World’s most powerful industrial energy storage set to take marine propulsion sector . Trondheim, Norway, October 20, 2015 – Battery company PBES, leading the world in safe and powerful battery systems for industrial applications, will begin manufacturing in Trondheim, Norway early in 2016.

Erik Ianssen, CEO of Selfa, a leading Norwegian shipyard and design company, will head up PBES Norway AS. Known for his innovations such as the fully electric fishing vessel Elmax 1099, Erik has a reputation for best in class quality products and has great knowledge of the local marine business. PBES Norway will serve industrial markets in Europe and abroad as demand dictates.

“Erik brings great experience, credibility and knowledge to the Norwegian operations”, said Brent Perry, CEO, PBES. “His commitment to helping the marine industry adopt clean technology is based upon a personal desire to reduce pollution, make the world a better place, and support Norway in its environmental leadership. This commitment, combined with his personal reputation, makes him the ideal partner for our operations in Norway”.

“The opening of the Norwegian branch of PBES, could not have come at a better time,” remarked Mr. Ianssen. “As the market for energy storage in Europe is rapidly growing, it makes good sense to have local production, distribution and service. The proximity to the market will enhance the level and speed of service we are able to provide. With the PBES energy storage system, we will continue to help players in the marine industry become sustainable, both environmentally and economically.”

Erik Ianssen and Brent Perry will be at the “Making Marine Applications Greener” conference in Gothenburg, Sweden 21-22 October, 2015 offering expertise and information on the new system. Please email Erik to arrange a meeting.

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The PBES integrated CoolCell™ liquid cooling system enables PBES energy storage systems to achieve greater sustained power output than any other system existing today. The new battery has a continuous RMS output rating more than four times the current industry standard and has been designed to exceed all existing marine class requirements. Validated over the last several months, the PBES technology and organization have now been accepted as a supplier to major OEM companies in the commercial marine PBES – Be The Solution propulsion sector. The company is now set to begin production and fill a gap in the growing hybrid and electric marine propulsion market in Norway. About PBES PBES provides engineering and strategic design services to the industrial energy storage industry. Comprised of some of the top thinkers in the energy storage field, PBES applies next generation engineering to industrial, marine and grid energy storage sectors.