Damen Shipyards Group has acquired the Skoonbox from Skoon Energy.

The world’s first maritime-certified, multi-purpose battery container will now be used to deliver renewable power at Damen’s yards for applications traditionally powered by diesel generators or ships’ engines.

Handover of Skoonbox (teams from Skoon and Damen)

Handover of Skoonbox Photo: Damen

“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,” explained 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,” he added.

The 20 ft Skoonbox was unveiled during the 2018 World Port Days and major developments have been made since. The battery container contains 314 lithium batteries, giving 638 kWh of renewable energy. The Skoonbox has 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.

Digital platform

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.