ABB has unveiled its new Plant Optimization Methodology for battery manufacturing at The Battery Show, North America and presented how greenfield battery sites can jumpstart global operations. ABB’s modular, repeatable methodology uniquely combines electrification, instrumentation, control and digital technology, the ABB Ability Adaptive Execution project execution approach and ongoing operational support into a single source solution to deliver an agile offering that enables new plants to achieve fastest time to market.The methodology leverages the value of early collaboration, through ABB’s Adaptive Execution, to optimize plant design and performance by helping to minimize greenfield site project changes. In doing so, it compresses manufacturing schedules, reduces start up hours and delivers CAPEX and OPEX savings.ABB has designed its methodology to help battery manufacturers compress project schedules, enabling the fastest time to market for greenfield sites while supporting start-up to scale-up of gigafactories. With major automakers committing more than USD 500 billion towards electric vehicle production, and many planning to exclusively offer e-vehicles by 2035, there has been a huge growth in demand for lithium-ion batteries. However, battery manufacturers are struggling to keep pace while ensuring their production remains profitable, efficient and safe without sacrificing quality.