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M'bishi, GS Yuasa to supply battery system for Chile power plant

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:26am
The Associated Press

TOKYO, Dec. 5 (Kyodo) — Mitsubishi Corp. and GS Yuasa International Ltd. said Wednesday they will jointly supply lithium-ion battery equipment with a maximum output of 20 megawatts for use at a new coal-fired power plant in northern Chile.

Under the contract awarded by U.S. firm Parker Hannifin Corp., the Japanese trading house and the group firm of battery firm GS Yuasa Corp. will provide the equipment for an energy storage system, which will be set up next to the Cochrane plant due to come onstream in Mejillones in February 2016.

Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture between Yuasa and Mitsubishi, will make the battery cells.

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