ITM Power has unveiled its new 134,000 square foot global manufacturing headquarters which will have the largest electrolyser manufacturing capacity in the world.
The UK energy storage and clean fuel company is leasing a new build development at PLP Bessemer Park in Sheffield, which is expected to be completed in Q4 2019 and is in close proximity to the company’s existing facilities,
The manufacturing facility will have an electrolyser manufacturing capacity of up to 1GW (1,000MW) per annum, the largest in the world.
ITM Power expects to occupy the building from March 2020 and complete its own technical and industrial fit out and transition the majority of its operations into PLP Bessemer Park by summer 2020.
The requirement to expand ITM Power’s production capacity has been led by the continued growth in the company’s order pipeline.
The new headquarters will see ITM Power co-locate into a single building and gain access to a five-fold increase in production space.
Key to the selection of the building was the proximity of the grid connection to provide the substantial power supply required for ITM Power’s needs, using existing infrastructure near to the location.
ITM Power has appointed Grant Teagle as its Master Production Scheduler to support the transition to the new facilities.
Dr. Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, commented, “The move to larger premises and the design of our new manufacturing and testing process has taken some time.”
“I am delighted to be able to announce this key milestone in the project and I do so with confidence that ITM Power and its advisors have done a thorough job in selecting the right premises.”
“The detailed planning that has taken place will pay dividends as we transition our activities to PLP Bessemer Park from the New Year.”