Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Brent Perry News

Brent Perry (Photo: Shift Clean Energy)

Shift Clean Energy Announces Latest Type Approvals

Shift Clean Energy (Shift) on Tuesday announced it has received type approval from both the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and Japanese Marine Standards (NK) for its energy storage system.Shift’s lithium-ion battery-based ESS are used for hybrid or fully electric propulsion systems for marine, offshore and inland waterway applications alongside land-based industrial and renewable energy applications. Shift batteries feature patented integrated cooling system, with each battery cell encased in its own cooling channel.Brent Perry…

Mark Hughes (Photo: Shift Clean Energy)

Shift Clean Energy Names Hughes COO

Energy storage solutions company Shift Clean Energy announced it has named Mark Hughes to its its executive team as chief operating officer.Hughes brings a background in manufacturing and supply chain management, and a wealth of international experience growing companies and leading operational improvement programs across a range of industries from automotive to aerospace. He will support Shift in its growth to provide the marine and industrial industries with energy storage solutions…

Artist rendering of the zero emissions, fully electric towboat. (Image: ISS)

New Fully-electric Towboats Will be the First in the US

A series of four fully-electric, zero-emissions towboats announced this week are set to become the first built in North America as vessel owners and operators continue to explore new avenues to decarbonize.The new towboats, designed to support cleaner container transport in America's ports and inland waterways, will be built for New York-based Zeeboat and available for charter from 2025. Notably, they'll run entirely on battery power, without the use of diesel engines—a first…

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Kotug to Install Shift's PwrSwäp Batteries

KOTUG International B.V. and Shift Clean Energy announced the formation of a partnership to use Shift’s new PwrSwäp clean energy service—which uses swappable batteries on a pay-as-you-go basis—on KOTUG’s E-Pusher vessels.The signing of the MoU coincides with COP26 in Glasgow, where reducing global greenhouse gases (GHGs) is at the top of the agenda. The combined services support the maritime industry in reaching this goal today, without requiring any upfront capital costs and at competitive rates, the partners said.Shift’s technologies provide a ready to market pay-as-you-go service.

Leen Schipper (Photo: SPBES)

Schipper Joins Sterling PlanB as VP, Inland Waterways Europe

Sterling Plan B (SPBES) announced the appointment of long-time inland waterways shipping consultant Leen Schipper to the position of Vice President, Inland Waterways Europe with SPBES.SPBES said it sees increasing opportunities for marine battery use in the inland waterway shipping market, as customers move toward decreasing their climate change impacts through electrification.Schipper, who is Dutch, has an abundance of knowledge regarding inland waterway shipping in the Netherlands and in Europe as his family has worked in the field for generations.

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Sterling PlanB Gains DNV Type Approval for Preventing Thermal Runaway

Marine energy storage company Sterling PlanB (SPBES) said it is now fully certified under new 2020 class rules for commercial vessel batteries set out by classification society DNV.As an early adopter of the certification, SPBES becomes one of the first energy storage solutions (ESS) providers to adhere to the new testing standard, which substantially mitigates the risk of the spread of fire by eliminating the propagation of thermal runaway within a battery module.Securing the type approval certification required extreme testing conditions, the company said.

Brent Perry, CEO of Sterling PBES is a 40+ year veteran of the marine business, and one of the pioneers in delivering battery solutions to boats and ships at sea.  Photo Courtesy Sterling PBES

Charging Ahead: Brent Perry & his Sterling PBES Team Drive Maritime Battery Tech

Brent Perry, CEO of Sterling PBES is a 40+ year veteran of the marine business, and one of the pioneers in delivering battery solutions to boats and ships at sea. Please give us a by the numbers look at Sterling PBES today?Right now we are sitting in a position where we had anticipated delivering somewhere in the neighborhood of $20-21 million worth of product, which is about 35 megawatt hours. And we’re scheduled to blow past that to almost $40 million. And we’re looking at the following year as a year of over a $100 million…

Sterling PBES’ new containerized Energy Storage Solution (ESS) is designed to deliver simple electrification for virtually any vessel.

Plug & Play: 'Microgrid in a Box' Promises to help Power Maritime's Future

As the maritime industry searches for the means to meet ever tightening emission regulations, battery power sits at the center of future paths to decarbonization. Sterling PBES launched CanPower, an all-encompassing energy storage system (ESS) microgrid. The CanPower 'Microgrid in a Box' promises to add energy storage to virtually any vessel, without the need for complex design and build times.According to Sterling PBES, two of the main hurdles facing shipowners wishing to install ESS’ are the physical footprints of the systems and the complexity of the installation.

PBES Inks Manufacturing Deal with Elpro

PBES and Elpro Solutions AS announced that they have entered a manufacturing agreement for PBES battery systems. The agreement with Elpro provides PBES with the ability to meet the demand for its product with greater manufacturing capacity, agile and flexible factory set up, and the quality standard demanded by our customers.“After nearly two years of manufacturing in Norway, it became apparent that our customers would be better served by a more streamlined process.” said Brent Perry, CEO, PBES.

Virtue Investment Pumping up to $5 Mln into PBES

PBES and Virtue Investment Fund today announced the completion of terms and transfer of first tranche of funds for an investment into PBES’ parent company TTB Holdings. In a first investment phase Virtue Investment is initially investing up to $5M USD into the group and is committed to investing further during 2018. This investment will provide PBES energy storage both immediate and on going financial support to help develop global markets and position PBES for initial public offering in 2018.

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Battery Hybrid Patrol Boat under Development

PBES and NORIS Automation GmbH have partnered on the hybrid drive systems for Europe’s first battery hybrid patrol vessel. The 45m long vessel is being built at Baltic Workboats Shipyard in Estonia and will be delivered with 273kWh of PBES Power 65 battery modules. “PBES batteries provide hours of low speed propulsion with reduced sound and heat signature as well as greatly increased efficiency,” said Brent Perry, PBES Chief Executive Officer. “The vessel is first of many that we will be seeing in law enforcement.

PBES Scores DNV GL Type Approval

Designer and manufacturer of high power lithium-ion energy storage PBES (Plan B Energy Storage) said it has received DNV GL Type Approval of the PBES energy storage system for use in commercial marine, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy applications. “PBES celebrates the certification of our systems to this highest standard,” said Brent Perry, PBES Chief Executive Officer. PBES said it expects the type approval to open global marine markets by providing customers with security in knowledge that their vessel will meet class standards.

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Interferry Mission: Strength from Unity

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains the Stronger Together vision behind the trade association’s drive to extend its networking and lobbying influence. Over the past four decades, Interferry’s reach and purpose has evolved with increasing effect from its U.S. origins in 1976. Back then, it was formed as the International Marine Transit Association with a focus on networking among its members. Now it is highly respected and influential as the only body representing the ferry industry worldwide.

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Noris Marine to Offer PBES Energy Storage to Southern Europe

PBES and Noris Automation GmbH has announced a partnership agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels. This further underscores the ongoing green shift that is now occurring in the commercial marine industry. “Noris Automation is a company with deep roots in the marine industry,” said Brent Perry, PBES Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to announce the agreement with PBES,” stated Uwe Ulrich, Managing Director, Noris Automation GmbH. “Much of the future of shipping will be based on hybrid and electric propulsion.

PBES Norway, Pangea Marine Trade Ink Agency Agreement

PBES and Pangea Marine Trade has announced the agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels in Southern Europe. “The hybrid power system of today is smart, proven technology, designed for ease of integration and uninterrupted performance,” said Brent Perry, Chief Executive Officer, PBES. “PBES energy storage is ideal to optimize the vessels Pangea’s customers are currently supplying to the marine industry”. The PBES energy…

Brent Perry (Photo: PBES)

The (Battery) Power Play

This is historic, we tell ourselves, as PBES founder Brent Perry walks us around his still labor-intensive “battery factory” in the heart of Norway, from where ship owner capital controls half of the world’s offshore tonnage. Perry, a shipbuilder himself, has chosen to house his first production center here in the haunt of another ship builder, Selfa Arctic, whose move north left for Perry a young cadre of college-educated workers. They’ll build PBES’s stackable configurations of batteries that do not catch fire.

Corvus Energy Gets Green Marine Capital Backing

Lithium-ion battery systems manufacturer, Corvus Energy, says agreement in principle has been reached with BW Ventures’ Green Marine Capital (GMC), a Maritime Technology Investment Partnership, for a strategic investment of US$5 million to fund working capital requirements. Corvus also says that Andrew Morden, Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed interim CEO replacing Brent Perry effective May 5, 2014. “The Board of Directors and majority shareholders of Corvus are very pleased to partner with Green Marine Capital.

Corvus Partners with GMC; Morden Named Interim CEO

Corvus Energy today announced that it has entered into an agreement in principle with BW Ventures’ Green Marine Capital (GMC), a Maritime Technology Investment Partnership, for a strategic investment of $5 million with the primary purpose of funding working capital requirements. “The Board of Directors and majority shareholders of Corvus are very pleased to partner with Green Marine Capital. The firm is focused on the benefits that our technology brings to the marine industry and understands its future potential.” commented Nick Andrews, Chairman of the Corvus Board of Directors.