eBOX: battery solution for retrofit
Cut idling, fuel costs and CO2 emissions; with the powerbank eBOX you can turn all diesel-powered workboats into electric hybrids.
Work boats with a fully electric or hybrid electric propulsion system are at full speed into the aquaculture industry, but a large proportion of the fleet still runs on diesel. With power from eBOX, it is possible to reduce idling at the premises. The compact power bank takes up little space, it measures only 2.1 m x 0.75 m x 0.72 m. The eBOX is certified by DNV and can be placed outside on deck. One such eBOX stores 66 kWh, and will normally be able to supply the hydraulic unit for 6-7 hours. The system is also scalable: It is possible to mount more eBOXs on board, if more workflow is needed. By replacing idling with electricity, the most common type of diesel-powered workboat will reduce CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes a year. Another benefit is better working conditions for the crew: exhaust, noise and vibrations are greatly reduced. The third benefit is reduced diesel consumption. The most common type of work boat can cut 20,000-30,000 liters a year by electrifying the work on the premises.
Produced by ZEM AS
The eBOX system is produced by the Norwegian technology company ZEM AS from Høvik. ZEM (Zero Emission Mobility) builds robust battery and driveline solutions by integrating state-of-the-art components from the best vendors in the market. ZEM AS also produces Moen Marins powerbank eCont ZEM has for many years worked closely with DNV’s battery experts, and is also headquartered at DNV in Høvik. ZEM has contributed to both DNV’s battery rules, guidelines for the installation of marine battery systems and an introductory course for the use of batteries on board ships. In addition, ZEM is an advisory partner for DNV and the Norwegian authorities on safety in battery installations. Moen Marin also offers a larger powerbank, eCont, which allows you to charge electric and hybrid electric vessels wherever you want and whenever you want. The market expects more sustainability More use of electric power, from renewable energy sources – this is the future for us in the aquaculture industry. Consumers expect more climate-neutral food and even more sustainable production, and there will be more regulatory requirements. Seafood Norway aims for the aquaculture industry to be electrified by 2030. In that case, it can reduce the industry’s annual CO2 emissions by 300,000 tonnes – corresponding to the emissions from 180,000 cars.