Damen acquires Skoonbox to cut yard emissions

10-01-2022 - Gorinchem

Damen Shipyards Group has taken over the Skoonbox from Skoon Energy. The world’s first maritime-certified, multi-purpose battery container will be used to deliver renewable power at our 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 was unveiled during the 2018 World Port Days and major developments have been made since. The battery container contains 314 lithium batteries, good for 638 kWh of renewable energy. In recent years, the Skoonbox has been used for numerous applications in the Amsterdam Port Area. Putting the Skoonbox in a barge, for example, gave us a floating battery that has supplied green power to a range of ships.

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