projectNissan Battery Production Plant

locationSunderland, UK


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Desco delivered the MEP services design and consultancy on a multi-million pound new build facility in the UK to mass produce batteries for use in electric vehicles.

The 25,500m2 plant, created on the company’s Sunderland motor manufacturing site, houses the production process for advanced lithium-ion batteries – to be used in the manufacture of ultra low carbon, electric vehicles for both Nissan and its Alliance partner Renault.

The new facility - one of the first of its type in the world - requires a very close controlled environment for the production of the battery power cells. Facilities include clean room areas operating at Class 1000 and 10000, aging ovens, charging, assembly, inspection and packing areas.

We were subsequently been appointed in an advisory capacity on two further facilities of its type in Portugal and France.

The solutions we have developed for the Sunderland electric car battery production plant are considered leading edge as it is one of the first plants of its type in the world. This knowledge and expertise has led to the practice also being appointed in an advisory capacity for the company’s new battery production facility in Cacia, Portugal – the second facility of its type to produce advanced lithium-ion batteries for use in low and zero emission vehicles.

We also received an appointment to deliver consultancy services for a further facility for Nissan’s alliance partner Renault, to be built alongside their existing manufacturing plant in Flins, situated around 40km north east of Paris, France.

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