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Corvus Secures CAD 6.5M in EDC financing to grow its international business

Corvus Secures CAD 6.5M in EDC financing to grow its international business

EDC provides CAD 6.5M in financing to cleantech company Corvus Energy Inc. to grow its international business

(OTTAWA)- June 22, 2017

Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced the closing of a CAD $6.5M contract financing credit facility for Richmond, BC-based Corvus Energy (Corvus) Inc.

Corvus designs, develops and manufactures energy storage systems (ESS) and lithium-ion battery solutions for hybrid and electric marine applications to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The financing will allow Corvus to fulfill various export contracts, primarily for hybrid ferries in Europe.

“The electrification of the maritime industry in Europe is accelerating and the award-winning Orca ESS from Corvus Energy is facilitating that transition”, says Andrew Morden, President and CEO of Corvus Energy. “This credit facility will allow Corvus to aggressively ramp up production to meet the growing demand for our technology which now leads the industry in project wins.”

One of EDC’s priorities is to support the global growth potential of Canadian cleantech companies. EDC has a dedicated team to focus on understanding the industry’s needs and delivering the right solutions to help Canadian cleantech companies start up and grow their business internationally.

“Cleantech is one of Canada’s fastest growing sectors and more than half of the industry’s revenues come from exports,” said Carl Burlock, Senior Vice President, Financing, EDC. “With 99 per cent of revenue coming from international contracts, Corvus is a great example of an innovative Canadian company responding to increasing global demand for clean energy technology. EDC is built to help businesses like this grow their sales into new markets.”

EDC is Canada’s leading provider of financing, insurance and bonding for Canadian companies of all sizes that do business outside of Canada.

“If your company works in cleantech and you’re interested in hearing more about expanding to markets outside of Canada, EDC is here to help you,” added Burlock.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including port equipment and large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit: www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:

Sean Puchalski

VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts

(604) 227-0280 ext. 123

spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

 

About EDC

EDC helps Canadian companies go, grow, and succeed in their international business. As a financial Crown corporation, EDC provides financing, insurance, bonding, trade knowledge, and matchmaking connections to help Canadian companies sell and invest abroad. EDC can also provide financial solutions to foreign buyers to facilitate and grow purchases from Canadian companies.

For more information about how we can help your company, call us at

1-888-434-8508 or visit www.edc.ca. 

Spokesperson

Elise Dedekam

Export Development Canada

ededekam@edc.ca

(613) 851-3076

 

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Top hybrid and electric marine propulsion system integrators team up with Corvus Energy for ESS

Top hybrid and electric marine propulsion system integrators team up with Corvus Energy for ESS

On the occasion of being named 2017 Supplier of the Year by Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology journal for the third consecutive year, we at Corvus Energy would like to recognize the companies and the people who specify and integrate Corvus Energy ESS battery systems into their advanced marine propulsion systems.  These designers and executives share our vision of accelerating the shift to environmentally sustainable energy solutions.

Siemens—Leading the greening of the industry, Siemens has supplied propulsion systems for more hybrid and electric vessels than any other integrator. Vessels include Norled, Fjord1 and Scandlines fleet of hybrid ferries, a Norled all-electric ferry, as well as a variety of hybrid tugboat, fishing, and offshore drilling platform supply vessels.
“Siemens is an industry leader in the development of environmentally friendly propulsion technologies. For smaller vessels, we have developed BlueDrive PlusC, an extremely flexible, compact and high-capacity electric hybrid propulsion system which is designed to provide maximum efficiency. When integrated with a Corvus lithium ESS we can nearly eliminate all emissions.”
Ole Johan Hungnes, Sales Manager, Siemens Marine

Wärtsilä—Wärtsilä provided the propulsion systems for Norled’s full-electric ferry, Fogelfonn, and is currently retrofitting their second Eidesvik Offshore drilling platform supply vessel.
“Corvus Energy, and more specifically the Orca Energy ESS, was selected for its compelling safety, performance and return on investment. Based on the innovative approach of Orca and Corvus’ industry leading experience, ship owner Eidesvik has complete trust in this solution.”
Dag Håvard Håvardsholm, Wärtsilä

Elkon—Elkon of Turkey has provided the propulsion systems used in two Seaspan hybrid cargo ferries in British Columbia, Canada.
“Integrating the proven Corvus ESS technology into our new LNG-battery vessels will help us achieve our goal of minimizing the environmental impact of our operations, while reducing fuel consumption and operating costs. Corvus’ experience, industry leadership and safety record made it an easy decision to utilize their battery systems.”
Jonathan Whitworth, CEO, Seaspan

Aspin Kemp & Associates—Applied in hybrid tugboats and dive support vessels, Aspin Kemp & Associates has integrated Corvus Energy ESS into its hybrid propulsion systems.
“XeroPoint hybrid has been proven to offer significant benefits. The diesel-electric system illustrates our ability to allow the operator to configure their power plant based on their specific operational requirements, ultimately resulting in improved performance and safety.”
John Eldridge, Hybrid Project Manager, Aspin Kemp & Associates

BAE Systems—BAE Systems is supplying their HybriDrive Propulsion System in a 500-passenger tour boat, a hybrid catamaran dive platform and research lab, and a 132-foot Brigantine Tall Ship.
“Our ongoing collaboration with Corvus Energy adds significant value to our hybrid system programs, and we look forward to continuing that work.”
Yesh Premkumar, Project Manager of Fuel Cell and Maritime Programs, BAE Systems

Ingeteam—Ingeteam provided the propulsion system for Dutch operator TESO’s hybrid ferry.
“TESO’s investment shows our ongoing commitment to increasing efficiency in our systems. These efficiencies will not only benefit the company and customers in terms of reduced costs, but also the environment in terms of reduced emissions.”
Cees de Waal, Directeur, TESO

Halvorsen Power Systems—Halvorsen is taking the lead on the retrofit of a Norwegian marine research vessel.
“The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus was an extremely compelling solution for this application. By combining industry leading safety, performance and economic feasibility, Corvus has achieved the ultimate maritime ESS and we really enjoy working closely with the skilled and enthusiastic Corvus team.”
Hans Petter Heggebø, CEO, Halvorsen Power Systems

General Electric— GE’s Power Conversion business has built a marine power test facility and customer demonstration center that integrates  GE technologies and the Orca ESS from Corvus Energy, for merchant, naval and offshore applications.
“GE selected Corvus after a rigorous evaluation process, based on their superior safety, functionality and advanced design. We look forward to utilizing the Orca ESS to add significant value to our hybrid systems in our marine and other markets and to demonstrating it to our customers in our new customer demonstration center.”
Jon Childs, GE Marine Application Engineering

ACEL—The Norwegian integrator is doing testing across multiple maritime applications.
“ACEL selected Corvus based on their innovative leadership in the marine ESS market which is proven by the performance capabilities, safety and design of their new Orca ESS. We look forward to utilizing the Orca ESS to add significant value to our marine projects well into the future.”
Hans-Tore Jenssen, Department Manager Power System,  ACEL

CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE)—In a related maritime application, CCCCSEE has integrated Corvus Energy ESS into hybrid RTG port cranes for Shanghai’s Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. (“ZPMC”), the world’s largest port crane manufacturer.
“CCCCSEE continues its corporate vision of industry leading engineering excellence with the advanced integration of energy storage technology to our port operations infrastructure, and Corvus technology is a cornerstone of this strategy. Corvus battery systems deployed last year have met and exceeded expectations in performance and cost savings. The proven performance, durability and reliability of its battery systems is ideally suited for the demands of our industrial applications.”
Gao Jianzhong, Chief Engineer, CCCCSEE

We have also had the pleasure of working with numerous other industry leaders, and look forward to telling you about many more projects in the future. Subscribe to Corvus Energy Updates or Follow Corvus Energy on LinkedIn for all the latest news.

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Corvus Energy wins top industry awards for third consecutive year

Corvus Energy wins top industry awards for third consecutive year

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Corvus Energy wins top industry awards for third consecutive year

Corvus Energy wins both Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year at the 2017 Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Awards

Richmond, B.C. – June 13, 2017 – Corvus Energy has been awarded both ‘Supplier of the Year’ and ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the 2017 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards being held at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo. This is the third consecutive year that Corvus has received the Supplier of the Year award and a first time win for Innovation of the Year. The award recipients are decided up on by a panel of highly regarded industry experts.

“Battery technology is at the heart of electric and hybrid marine propulsion technology. Corvus is a true leader in this area and its growth and achievements in 2016 serve as a reminder of how important this company continues to be”, said awards panel judge Martyn Lasek, editor, Ship & Bunker.

The awards were presented to Willie Wagen, Corvus Energy Global VP of Sales & Marketing and Managing Director of Europe, on the final day of another very successful Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo taking place in Amsterdam. “The team at Corvus is very pleased to have been selected once again as Supplier of the Year and extremely proud to have also been awarded Innovation of the Year for the industry leading Orca ESS”, said Wagen. Adding, “over a year ago Corvus set out to design and develop the world’s best energy storage system. The result of that was Orca ESS, the safest, highest performing, and most cost effective ESS for all-electric and hybrid applications. Orca ESS is accelerating the transition to electrification for many operators and ship owners. No other firm understands this technology and industry better than Corvus and we have the greatest number of installations & upcoming projects to prove it.”

Further recognition from awards judges: “Corvus’ exceptional growth and high spending on R&D merit recognition for a third consecutive year as the company’s innovative solutions, and especially the Orca ESS, gain rapid acceptance among customers” – Jack O’Connell, senior editor, The Maritime Executive.

Following the successful launch of Orca ESS at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo one year ago, Corvus has won over 2 dozen new projects totalling over 15MWh that will utilize Orca ESS. In total, Corvus Energy has deployed 70+ installations with over 43MWh installed and now exceeding 1 million operating hours. Corvus has unsurpassed experience and knowledge that enables revolutionary innovation.

“Corvus has shown again why it is at the forefront of one of the fastest-growing maritime sectors. An impressive performance that bodes well for the future for the company”, concluded Rich Miller, managing editor, Professional Mariner and American Ship Review.

About Orca ESS

The Orca ESS product line was specifically designed and built to meet the needs of maritime applications at the industry’s highest levels of performance and safety, while making economic sense to ship owners and builders. No other maritime ESS has been designed with as much real field experience and performance data than Orca has.

Rather than a single product approach, the Orca ESS product line delivers a range of products which are designed to meet the various needs of maritime customers. Orca Energy is ideal for applications that require large amounts of energy such as ferries and merchant vessels, while Orca Power was designed for applications that require a seamless response to dynamic power loads such as offshore supply vessels and port equipment.

With the industry’s highest C-Rates, unparalleled density and increased lifespan, Orca ESS solutions are designed to scale for applications of all sizes, up to and beyond 10MWh, at a lower total cost of ownership.

In addition to the superior performance and economic advantages, the purpose-built Orca product line also includes industry leading innovations related to safety and operations. Among those innovations, both Orca Energy and Orca Power feature patented-pending technology that delivers cell-level thermal runaway isolation. This unprecedented level of safety is standard across the Orca ESS product line and does not require active cooling techniques, such as liquid cooling for it to be effective. Additional innovations such as ‘blind-mate’ power connections contained within the rack, eliminate the need for cables and manual connections resulting in enhanced reliability, increased safety and reduced installation costs.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy to Display Advances in Industry-Leading Energy Storage Solution at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017

Corvus Energy to Display Advances in Industry-Leading Energy Storage Solution at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017

At the upcoming Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, June 6-8, Corvus Energy will display the latest enhancement to its Orca™ product lines—Orca Energy and Orca Power—the industry’s safest and most capable Li-ion battery systems for energy storage and electric power applications. “We expect particular interest in our liquid-cooled battery systems that make it possible to discharge and charge at the highest C-rates in the industry,” says Sean Puchalski, VP of Strategic Marketing & Accounts at Corvus Energy.

It was almost a year ago that Corvus Energy was awarded Supplier of the Year at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards. It was the second consecutive year that Corvus Energy had received the award, prompting awards panel judge, John Snyder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Marine Log to declare, “It’s hard to find a hybrid or electric marine power project that they don’t have a hand in.”

The pace has not slowed for Corvus Energy in the past year, with the release of its Orca™ product line and expanded adoption of Corvus energy storage solutions in maritime applications—both on land and at sea.

“We at Corvus Energy are thrilled that we continue to be selected by leading propulsion system partners and shipbuilders who share our vision of cleaner energy solutions,” reports Puchalski. “Since the launch of Orca less than a year ago, we have won 24 deals totaling 15MWh, and the technology advancements in our latest Orca product releases will only improve the viability of our systems in a greater range of maritime applications.”

In the past year, Corvus Energy has cemented its relationship with Scandlines with a long-term agreement to remotely monitor and service the Corvus battery systems on Scandlines hybrid ferries—the world’s largest fleet of newbuilt and retrofitted hybrid ferries.

Corvus Energy also provided the Energy Storage System (ESS) for three cargo ferries: two LNG-battery hybrids for Seaspan Ferries of Canada transporting cargo in the waters of British Columbia, and one hybrid in partnership with Halvorsen Power Systems to operate in Danish waters. “The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus was an extremely compelling solution for this application,” said Hans Petter Heggebø, CEO at Halvorsen Power Systems AS. “By combining industry leading safety, performance and economic feasibility, Corvus has achieved the ultimate maritime ESS with Orca and we really enjoy working closely with the skilled and enthusiastic Corvus team in Bergen.”

The sheer variety of marine applications in which Corvus Energy has been involved in the past year—which include two European polar expedition cruise ships, research and fish farm support vessels in Norway, and a San Francisco Bay area’s Educational Tall Ship—highlight the range of interest in electric and hybrid propulsion systems in waterways around the globe.

On land, maritime ports in China are leading the way in reducing emissions by using hybrid gantry cranes incorporating Corvus energy storage solutions. “Gantry cranes have demanding power requirements, and the compact and rugged nature of Corvus battery systems fits the application well,” say Puchalski. “Offsetting demands on diesel generators, and recovering energy from container lowering, can reduce fuel consumption by 55% to 75% and dramatically reduce emissions.”

Visit Corvus Energy at Booth E2010 at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo.

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Corvus Energy Orca ESS to power one of the world’s cleanest offshore platform supply vessels

Corvus Energy Orca ESS to power one of the world’s cleanest offshore platform supply vessels

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Corvus Energy Orca ESS to power one of the world’s cleanest offshore platform supply vessels

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca Energy ESS has been selected by Wärtsilä to provide battery power to the Eidesvik Viking Princess

Richmond, B.C. – May 30, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for the retrofit of an offshore platform supply vessel, the Viking Princess. Corvus will be supplying the industry leading Orca Energy ESS solution for the project. The Viking Princess is the second Eidesvik platform supply vessel to adopt a Corvus energy storage system, following the Viking Lady.

The Viking Princess is a state-of-the-art offshore supply vessel designed to safely service offshore installations in the extremely harsh waters of the North Sea. The 533kWh Orca Energy ESS will be installed on the vessel in a hybrid arrangement, replacing one LNG genset, approved by DNVGL & NMA as spinning reserve resulting in 1 tonne of fuel savings per day.

“Corvus Energy is honoured to be working with Wärtsilä and Eidesvik once again, on the retrofit of the Viking Princess”, says Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy. “The first Eidesvik ship powered by a Corvus ESS, the Viking Lady, has become a well-known industry case study of a hybrid-electric vessel. We are excited to demonstrate on the Viking Princess that the well-documented benefits of an ESS on offshore vessels can be achieved at a lower cost to ship owners, thereby improving the economic rationale for such deployments.”

“Corvus Energy, and more specifically the Orca Energy ESS, was selected for its compelling safety, performance and return on investment”, said Dag Håvard Håvardsholm of Wärtsilä. “Based on the innovative approach of Orca and Corvus’ industry leading experience, ship owner Eidesvik has complete trust in this solution.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus designed and built the Orca ESS solutions portfolio based on the experience from 70+ installations utilizing a Corvus ESS, totaling over 35MWh and 1 million operating hours. Rather than a single product, the Orca ESS product line delivers a range of products which are designed to meet the needs of various marine customers.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy showcases energy storage innovation at Nor-Shipping 2017

Corvus Energy showcases energy storage innovation at Nor-Shipping 2017

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Corvus Energy showcases energy storage innovation at Nor-Shipping 2017

Corvus Energy joins innovation leaders at the Norwegian Centre of Expertise Maritime Cleantech Pavilion

Richmond, B.C. – May 29, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it will be presenting at Nor-Shipping 2017 as part of the Norwegian Center of Expertise (NCE) Maritime CleanTech Pavilion in the Disruptive Sustainability Hall.

The Nor-Shipping exhibition showcases the best and latest in maritime technology, services and solutions. Presenting the latest insights into energy storage for maritime applications on behalf of Corvus Energy:

  • Geoff Crocker, Director of Product Management & Technical Sales:
    • Inside a state-of-the-art marine ESS – Tuesday May 30th
  • Willie Wagen, Global VP of Sales and Marketing, Managing Director of Europe:
    • Panel: Does industry need to collaborate or be disrupted out of business? – Wednesday 31 May, 10:30 – 11:30 Disruptive Room, Hall A
    • Global trends driving ESS adoption – Thursday June 1st

Corvus Energy, along with other leading innovators such as Bostek, NorthSea Container Line, Servogear, The Switch Norway, Wärtsilä and Westcon Power & Automation, will highlight innovative technologies that will enable the industry to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Specifically, Crocker & Wagen will be discussing Orca ESS, the worlds safest and most technically advanced maritime ESS. Designed and built specifically for the maritime industry, the innovative Orca ESS product line represents the future of maritime ESS solutions.

An all-electric or hybrid propulsion system powered by a Corvus Energy Storage System (ESS) makes vessels more efficient by reducing fuel and maintenance costs. A reliable source of always-available instant power, a Corvus ESS will also improve vessel responsiveness and safety. Since introducing the concept of energy storage to the marine industry, Corvus has led the market with its innovative and cost effective solutions.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy Earns Accolades for its Role in Clean Energy Adoption

Corvus Energy Earns Accolades for its Role in Clean Energy Adoption

Corvus Energy has been named a finalist in the BC Tech Association’s Technology Impact Awards in two categories: Excellence in Product Innovation and Adoption of Technology along with Seaspan Ferries Corporation.

We are seeing a welcome interest and increasing commitment—particularly in Scandinavian countries and recently in Canada—towards cleaner energy sources for marine propulsion systems.

Driven largely by forward-thinking government agencies and visionary vessel owners and shipbuilders, fleets of diesel-powered drives are being retrofitted or replaced with hybrid or fully electric propulsion. The result is reduced combustion of diesel fuel, lower CO2 and other GHG emissions, less particulate air pollution, and quieter operation. “The vision of sustainable energy is core to Corvus Energy’s corporate mission,” says Corvus Energy president and CEO, Andrew Morden. “We are thrilled to be recognized as leaders in this movement.”

Corvus Energy battery systems have been integral to the designs of numerous first-ever and award-winning hybrid and electric marine vessels. Corvus Energy is proud to have collaborated with the following companies to showcase a variety of environmentally progressive energy solutions:

Seaspan Ferries – Canada. Two Seaspan cargo ferries are the first dual-fuel Diesel/LNG and battery energy storage hybrid ferries outside of Europe. Corvus Energy battery systems are used for spinning reserve and power for responsive harbour maneuvering. The innovative hybrid propulsion system reduces fossil fuel emissions and greatly improves operational efficiency and safety. Corvus Energy and Seaspan are finalists in the category of Adoption of Technology for the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.
Read the Seaspan press release

Norled – Norway: The world’s first battery-driven, zero-emissions car ferry replaces a conventional diesel-powered ferry that consumed one million liters of diesel fuel annually and produced roughly 2,680 tonnes of CO2 and 37 tonnes of nitrogen oxides annually. The project earned the prestigious title of Ship of the Year awarded by Norwegian trade journal Skipsrevyen. Corvus Energy provides propulsion and house power, as well as shore charging stations.
Read the Norled case study

Scandlines – Denmark: Corvus Energy has become the standard electric battery power solution for the Scandlines fleet of hybrid ferries. Fuel consumption has been reduced to almost one third per crossing per car. Fini Hansen, Technical Superintendent, Fleet Management at Scandlines Denmark, says, “The system reduces the vessels’ pollution impact while in port, improves fuel efficiency and extends the life of the diesel drivelines by a factor of three.”
Read the Scandlines case study

Østensjø Rederi – Norway: Corvus Energy batteries are used in two offshore oil drilling platform supply vessels—Edda Ferd and Edda Freya—to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by allowing the vessel’s diesel generator to operate at optimal efficiency. The North Sea platform supply vessel was awarded the prestigious Environmental Award by Offshores Support Journal.
Read the Østensjø Rederi case study

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Corvus Energy to Deliver Battery Solutions to Cut Emissions in Chinese Ports

Corvus Energy to Deliver Battery Solutions to Cut Emissions in Chinese Ports

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Corvus Energy to Deliver Battery Solutions to Cut Emissions in Chinese Ports

Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS to Power Multiple Hybrid RTG Cranes at Changshu Port

Richmond, BC – April 13, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for four hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) for CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE). The RTGs are the first of many cranes at the Chinese Port of Changshu to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS.

Corvus Energy will supply its latest generation ESS, Orca Energy, for the retrofit of four RTGs that will be converted to battery hybrid-electric cranes by integrator CCCCSEE. Unlike conventional diesel electric port cranes, the hybrid version is powered primarily from the Orca Energy ESS resulting in fuel savings of up to 65% with the added benefits of reduced operating costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower noise levels at the terminal. This order represents the first port equipment order to leverage the industry leading performance, safety, reliability and cost effectiveness of the Orca Energy ESS.

“This latest order from CCCCSEE for the Port of Changshu, once again proves the viability of energy storage for the hybridization of industrial equipment such as port cranes. The design and performance of Orca Energy enables the ESS to support aggressive load profiles with a significant reduction in cost.” says Sean Puchalski, Vice President Strategic Marketing of Corvus Energy. “With dozens of RTGs now using a Corvus Energy ESS, Corvus technology continues to be the answer for progressive port operators worldwide, who seek to increase efficiencies while reducing emissions and the environmental impact of their operations.”

“Corvus has positively shifted the economics and viability of converting diesel port equipment to battery hybrid-electric with Orca Energy. Exceeding all requirements and expectations with Orca Energy ESS, Corvus technology is a solid cornerstone of our advanced technology solutions strategy and the proven performance, durability and reliability of its battery systems is ideally suited to the demands of our industrial applications,” said Gao Jianzhong, Chief Engineer, CCCCSEE.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including port equipment and large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit: www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:

Sean Puchalski

VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts

(604) 227-0280 ext. 123

spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy signs long-term service agreement for world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet

Corvus Energy signs long-term service agreement for world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet

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Corvus Energy signs long-term service agreement for world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet

Corvus Energy has been awarded a long-term contract to provide service & maintenance to Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet

Richmond, B.C – April 10, 2017 – Corvus Energy has been awarded a 10-year long-term service and maintenance agreement for the entire Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet. The comprehensive multi-year contract includes both traditional service & maintenance of the fleets’ energy storage systems, plus Corvus’ remote condition-based monitoring service, WatchmanTM.

Demonstrating their unequalled leadership in environmental sustainability, Scandlines was the first ferry operator to build and operate large ROPAX (roll-on/off passenger) hybrid ferries that combine traditional diesel power with advanced battery power. Scandlines utilizes Corvus’ lithium-ion based energy storage systems throughout the entire fleet to provide the battery power.

“We thank Scandlines for their continued confidence in our products and services as they execute their ambitious environmental strategy,” said Ronald Hansen, Global Head of Service & Commissioning for Corvus Energy. “Supported by our highly experienced technical experts, our strong presence in the region and working closely with Scandlines, our advanced services and maintenance solutions will help ensure the Scandlines hybrid ferries operate reliably for many years to come.”

“Scandlines is very pleased to continue and expand our long partnership with Corvus Energy. Beginning with Corvus in 2012, their industry leading energy storage technology has become the standard electric battery power solution for all of our hybrid vessels,” said Fini Hansen, Technical Superintendent of Fleet Management at Scandlines.

On February 5th 2017, Scandlines put their two newest Corvus powered hybrid ferries, the M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen, into regular service on their Rostock-Gedser route between Denmark and Germany. Along with the decreased environmental impact, the fuel consumption of the vessels has been reduced to almost one third per crossing per car compared to the previous ferries used on the same route.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski

VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy as one of the NCE Maritime CleanTech companies to showcase at the Nor-Shipping Disruptive Sustainability Hall

http://www.nor-shipping.com/press-release-nce-maritime-cleantech-companies-flock-shipping-disruptive-sustainability-hall/

Press release: NCE Maritime CleanTech companies flock to Nor-Shipping Disruptive Sustainability Hall

Seven of the key players in the Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE) Maritime CleanTech cluster have signed up for Nor-Shipping 2017’s ground-breaking Disruptive Sustainability exhibition hall.

Bostek, Corvus Energy, NorthSea Container Line, Servogear, The Switch Norway, Wärtsilä and Westcon Power & Automation will all showcase their abilities in a unique space that aims to challenge convention and embrace innovation, priming the industry to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Nor-Shipping, the leading maritime event week, taking place across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm from 30 May to 2 June, has dedicated the whole of its Hall A to the concept. In doing so it hopes to open the industry door to new ways of thinking, working together and innovative technologies – taking ideas and influence from outside arenas, such as the tech and business sectors, and building a platform for fresh collaborations.

According to Sofia Fürstenberg, Nor-Shipping’s Project Manager for Disruptive Sustainability, NCE Maritime CleanTech is the perfect partner for this new philosophy.
“This cluster, situated on the West Coast of Norway, is a global leader in developing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies that have the potential to transform sea transportation,” Fürstenberg notes. “Through a unique collaborative approach, where there is a cross fertilisation of ideas and opportunity, they arrive at solutions that impact upon every link in the maritime value chain, from subsea, to marine and throughout the energy sector.

“They will deliver a range of memorable takeaways for the 35,000 people that visit Nor-Shipping, showcasing green hybrid and electric solutions, alongside technology that enables increased digitalisation and the shift towards autonomy. For us, this cluster, which won the prize as Norway´s leading innovation environment in 2016, encapsulates the concept, opportunity and huge benefits of Disruptive Sustainability.”

NCE Maritime CleanTech will join a range of high profile exhibitors that have already booked their place in the 1245 sq. m hall, including DNV GL, DNB and Siemens. Billed as a dark, immersive and uniquely engaging space, it’s an experience that Hege Økland, CEO of NCE Maritime CleanTech, is looking forward to.
“This concept is perfect for our cluster,” she comments. “We intend to showcase sustainable solutions that disrupt industry norms, pointing the way towards new possibilities for the future maritime sector.”

“Cluster collaboration is decisive for green innovation. We represent companies that have developed the first zero-emission car ferry in the world, the first hybrid-OSV, and, later this year, a new solution for inductive charging. And that’s just mentioning a few of our collective achievements. ‘Seeing is believing’ and at Nor-Shipping we aim to present our ground-breaking solutions in a way that will inspire, engage and connect with today’s, and tomorrow’s, key maritime players.”

Alongside Hall A, Nor-Shipping offers a further five themed halls, covering the full spectrum of maritime products, services and solutions. In total, almost 1,000 companies will be showcasing themselves to the industry, future talent and shipping value chain stakeholders.

Nor-Shipping is also presenting a diverse and powerful speaker and event line-up, with a packed programme of business and social gatherings across city centre Oslo and its facilities in Lillestrøm.

Nor-Shipping 2017
Nor-Shipping 2017 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 30 May to 2 June 2017.

The main exhibition features five themed halls:
Disruptive Sustainability in Hall A
IT & Navigation in Hall B
Safety & Rescue in Hall C
Shipbuilding & Repair in Hall D
Maritime Services & Logistics in Hall E
Propulsion & Machinery in Hall E

A full programme of events, initiatives and keynote speakers will be released on the Nor-Shipping website soon http://www.nor-shipping.com

For further information please contact:
Birgit M. Liodden
Director Nor-Shipping
Tel.: +47 95 17 13 89
Mail: bml@nor-shipping.com

Per Martin Tanggaard
Exhibition Director Nor-Shipping
Mobile: +47 97 76 77 45
Email: pmt@nor-shipping.com
Sofia Fürstenberg
Project manager – Disruptive Sustainability
Mobile: +45 40 19 02 34
Email: disruptive@nor-shipping.com

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