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Battery stations on shore for Norwegian ferries

Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the shore stations to charge Fjord1 electric ferries at Brekstad and Valset, Norway.

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British Colombia-based Corvus was earlier selected 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. At 66.4 meters long and 14.2 meters wide, each Brekstad-Valset ferry will have a capacity of 50 cars, 6 trucks and 195 passengers. Construction is underway at Havyard Ship Technology with delivery scheduled towards the end of 2018.


Corvus will now supply Orca Energy ESSs for the shore stations at Brekstad and Valset. Each shore station will have a capacity of 565 KWh, charged from the grid with 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 stated.


Corvus Energy will supply nearly 5 MWh of combined stored energy capacity using Orca Energy battery
Corvus Energy will supply nearly 5 MWh of combined stored energy capacity using Orca Energy battery

“A project of this magnitude requires reliable, safe and cost-effective power and energy storage systems”, says Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES, a total system integrator of diesel electric and hybrid electric systems for the global marine market. “With the Orca ESS from Corvus, we achieve all of those objectives.”


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.”

Corvus now counts 140+ projects, totalling over 100MWh and 1.5 million operating hours in its reference list.

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