MJR Power and Automation inks partnership with global marine battery supplier Sterling PlanB


MJR Power and Automation has announced a strategic partnership with one of the largest industrial energy storage experts, Vancouver based Sterling PlanB (SPBES).

The partnership will see MJR Power & Automation provide customers across the UK with energy storage solutions and complete marine hybrid and electric propulsion systems. These solutions will utilize SPBES’ innovative lithium-ion technology, designed and approved for use in both inland and seagoing vessels, ports, harbours and in the offshore sector.

Speaking about the partnership, Paul Cairns, Managing Director at MJR said: “We are delighted to have formed this strategic partnership with Sterling PlanB. There is no doubt they are the world leader in marine energy storage systems and – by adding their product to our portfolio – this enables MJR to further grow our business in the clean technology space.

“Our expertise and knowledge of marine power and propulsion systems, combined with Sterling PlanB’s world leading design and manufacture of energy storage solutions – we are certain – brings an offering to the marketplace that is very much demanded by the marine companies in their drive to reduce fuel costs and develop sustainable long-term solutions that meet global emission reduction targets.”

And, with a greater focus on the UK’s maritime sector and a growing offshore wind industry, the partnership comes on the back of increasing pressure from the International Marine Organisation (IMO) to support marine companies in achieving marine engine regulations and reduce their Tier I, II and III emissions through the introduction of low carbon energy storage.

Commenting on the partnership announcement, Paul Hughes, President of Sterling PlanB said: “We are very pleased to have formed this sales and service partnership with MJR Power & Automation. There is no better partner in the UK to distribute, integrate and service Sterling PlanB energy storage solutions.

“Their broad multi-market reach coupled with their in-depth experience, exceptional reputation for customer service and a long list of satisfied clients, makes MJR an ideal partner to develop this most important market.”