Shoreside energy storage for battery ferries

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Corvus Energy has announced that it has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply the Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the shore stations at Brekstad and Valset, Norway.

This follows the contract awarded to Corvus Energy in late 2017 to supply the ESSs onboard the two new low-emissions hybrid-electric ferries that will operate on the Brekstad-Valset route, as well as one ferry on the Husavik-Sandvikvåg route—all designed by Multi Maritime and operated by Fjord1.

Each shore station will have a capacity of 565 KWh, charged from the grid with clean, renewable hydro-electric power. The 1137 KWh Corvus Orca Energy ESS systems onboard the Brekstad-Valset ferries are a key component of the NES hybrid-electric propulsion system. Although the ferries will be equipped as hybrid ferries with batteries and diesel engines, the diesel engines will have limited use in docking, or in case of a power outage on the power grid, or during rescue-operations. Normal operation will be all-electric, powered by the Corvus batteries.

“Corvus Energy is very honoured to have been selected to supply the battery systems for the Fjord1 electric ferries and shore stations,” says Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales & Key Account at Corvus Energy. “The Orca Energy ESS continues to set the standard for maritime energy storage solutions due to its innovative approach to performance, safety and affordability.”

By Jake Frith

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