As pressure to achieve IMO regulations increases, and the UK set to become a giant in the offshore sector, the partnership provides easier access to more sustainable solutions for UK customers.

Vancouver, Canada – January 12, 2021 Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and technical sales and service company MJR Power & Automation have announced a new partnership agreement today, aimed at expanding access to purpose-designed energy storage solutions to UK-based customers in marine markets. Together, they increase access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power solutions throughout the sector.

The partnership comes when increasing pressure from IMO to achieve regulations targets means that many marine companies are rapidly adjusting their operations to reduce tier 1, 2 and 3 emissions. The recent push to establish greater, more sustainable offshore sector services in the UK, and growing offshore wind means that many offshore vessel operators are looking to low carbon energy storage solutions

Under the new partnership, MJR Power & Automation will provide customers in the UK with Sterling PlanB energy storage solutions for offshore and short sea vessels, supporting the drive not only for fuel- and cost-saving operations, but a more sustainable long-term solution to meet emissions reduction targets.

“We are delighted to have formed this sales and service partnership with Paul and his team at MJR Power & Automation.  There is no better partner in the UK to distribute, integrate and service Sterling PlanB energy storage solutions,” said Paul Hughes, President of Sterling PlanB. “Their broad multi market reach coupled with their in-depth  experience with  delivery of marine power conversion packages, an exceptional reputation for customer service and a long list of satisfied customers makes MJR Power & Automation an ideal partner to develop this most important market.”

Sterling PlanB’s energy storage systems are engineered to the highest standards of performance and safety, and are designed specifically to integrate with any electrical infrastructure, delivering significant operational and efficiency benefits for vessels running on electric or hybrid power. The system is the only lithium energy storage system third-party verified to fully prevent thermal runaway.

Paul Cairns, Managing Director of MJR Power & Automation said, “this partnership provides a unique avenue for MJR to grow its business in clean technology with world-class energy storage products and the exemplary service that we are already known for. We are proud to add the Sterling PlanB product line to our portfolio.”

About MJR Power & Automation

Operating for over 25 years in the marine, offshore & energy sectors, MJR Power and Automation is a leading specialist in marine power, electrical and automation engineering and provides complete end to end complex projects from design, engineering and construction to installation, commission and worldwide service from its headquarters in Teesside. The business has completed a number of recent high profile, turnkey projects for global leading brands. Its impressive client portfolio includes the likes of Stena, P&O, Subsea 7, Van Oord, TechnipFMC, Boskalis, NOV & JDR to name but a few.