Two industry-leading technologies are coming together to future-proof electric propulsion and energy storage for commercial and naval ships 

September 08, 2022 (Vancouver, Canada  / Gjerdsvika, Norway) – Shift Clean Energy (Shift) joins forces with a new Norwegian partner STADT, a leading vendor and system integrator of electric propulsion, to deliver sustainable propulsion and energy storage solutions to the marine industry.  

Shift is enabling the marine industry to transition to zero-emission with safe and efficient battery systems. Shift’s lithium-ion battery-based ESS are used for hybrid or fully electric propulsion systems for marine, offshore and inland waterway applications. Shift’s unique cooling system provides maximized benefits to customers looking to electrify propulsion systems in the marine sector. 

STADT Lean Propulsion® delivers efficient, reliant and noise-free propulsion systems designed for the lifetime of the vessel.  STADT propulsion technology can be interfaced with future and new power-sources of any kind. STADT has supplied electric propulsion and own drive technology to more than 150 vessels in their global operations. 

Brent Perry, CEO at Shift shares, “Partnerships like these are essential for the decarbonization of the marine transport industry. We are proud to announce our new Norway-based partner STADT, as a leading vendor and system integrator of electric propulsion, this partnership will offer our customers reduced operations costs with a high focus on safety and security. It will also support the industry’s vital transition to zero-emissions.”  

Hallvard Slettevoll, CEO at STADT NAVAL AS shares, “I am confident that Shift and STADT will continue to grow together to supply sustainable solutions to the industry while helping to meet requirements from commercial and naval shipowners. We are ecstatic to have formed this partnership with Shift, as pioneers in our own fields our complementary technologies will push forward the electrification of the shipping industry.”  

Shift is a leading supplier of clean energy solutions to the marine market and beyond and is responsible for some of the first electrified vessels in the market, including the first electric ferry in southern Europe in Aveiro, Portugal, and a pilot program to electrify harbor vessels at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.   

About Shift Clean Energy: 

Shift Clean Energy provides energy storage solutions to decarbonize the marine transport industry and other hard to abate sectors. Shift enables customers to meet their climate action and ESG goals with clean energy solutions based on leading-edge energy storage systems. Understood to be the safest and most reliable energy storage solutions on the market today, and the first commercial marine solutions company to offer pay-as-you-go PwrSwäp subscription energy systems.  Customers save money from day one through electrification, integrating ESS and renewable energy for both commercial and maritime applications. Join us on our mission to zero emissions. 

About STADT: 

STADT AS is an innovative manufacturer and system-integrator within the area of Electric Propulsion. The company has for over 35 years developed and produced several generations of AC propulsion- drives, and aims its solutions and professional services towards commercial and navy vessels of any size.  STADT has launched its disruptive and latest generation AC drive technology under the brand STADT Lean Propulsion®.  The technology and solution is patented, with unique features including silent stealth operation and very high efficiency due to low electric power loss in the AC drive.    

The technology has proven very robust, and reliant with an expected lifetime of +30 years. Low service and maintenance costs will secure ship-owners low operational costs over the lifetime of any vessel. (  

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