New battery factory to serve growing European market

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A Norwegian-Canadian designer and manufacturer of energy storage solutions for marine propulsion and electrical systems opened a second factory in September to meet demand.

Corvus Energy celebrated the grand opening of its automated battery factory in Bergen, Norway. Approximately 450 guests from around the globe attended the opening ceremony, representing ship owners and shipbuilders, marine technology and equipment suppliers, maritime infrastructure, government agencies and innovation centres dedicated to the electrification of the maritime industry.

“There is an electric revolution going on in the maritime sector, and we want to deliver the best solutions in the industry,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. “The Corvus team in Vancouver developed the groundbreaking battery solution that accelerated adoption of zero-emission and hybrid marine propulsion systems, particularly in Norway. With so many of our customers and partners in Norway, it only made sense to add production capacity here, which gives us flexibility and will speed deliveries. Further, automated production will help the Corvus ESSs remain price-competitive.”

The battery factory in Bergen will supply Corvus’ largest market—the growing European market—and contribute to employment in Bergen and across Northern Europe. Built on time and on budget, the factory comprises a robotized and digitized production line with nine robotic stations and a capacity of up to 400 megawatt hours (MWh) per year. From unpacking incoming parts to testing the finished battery module, the entire factory is completely automated.

By Jake Frith

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