Saft America Battery Manufacturing Facility
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Leading lithium-ion battery developer and manufacturer Saft sought a high-tech manufacturing facility with a low environmental impact. Haskell combined manufacturing, administrative and support areas into a smart, sustainable structure that produces 4,800,000 cells annually.
We worked closely with process and subject matter experts to gain a deep understanding of lithium-ion’s unique constructions needs. The facility includes a two-story administrative office, clean/dry rooms class 1,000 (ISO Class 6), certified with -40ºC and -27ºC return dew points, coating ovens, formation area (charging) and open circuit voltage testing area, final assembly area, electrical, chillers and air compressor rooms, maintenance and support areas, and shipping and receiving docks.
The Saft plant’s sustainable design elements earned LEED silver certification and feature photovoltaic electricity generation, stormwater management, reduced heat island effect, reduced parking, use of captured rainwater, fundamental refrigerant management and high efficiency HVAC equipment. Our diligence and commitment to timely delivery provided Saft a highly efficient plant on time and ready to meet process commitments.
Haskell team members worked closely with our process and commissioning subject matter experts to gain an understanding on the lithium-ion construction needs. Through every step of the program, Haskell diligently inquired and challenged both Saft and Jacksonville city officials to ensure that safe and viable structures were produced.Michael Sterchele Deputy Program Manager, Saft America, Inc.