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Damen acquires container marine battery provider Skoonbox

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Damen Shipyards Group has taken over the Skoonbox provider of a containerised battery solution in place of diesel generators.

Damen is buying Skoonbox from Skoon Energy and its 20 ofot container based batteries can be used where diesel generators or ships’ engines are primarily used at present.

This 20-foot container is the first step towards Damen's sustainable battery network for mobile and temporary applications. In time it could also be deployed for customers worldwide.

The Skoonbox container contains 314 lithium batteries, good for 638 kWh of renewable energy.

In recent years, the Skoonbox has been used for numerous applications in the Amsterdam Port Area. Putting the Skoonbox in a barge, for example, gave a floating battery that has supplied green power to a range 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,” explains Vincent de Maat of Damen Shipyards Group.

“This is a sustainable replacement for diesel generator, 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,” says Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst, CEO and founder of Skoon Energy.


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