Commencement ceremony of construction of Lishen Battery new generation cylindrical lithium-ion battery R&D and manufacture base held

11/22

.2023


Commencement ceremony of construction of Lishen Battery new generation cylindrical lithium-ion battery R&D and manufacture base was held in Suzhou Hi-tech Zone on the morning of 17 November.

Tong Laiming, member of the Party Committee and vice president of China Chengtong, secretary of the Party Committee and managing director of Lishen Battery, and Gu Haidong, permanent member of Suzhou Party Committee and deputy mayor attended the ceremony. Following representatives also attended the event and delivered speeches: Zhang Qiang, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and president of Lishen Battery; Wang Yusheng, secretary of the Party Committee and chairman of China Railway Construction Group; Zhang Ying, member of the Party Working Committee and deputy director of the Management Committee of Suzhou High-tech Zone. Other attendees include Mao Wei, secretary of the Party Working Committee of Suzhou High-tech Zone and secretary of Huqiu District Party Committee; Lu Chao, member of the Party Working Committee of Suzhou High-tech Zone and secretary of the Party Working Committee of Sci-Tech City; Yang Liang, deputy secretary of Suzhou Sci-Tech City Party Working Committee and director of management committee; Wang Jian, vice president of China Railway Construction Group, Yang Hongbo, secretary of the Party Committee and managing director of 2nd Company of China Railway; Mao Dawei, assistant to president of Lishen Battery, Xue Lei, secretary of the Party Committee and general manager of Lishen (Suzhou).

The construction commenced this time is designed for new generation cylindrical lithium-ion battery R&D and manufacture, an increase of 101,000 sq.m to the base. The increase will further expand production capacity and uplift R&D and innovation potential. The target products will be mainly applied in electric tools, two-wheel transport and smart home. Annual production of 7.3GWh model 21700 cylindrical lithium-ion battery is planned and additional mean average annual income is expected RMB4 billion when the designed production capacity is realized.

In his speech, Zhang Qiang said, “Lishen Battery actively plans strategic emerging industries, undertakes the key tasks deployed by SASAC on central government owned enterprises, accelerates the development of strategic emerging industries. It will take the ceremony as start point. All members of staff are required to be engaged in the works with full strength and awareness. On the basis of construction quality, careful organization, management and construction must be in place for first class quality, rate of progress and benefit, ensuring early completion and production.”

Wang Yusheng said that China Railway Construction Group had been engaged in the construction of national infrastructure for a long time. Leading the industry, it would fully take the advantage of the experience of "smart construction" in high-end clean plant, the organization. It would mobile and coordinate with advantages and resources, prepare for construction at high level and standard and complete the project with due quality and time through scientific management and specified construction.

In his speech, Zhang Ying pointed out that the high-tech zone would focus on cultivation of more new technologies, new products and new business trend and continue to spread the "green hope" of high-quality development and promote the high-quality development of green and low-carbon industries. The best quality innovation ecology, the most complete industrial chain, and the most efficient government services would safeguard project construction and growth of enterprises at their best.

The ceremony marks the full scale construction of Lishen (Suzhou)Phase II project which is not only a completely new breakthrough for high-quality development of Lishen Battery, but also has great significance to economic development of Suzhou New Area and the development of new energy industry.

Heads of relevant departments of Suzhou High-tech Zone, heads of management committee of Sci-Tech City, heads of China Railway Construction Group and heads of relevant departments of Lishen (Suzhou) attended the ceremony.