Scientific-Production Center "Rigel" (St. Petersburg) Launches Innovative production facility for the production of lithium-ion batteries. The project cost 1.5 billion rubles.
The new production facility on the basis of SPC "Rigel" will produce lithium-ion batteries to be used in military and specialized equipment (mainly for the Russian Navy), as well as in electric vehicles and energy storage network.
SPC "Bolt" is the first enterprise in Russia, allowing to produce lithium-ion batteries on a commercial scale. Previously, these batteries and rechargeable batteries based on them are made only in small batches in a battery of "Rigel", mostly commissioned by the Main Directorate of the Russian Defense Ministry deep-sea research. In the field of electrochemistry, the focus is on the level of the world’s leading companies engaged in lithium-ion batteries and power sources based on them.
President of JSC "Rigel" Yuri quickly noticed that the innovative manufacturing complex SPC "Rigel" is an example of the successful implementation of a public-private partnership, which is especially important to apply this experience in all high-tech industries.
"Creation of a Russian-developed industrial base for the production of advanced lithium-ion battery gives you the opportunity to successfully solve the fundamental breakthrough technology-intensive tasks in the sphere of high technologies and is a prerequisite for the country’s movement towards modernization of the economy and national security," — said quickly.
In addition, he noted the importance of the development of domestic components.
"We need to understand that allowing imported batteries to the Russian market, we are, in fact, contribute to the penetration of imported hardware components from other countries," — said quickly.
The opening of an industrial complex for the production of industrial high-capacity lithium-ion batteries will be held December 14, 2012, with the support of "Russian Technologies" and the St. Petersburg regional branch of the "Russian Engineering Union." The event will be attended by the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Sergei Vyazalov, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of Russia Viktor Chirkov, deputy head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management Dmitry Pristanskaya and others.
"Scientific-Production Center" Rigel " established in 2003 in accordance with the instructions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin (from 04.11.2002 № Pr-1953 and from 13.11.2003 № Pr-1848). In 2008 the company became part of "Russian Technologies" under the control of a holding company "Russian Electronics". Lithium-ion power sources and batteries based on them, created by specialists of "Rigel", adapted to the specific requirements of the Russian Defense Ministry and other security agencies. According to its energy and performance, they are not inferior, and in many ways ahead of world analogues (eg, operating temperature range (-50 to +70aboutC) does not provide any other company in the world).
"Russian Technologies " — Russian corporation, established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It includes 663 organizations, of which 12 are being formed holding companies in the military-industrial complex, a 5 — to civilian industries. Organization "Russian Technologies" are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries worldwide. CEO of the corporation — Sergey Chemezov.