Proud of our team – ShorePowerJordi Visser
We are so proud of our team! We tested and inspected the final cabinet for the ShorePower/Walstroom project in Germany. It will be installed next week at a beautiful location in Germany.The last cabinet is part of a large ShorePower project for which we were the only one in Europe to obtain the Eichrecht certificate.
So what is Echtrecht?
The German National Metrology Institute (PTB) has granted Seijsener the “Baumusterprüfbescheinigung” for Seijsener’s shore power cabinets. This makes the Dutch company the first manufacturer of shore power for ships in Europe to be awarded this ‘Eichrecht’ certificate. In cooperation with partner Ease2Pay, both hardware and software have been developed in such a way that Seijsener guarantees its customers a fair, transparent and traceable transaction.
So what does this mean?
In the Netherlands, every owner of an electric car will undoubtedly recognize the following scenario. Your battery is in urgent need of recharging and you look for the nearest public charging point. Eventually, you connect the car and start charging with a charging card. At the end of the month, you receive an invoice stating how much power and at what price per kWh you have consumed at the charging point in question. In Germany, however, this works differently. There, information collected during a charging session must be very detailed and transparent to the user. This means that the meter must meet quite a few requirements.
Is the meter reading accurate, are the meter readings safely read and transferred and is the bill the user receives from a power supply correct? In Germany, power facilities such as car charging points and shore power cabinets must be set up in such a way that the user can be sure that these 3 points are arranged perfectly. As such, facilities for E-mobility may only be installed there if they fully comply with the strict German calibration law. For the charging of electric cars, a number of parties are already able to offer calibration-compliant charging in Germany. For shore power cabinets, on the other hand, no calibration-compliant facilities were yet available, partly because a number of additional requirements are imposed on shore power facilities compared to the car charging infrastructure.
Do you want to know more about shore power and how we can help you towards a greener world? Contact us today!