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Published: 4 December 2017
Corvus for new Fjord1 all-electric ferry
Corvus Energy will supply a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric ferry being built by Fjellstrand for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.
With the order Vancouver-based Corvus continues to build its presence in the electric and hybrid ferry market. This latest contract will see it supply the Corvus Orca Energy ESS solution to Norwegian Electric System (NES) for the ferry’s electric power and propulsion system.
“The selection of the Orca Energy ESS demonstrates NES’ and Fjord1’s commitment to environmental sustainability by equipping the ship with the industry’s most advanced and environmentally-friendly technologies that eliminate emissions and reduce operational costs. The all-electric ferry will be equipped with a 2.9MWh Orca Energy ESS to power all vessel operations,”Corvus stated. The new all-electric ferry will operate on the Halhjem-Våge route in Hordaland.
“Corvus Energy is very honoured to have been selected to supply the battery systems for this all-electric ferry”, said Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales at Corvus Energy. “The proven Orca Energy ESS continues to set the standard for maritime energy storage solutions.”
Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) is a system integrator of diesel electric and hybrid electric systems for the global marine market. “This vessel will set a new standard for all-electric ferries. With the Corvus Orca ESS, it will be able to sail further than existing all-electric ferries”, said Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES. Larsen added, “The Orca ESS met all the strict requirements of this project and the technical and commercial support from Corvus’ local Bergen office was instrumental in securing this contract.”
Corvus also offers systems from its Orca portfolio for hybrid and electrical RTG applications, and several systems have been installed in China through ZPMC.