Corvus ESS for five more battery ferries

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Canadian battery specialist Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.

The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. This follows a previous order in November 2017 to supply the ESSs for three similar newbuilt Fjord1 ferries that will operate on the Hareid-Sulesund route.

Each of the five all-electric ferries, which are 111 metres in length and hold 120 cars, will be equipped with a 2.9 MWh Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion systems. They are expected to be delivered in 2019.

“Fjord1 continues to forge a very progressive path towards environmentally sustainable operations with these additional all-electric ferries,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES, a total system integrator of electric systems for the global marine market. With respect to their ESS selection, he remarks, “The proven reliability, safety and performance of the air-cooled Orca ESS was important in awarding this contract to Corvus Energy.”

Corvus Energy now claims to provide battery power to more hybrid or all-electric ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined. Corvus says it has supplied 140+ projects, totalling over 100MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

By Jake Frith

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