Project Profile
Saft America Battery Manufacturing Facility
“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.
Contact
Lynn Huff
Director of Business Development, Industrial
904.791.4709

Saft America Battery Manufacturing Facility

Saft wanted a facility as environmentally sound as their product.
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 built a powerful, responsible manufacturing facility.
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.

Effective project planning produces outstanding results.
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.

Green Features

  • LEED® Silver Certified – 37 points, v2.2.
  • Water Conservation – Captured rainwater and low-flow fixtures allows 100% reduction in irrigation.
  • Energy Conservation – Reduced energy use by 18%.  
  • Alternative Transportation – bicycle racks, showers, lockers, changing facilities, and preferred parking for high efficiency vehicles.
  • Materials – 26% of building materials came from recycled sources, and nearly 41% were produced regionally. Many operations materials recycled on-site.
  • Photovoltaic System – largest private photovoltaic installation in the Southeast at 1-MW (mega-watt) of power.
LEED Silver CertifiedLEED® Silver Certified
LOCATION
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
DETAILS
235,200-square-foot manufacturing facility that produces 4,800,000 cells per year.

26 percent of building materials came from recycled content.

Sustainable design includes photovoltaic electricity generation, stormwater management, reduced heat island effect, reduced parking, use of captured rainwater, fundamental refrigerant management and high efficiency HVAC equipment.

Start Date
February 2010

Completion Date
March 2011

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