By KORE Power, Inc.
KORE Power, Inc. announced its KOREPlex facility in Buckeye will be built by nationally recognized advanced manufacturing design-build company Yates Construction.
Some of the advanced manufacturing attributes of the KOREPlex will include fully automated cell assembly lines, automated material movement and handling, an automated packaging line, and a pandemic-ready design to allow for safe workspaces. The facility will be fully climate-controlled and will include a solar-ready covered employee parking lot.
The KOREPlex will produce nearly 60 million battery cells annually to support a reliable and independent U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion battery cells, which are critical to the future of electric vehicles, power grids, and more. The facility will have the capacity to produce enough power for 3.2 million homes each year. KORE plans to start construction of the facility by the end of the year with the goal of beginning production in mid-2023.
The construction of KOREPlex will employ an estimated 3,400 workers during peak construction. It is expected construction will take about 18 months.
The new KOREPlex facility will add to the company’s current annual production capacity of 2 GWh that has the ability of scaling up to 6 GWh to serve the rapidly growing battery market. KORE Power’s U.S. facility will create more than 3,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs in Arizona and will strengthen U.S. energy security by creating a new domestic battery cell supply.
KOREPlex will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar-plus- and storage co-generation. (Source)