Clayco performed design-build services for a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art battery manufacturing facility for Dow Kokam. The high-tech, world-scale manufacturing facility produces affordable lithium-ion batteries to supply the growing electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market. The manufacturing facility enables the company to bring to market the most reliable and consistent energy solutions for its customers.
The Dow Kokam battery plant project was developed in two overlapping construction phases. Phase I of construction features more than 400,000 square feet of space and provides industrial manufacturing operations for advanced batteries for high-performance, high-end vehicles. The single-story manufacturing plant includes 45-foot clear heights and clean-dry rooms to facilitate unique manufacturing processes. Phase II added 600 million additional watt-hours and incorporated battery pack assembly equipment and production.
The manufacturing facility development was built with insulated tilt-up concrete wall systems and features glass exterior design elements.