As pressure to achieve IMO regulations increases, the partnership provides easy access to marine energy storage in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.


Vancouver, Canada – February 23, 2021 – Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and technical sales, installation and service company Gebhard Electro have announced a new partnership agreement today. The partnership is aimed at expanding access to purpose-designed energy storage solutions to marine customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Together, they increase access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power solutions throughout the region.

The partnership comes when increasing scrutiny and regulations tfrom IMO and EU green legislation means that many marine companies are rapidly adjusting their operations to reduce emissions. The recent push to establish greener inland waterway transportation, and a fast growing offshore wind industry means that many operators are looking to low carbon energy storage solutions.

Under the new partnership, Gebhard Electro will provide customers in the Netherlands with Sterling PlanB energy storage solutions for inland, offshore and short sea vessels. In so doing, together they support the drive not only for 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 Gerard and his team at Gebhard Electro.  There is no better partner in the Netherlands to distribute and service our equipment,” said Brent Perry, CEO of Sterling PlanB. “Their experience with delivery of marine power packages, exceptional reputation for customer service, and long list of satisfied customers makes Gebhard an ideal partner to develop this important market.”

Gerard Kraaij, Managing Director of Gebhard Electro said, “this partnership provides a unique avenue for Gebhard to grow its business by providing 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.”

Sterling PlanB’s energy storage systems are engineered to the highest standards of performance and safety. They 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.


About Gebhard Electro

75 years ago, Gebhard Electro was established and started as an installation company. Now, Gebhard Electro has developed itself into an electrical system integrator in the maritime and industrial market. We have our own engineer department, own production, own installation team and our own service team. We offer complete electrical solutions and subsystems. With our broad knowledge and experience, we are able to give advice and have an obsessive focus on customer satisfaction. Visit