Containerized energy storage system



Are you looking for support or purchase information?

ABB’s Containerized Energy Storage  System is a complete, self-contained battery solution for a large-scale marine energy storage. The batteries and converters, transformer, controls, cooling and auxiliary equipment are pre-assembled in the self-contained unit for ‘plug and play’ use. Available for simple on-deck installation for a wide variety of ship types, such as OSVs, container vessels, and ferries.

The system integrates smoothly with vessel systems and is ideal for retrofits and newbuilds. One of the key features is the ability to access the system from outside the unit for further safety and maximized use of space in the container.


Get the benefit of energy storage without rearranging your vessel. The modular on-deck solution can also easily be expanded with extra battery capacity at a later stage.

Turnkey solution

Full turnkey system delivery with standardized physical and digital connections give faster yard turnaround and easy operation of the upgraded power and DP plant.

Lower OPEX

Lowers engine running hours, reduces fuel consumption and engine maintenance costs.


ABB's Containerized Energy Storage System

All-inclusive pre-assembled unit for easier installation and safer maintenance, enabling fuel savings and lower emissions

FAQ about containerized battery storage

What is a containerized energy storage solution?

ABB’s containerized energy storage solution is a complete, self-contained battery solution for a large-scale marine energy storage. The batteries and all control, interface, and auxiliary equipment are delivered in a single shipping container for simple installation on board any vessel.

The standard delivery includes

  • Batteries
  • Power converters
  • Transformer
  • Energy storage control system
  • Cooling & ventilation (air or water)
  • Fire detection

How does containerized energy storage work?

The maritime energy storage system stores energy when demand is low, and delivers it back when demand increases, enhancing the performance of the vessel’s power plant. The flow of energy is controlled by ABB’s dynamic Energy Storage Control System. It enables several new modes of power plant operation which improve responsiveness, reliability, safety, and fuel consumption.

What are the benefits?

Peak Shaving
Level power seen by engines and offset need to start new engines. Benefits include reduced fuel consumption and engine maintenance.

Enhanced dynamic performance
Instant power in support of running engines. Benefits include reduced fuel consumption and enabler for "slower" sources like LNG and fuel cells.

Spinning reserve
Backup power to running generators. Benefits include improved safety and reduced fuel consumption and engine maintenance.

Read more about the benefits of Energy storage

Learn more

Related offerings

Select region / language