Electric concrete pump powered by MBESS - Powerhub

The construction industry is shifting towards sustainability and efficiency, and we are excited to be part of this revolution. In a striking collaboration between Dura Vermeer and Faber Betonpompen work is underway on TenneT's Target Grid project. This project involves the use of the electric M 42e Putzmeister concrete pump for the construction of various transformer stations. With challenges such as the lack of grid connections at the various locations, we have found a smart solution in the form of a Mobile Battery Energy Storage System (MBESS) to power the concrete pump.

Systems used

During the field test, we used state-of-the-art systems. The electric M 42e Putzmeister concrete pump, the first of its kind in the Netherlands, is connected to the DENS Powerhub (PH-20-300-1160-180DC) battery system. With a capacity of 1160 kWh and an interface capacity of 300 kVA, the Powerhub offers the perfect energy source for emission free building projects.

The electric M 42e Putzmeister concrete pump and Powerhub Mobile Battery Energy Storage System (MBESS)

Connection and start-up

A seamless connection between the systems is essential. To align the different systems between the 500A Powerlocks of the Powerhub and the 125A CEE plug of the concrete pump, we added a distribution box with a 125A plug connection. The Powerhub is cleverly designed and automatically starts up in "grid mode" when no external network connection is available, allowing it to generate a grid on its own to power the concrete pump.

Peak flow

Our measurements have shown that the concrete pump, equipped with a 125A plug, never causes peaks that exceed 125A. This is a testament to the stability and reliability of both the concrete pump and the Powerhub.

Measurements of ampere peaks throughout the day

Energy consumption

During the use of the installation, the State of Charge (SoC) of the Powerhub has dropped from 99% to 87%. This indicates that the Powerhub is efficient and effective in providing the energy needed for the construction operations.

With the ability to power one concrete pump for a week, pumping 2,046 m³ of concrete at a remarkable speed of 66 m³/hour, the possibilities with the Powerhub are endless. It is even capable of powering 3 concrete pumps simultaneously, allowing us to reach new levels of efficiency and productivity.


This field test was a great success and has proven that the DENS Powerhub is a reliable and powerful energy source for concrete pumps. With its impressive capacity and performance, Faber can take it's construction operations to new height.

If you would like to know more or receive the full test report, please feel free to contact us at info@dens.one
We look forward to work with you to build a more sustainable future, one project at a time!

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