Stantec tapped to design Canada's largest lithium-ion battery factory

05 December 2023 2 min. read
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Stantec, an Edmonton-headquartered design and engineering consultancy, has been selected to provide an array of engineering and architectural services for E-One Moli Energy’s lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility in Maple Ridge, BC.

The $1-billion facility – located in suburban Vancouver – is expected to secure over 100 existing jobs and create up to 350 new jobs. The project, which is slated to break ground in June 2024 and be completed in 2028, will be the largest Canadian factory for high-performance lithium-ion battery cells.

The facility will produce up to 135 million battery cells annually for applications in vehicles, aerospace, consumer electronics, power tools, and medical devices.

Stantec will provide a full suite of services to E-One Moli Energy (Molicel), a large Taiwanese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries. Stantec’s support on the project includes planning, architecture, mechanical, electrical, fire suppression, structural, industrial, ICT, civil, geotechnical, and substation engineering, as well as interior design, landscape architecture, sustainability consulting, building commissioning, and environmental services.Stantec tapped to design Canada's largest lithium-ion battery factoryThe Maple Ridge facility will target a LEED Gold and Net Zero Carbon certification, and will include a seven-story mass timber office with a green roof.

“We are honored to work with a socially-conscious partner like E-One Moli who shares Stantec’s commitment to reducing global greenhouse and CO2 levels for a cleaner tomorrow,” said Navid Fereidooni, architect and principal for Stantec. “With a substantial investment in efficient energy generation, this transformative manufacturing space will bring opportunity and growth to the people of British Columbia and the Canadian economy.”

Stantec provides design and engineering services across buildings, environment, transportation, water, energy, mining and metals, community development, and the federal sector. The firm has 28,000 people globally and saw revenue growth of 22.6% to reach $4.5 billion in 2022.