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PBES powers Norway’s newest battery-electric ferries

PBES has announced the installation of two 1MWh battery systems aboard M/F Gloppefjord and Eidsfjord, Norway’s latest battery-electric ferries, which service the E39 highway route on the 2km (1.2 miles) crossing between the Anda and Lote docks.

“Anda-Lote is a vital link for Western Norway,” said Grant Brown, VP 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 an ongoing push for zero- and low-emission public transportation in Norway. Each 106m vessel can carry 120 automobiles and 349 passengers on the eight-minute crossing.

- February 2018

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