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PBES powers world-first electric aquaculture support vessel

Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has been awarded the contract to provide the energy storage system aboard Norwegian electric fish farm vessel Elfrida. In operation since February 2017, the vessel provides up to 12kts speed and a full eight-hour shift per charge.

“We see this as crucial preparation for a low-carbon future,” said Roger Bekken, managing director of Salmar, the vessel’s owner. “In keeping with our forward-thinking management, and focus on operational efficiency, adding battery technology to our vessels brings cost savings and environmental stewardship together in one package.”

In other news, it was recently announced that Pangea Marine Trade and Noris Automation will offer PBES energy storage to marine customers in Southern Europe.

- September 2017

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