Damen Shipyards Group owns the Skoonbox from Skoon Energy, a Dutch green energy company. The Skoonbox is the world’s first maritime-certified multipurpose battery container. The container will be used to bring renewable energy to Damen yards for applications that currently rely on diesel generators or ship engines.

Damen says that this 20-foot container is the first step toward a long-term battery network for mobile and temporary applications. It has the potential to be used for clients all over the world. The Skoonbox was revealed at the 2018 World Port Days, and significant progress has been made since then. 314 lithium batteries are contained in the battery container, providing 638 kWh of renewable energy.

The Skoonbox has been used for a variety of purposes in the Amsterdam Port Area in recent years. Placing a Skoonbox on a barge, for example, created a floating battery that has provided green electricity to a variety of ships.

“The Skoonbox, and the clean energy systems coming in its wake, are opening up tremendous opportunities for us to reduce our ecological footprint and those of our customers,” Vincent de Maat from Damen Shipyards Group explained.

“This is a sustainable replacement for diesel generators but it can also be used as a green form of shore power, allowing ships berthed at our repair yards to turn off their on-board engines. That saves a lot of emissions.”

“Our focus is on developing Skoon Sharing, the software platform that brings together both local and international supply and demand for mobile, sustainable energy solutions,” Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst, CEO and founder of Skoon Energy, revealed.

“The Skoonbox experience has provided us with a tremendous amount of indispensable data and insights. As part of our long-term vision, our aim is not to be hardware owners. Our strength is the development of customer-friendly and commercially scalable software and AI. That is how we realise easy access to clean energy, wherever it may be.”

Source : www.offshore-energy.biz

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