A multi-purpose battery container will be used to deliver renewable power across Damen Shipyards creating a sustainable replacement for diesel generators

The Skoonbox will introduce portable renewable power to Damen's yards

Skoonbox

Source: Damen Shipyards

The Skoonbox will introduce portable renewable power to Damen’s yards

Damen Shipyards Group has acquired the Skoonbox from Skoon Energy in order deliver renewable power at its own yards for applications 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 can potentially also be deployed for customers worldwide.

“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,” said Vincent de Maat of Damen Shipyards Group.

“This is a sustainable replacement for diesel generators 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.”

Cleaner power

The Skoonbox battery container contains 314 lithium batteries, giving 638 kWh of renewable energy. Its already already been used for numerous applications in the Amsterdam Port Area such as on a barge to give floating battery supplying green power to a range of ships.

Skoon Energy’s focus now is on developing a software platform to bring together supply and demand, both local and international, for mobile, sustainable energy solutions.

“Our strength is the development of customer-friendly and commercially scalable software and AI,” said Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst, chief executive and founder of Skoon Energy.

“That is how we realise easy access to clean energy, wherever it may be,” he added.

The 20ft Skoonbox was first unveiled during the 2018 World Port Days.