Industrial energy storage experts Sterling PlanB and technical sales, installation and service company Gebhard Electro have announced a new partnership agreement aimed at expanding access to purpose-designed energy storage systems to customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
Gebhard Electro will provide customers in the Netherlands with Sterling PlanB energy storage systems for inland, offshore and shortsea vessels. The company’s managing director Gerard Kraaij said “This partnership provides a unique avenue for Gebhard to grow its business by providing clean technology with world-class energy storage products and the exemplary service we are already known for. We are proud to add the Sterling PlanB product line to our portfolio.”
“We are delighted to have formed this sales and service partnership with Gerard and his team at Gebhard Electro,” said Sterling PlanB chief executive Brent Perry. "Their experience with delivering marine power packages, exceptional reputation for customer service, and long list of satisfied customers makes Gebhard an ideal partner to develop this important market” he added.
Sterling PlanB said its energy storage systems are specifically designed to integrate with any electrical infrastructure, delivering significant operational and efficiency benefits for vessels running on electric or hybrid power. The system is the only lithium energy storage system third-party verified to fully prevent thermal runaway.
Both companies hope to increase access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power solutions throughout the Benelux region. The partnership comes at a time when the IMO and the EU are pondering regulations to push further decarbonisation in maritime operations.
The recent push to establish greener inland waterway transportation, and a fast growing offshore wind industry, means that many operators are looking to low carbon energy storage options.
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