PBES Energy Storage Power Norway’s Newest Battery Electric Ferries
PBES is proud to announce the successful installation of two 1MWh battery systems aboard the new electric ferries that service the E39 highway route on the 2km crossing between the Anda and Lote docks. The M/F Gloppefjord and Eidsfjord are Norway’s latest battery-operated ferries.
“Anda-Lote is a vital link for Western Norway,” said Grant Brown, Vice President Marketing at PBES. “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.”
The zero-emissions ferries are part of the ongoing push for zero and low emission public transportation in Norway. Each 106m vessel can carry 120 automobiles and 349 passengers on the 8-minute crossing.
In 2017 PBES installed more than 15MWh of energy storage to marine markets around the world, making it the leader in delivered product in the industry. The PBES energy storage system has been engineered to the highest standards of performance and safety and is designed to seamlessly integrate with the electrical infrastructure on the vessel.