly Adapted for Stationary Backup and Engine Starting Applications

      Saft’s Improved Block Battery Range is Perfectly Adapted for Stationary Backup and Engine Starting Applications

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is showing its newly improved nickel-based Block battery range at MEE 2015. The extended range now includes additional capacity steps, which makes it easier to select the ideal battery for any stationary backup or engine starting applications. In demanding Middle East operating conditions, including utilities, oil and gas and industrial installations, the updated Block design also offers reduced maintenance requirements and faster recharge capabilities.

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    22. Saft Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Harnesses Solar to Deliver Reliable Power to Arctic Circle Community

      Saft Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Harnesses Solar to Deliver Reliable Power to Arctic Circle Community

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high technology batteries for industry, was selected by Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) to develop and install an extreme temperature Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for use as part of a hybrid micro-grid that will deliver cleaner, more reliable and less expensive power to a community located 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.

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    23. Saft Megawatt Scale Li-ion Energy Storage Systems Will Support the World’s Largest Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Power Plant in South America

      Saft Megawatt Scale Li-ion Energy Storage Systems Will Support the World’s Largest Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Power Plant in South America

      Saft, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, has been awarded a major contract to supply the megawatt scale lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) and diesel generation hybrid power project. The plant, which combines a 5 MW PV array with 16 MW diesel generation, is in Bolivia’s Pando department, on the border with Brazil and Peru. It is currently under construction by Isotron SAU, a subsidiary of Spain’s Isastur Group. The Pando project, which is Saft’s first major ESS contract in South America, confirms Saft’s long term plans for expansion in this region, following the establishment in 2010 of a local sales and technical support office in Brazil. The South American market offers significant opportunities for energy storage due to the growing importance of renewable energy, especially solar PV.

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