Maritime electrification company Echandia starts branch office in Norway

Source: press release, 28 February 2022

Roy Storeng, business development lead for Echandia in Norway
Roy Storeng, business development lead for Echandia in Norway (photo: Echandia)

The Swedish company Echandia, a developer of battery systems for maritime electrification, expands in the Norwegian market through the appointment of industry veteran Roy Storeng to lead the business development for Echandia in Norway. Roy has an extensive background from the maritime and transport industry in Norway and abroad.

Echandia is a developer of zero-emission energy solutions for heavy-duty maritime electrification. Echandia has customers in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, including Cochin Shipyards, building the world’s largest fleet of electric ferries in Kochi, India, and the major global shipyard Damen Shipyard in the Netherlands.

The appointment of Roy Storeng to lead business development for Echandia in Norway marks an important milestone for Echandia on its continued growth journey.

Norway is a front-runner in maritime electrification. Of the total number of fully electrified vessels globally, as much as 36% operate on Norwegian waterways with no other countries coming close. As such, Norway is an important market and will continue to lead the way on the path to a zero-emission global fleet.

Storeng brings extensive experience from the maritime industry, with leading business development positions at Wärtsilä, GE Transportation and Bertel O. Steen.

“We are pleased to welcome Roy to the Echandia team. Entering Norway is an important milestone for Echandia. Norway is an important shipping country with a rapidly growing market for electrification in the maritime sector. With Roy in charge of our expansion, we are in a great position to establish our presence and meet the demands on this market,” says Magnus Eriksson, CEO and founder of Echandia.

“Cutting emissions in the maritime sector is one of the transport industry’s greatest challenges. Echandia is lowering the environmental footprint within the sector by providing world class technology in battery and fuel cell systems for maritime applications. I look forward to joining the Echandia team, and to contribute with my experience and expertise to develop Echandia’s solutions for a sustainable transport industry,” says Roy Storeng.