Stantec to design C$1 billion Li-ion battery plant in British Columbia

Stantec is designing the $1-billion E-One Moli Li-ion battery plant in B.C. It will produce up to 135 million Li-ion battery cells per year. Credit: Stantec

Bringing advanced manufacturing and hundreds of jobs to British Columbia, E-One Moli Energy is building a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell manufacturing facility in the province. The C$1 billion project will create up to 350 new jobs and secure over 100 existing positions.

Stantec was selected to provide a full suite of services including 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.

The E-One Moli office will be a seven-story timber structure. Credit: Stantec

Powered by British Columbia’s clean energy supply, the facility will become the largest factory in Canada for high performance Li-ion battery cells, producing up to 135 million battery cells each year.

To support E-One Moli’s corporate mandate for a better and cleaner future, the new facility is designed to target LEED Gold and Net-Zero Carbon certification. It will also include a seven-story mass timber office, and research and development component with a fully integrated green roof making it one of the most sustainable industrial buildings in the region.

Construction of the E-One Moli Energy manufacturing facility is expected to begin in June 2024 and be fully operational in 2028.