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July 22, 2010

China State Nuclear Power Engineering Company Awards $10 Million Contract to EnerSys
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

EnerSys (News - Alert), a producer, promoter and distributor of stored energy solutions that are intended for industrial applications, recently declared that it has been awarded a $10 million contract by the China State Nuclear Power Engineering Company, Ltd. This $10 million contract is to supply batteries for four reactors at two nuclear power plants that are currently under construction in China.

The batteries from EnerSys are exclusively certified to use in nuclear power plants. EnerSys is planning to install these batteries at the plants that are under construction in Sanmen, Shanzi province and Haiyang, Anhui province. The plants are going to exploit the Westinghouse AP 1000 third generation nuclear power technology. In addition to that, these plants claim to be the first of sixty reactors that are planned to be built in China by making use of this technology. The company plans to deliver these batteries in early 2011.

“This contract is significant for EnerSys,” said John D. Craig, chairman, president and CEO of EnerSys. “These are the first of the planned sixty reactors utilizing this technology, which represents a potential $150 million in batteries for these facilities. The first of these batteries will be produced in our Hays, Kansas facility. However, we are planning future production of these batteries for the Chinese market to be in our new Chongqing, China plant, which is currently under construction.”

EnerSys is well known in the provision of stored energy solutions. The company offers its solutions to industrial applications, and manufactures. Apart from that, the company is a distributor of reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers across the globe. Vehicles such as fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles make the most of motive power batteries. At the same time, its reserve power batteries are exploited in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and various applications that require standby power. Moreover, EnerSys delivers its aftermarket and customer support services to customers in more than 100 countries.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri


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