PBES energy storage systems selected for Norwegian electric ferries

PBES energy storage systems selected for Norwegian electric ferries

Plan B Energy Storage has installed two 1MWh battery systems to newbuild electric ferries operating in Norway.

With the PBES battery systems, the Gloppefjord and Eidsfjord ferries will be capable of zero emissions while operating on the main Anda-Lote route in Western Norway. The ferries have been built by Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard and designed by Norway-based firm Multi Maritime. Each 106m vessel is capable of carrying 120 automobiles and 349 passengers along the 8-minute crossing.

PBES’ energy storage systems have proven popular in the maritime industry as it pushes towards a zero emissions future. In 2017, PBES installed more than 15MW of energy storage to the global marine market. According to PBES, installation is simple as the batteries have been engineered to the seamlessly integrate with the electrical infrastructure on the vessel.

Grant Brown, Vice President Marketing at PBES, comments: “We are extremely happy to have been chosen to supply powerful and reliable PBES batteries for these innovative vessels. PBES remains committed to providing the best quality, Norwegian built energy storage for the ferry industry.”