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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

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

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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Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new cruise ships

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new cruise ships

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for two new polar expedition cruise ships

Richmond, B.C. – March 6, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new polar expedition cruise vessels being built for a European expedition cruise operator. Corvus will supply its Orca Energy ESS to provide supplemental energy to the vessels in order to improve performance and reduce both operating costs and emissions.

The two new state-of-the-art vessels will be designed and customized specifically for polar expedition voyages. The selection of the Orca Energy ESS demonstrates the ship owner’s commitment to environmental sustainability by equipping the ships with advanced environmentally-friendly technology to reduce emissions. Each polar exploration vessel has capacity for a 6MWh Orca Energy ESS to provide operational power. The Energy Storage System will not only reduce fuel and operating costs but it will also drastically reduce the environmental impact of each vessel. In alignment with the operator’s goal of environmental sustainability, and while providing its passengers with the experience of exploring some of the world’s most exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled natural surroundings, the vessels will be capable of sailing silently on ESS battery power alone into pristine locations, lifting the natural experience to an entirely new level for cruise ships.

“The selection of Orca ESS for these two large and technologically advanced expedition cruise ships is further validation of Orca’s industry leading safety, performance and reliability innovations”, says Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy. Adding, “Corvus is honoured to have Orca ESS as an integral part of the customer’s objective of designing these ships with the world’s most innovative ship technology. Orca’s advancements on safety and performance have not only caught this customer’s attention but also the attention of ship builders and integrators around the globe.”

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 65+ vessels 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. Orca Energy is ideal for applications that require large amounts of energy such as cruise ships, ferries and merchant vessels, while Orca Power has been designed for applications that require a seamless response to dynamic power loads such as offshore supply vessels and port equipment.

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

Corvus Energy announces availability of liquid-cooling for Orca ESS

Corvus Energy announces availability of liquid-cooling for Orca ESS

Corvus Energy has announced the immediate availability of a liquid cooling option for its Orca ESS solutions for unique environmental and performance requirements

Richmond, B.C – February 23, 2017 – Corvus Energy, the world’s leading manufacturer of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime industries, is pleased to announce the availability of Orca LQ – a liquid cooled variant of its ground breaking, next-generation Orca ESS. Expanding the ESS product line, this latest option in the Orca ESS portfolio has been designed to specifically meet the demanding requirements of extreme environments and ultra high performance use cases. In keeping with rest of the Orca portfolio, the Orca LQ will provide the industry’s highest levels of performance and safety while making economic sense to ship owners and builders.

“Building on the incredible performance and affordability of Orca Energy, we have added the liquid cooled option for applications where there is a critical need to control the battery temperature”, says David Lokhorst, VP Engineering of Corvus Energy. “Our ability to match the ESS solution to the customer application is enabled by the knowledge and experience gained as the leading provider of ESS solutions. As a result, no other ESS provider can provide a fit-for-purpose ESS as cost effectively as Corvus Energy.”

As the market leader for maritime ESS, Corvus Energy designed the Orca ESS product line based on experience from 50+ vessels currently utilizing a Corvus ESS, totaling over 35MWh installed and 1 million operating hours. Each Orca solution leverages the knowledge gained from this industry leading experience to optimally solve the needs of different applications. Rather than a single product approach, the Orca ESS product line delivers a range of products which are designed to meet those various needs. 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.

Orca ESS solutions equipped with liquid cooling are built on the same Orca platform as the air-cooled solutions, which includes industry leading innovations related to safety and operations. Among those innovations, both Orca Energy and Orca Power feature patented 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 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

AAM Wins Hybrid Passenger Vessel Contract

AAM Wins Hybrid Passenger Vessel Contract

MarineLink
February 13, 2017
All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), inked a deal for the construction of a new hybrid electric passenger vessel to be delivered to the Red and White Fleet of San Francisco, California.  The contract for the new 600 passenger aluminum monohull was signed during the recent annual Maritrends Conference put on by the Passenger Vessel Association.
AAM’s latest contract follows an earlier announcement made by the company regarding a construction agreement for a 500 passenger aluminum monohull tour boat for Argosy Cruises of Seattle, WA.  Both operators were originally pursuing construction contracts for steel monohulls, but AAM was successfully able to demonstrate considerable savings in construction and maintenance costs with an aluminum design, while ensuring delivery of a robust and solid hull structure.  These contracts bode well for AAM, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is in the process of moving into a brand new purpose-built ship building facility at nearby Squalicum Harbor.  Argosy will take delivery of their vessel in the late fall and the Red and White Fleet will receive their new craft in the late spring of 2018.
The new vessel for Red and Fleet, to be christened, Enhydra, will be the first aluminum hulled, Lithium-Ion battery-electric hybrid vessel built from the keel up under US Coast Guard subchapter-K passenger vessel regulations and the latest guidelines for structural fire protection.  The vessel will be 128’ long with a moulded beam of 30’ and is specifically designed for harbor tours of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.  Guests on board Enhydra will be able to experience amazing views of the bay and cityscape from each of the three decks, complete with their own convenient snack bar.  The second level offers a full wrap around viewing deck with access to the enlarged bow foredeck, which is sure to become a favorite photo spot.  The top deck is completely open and offers plenty of outdoor seating for sun soaking or respite from the busyness of the city.
All American Marine partnered with BAE Systems (BAESY) to design and integrate the complete battery electric hybrid system.  BAE Systems will supply their HybriDrive Propulsion System that includes a generator, control system, and AC electric traction motor.  The generator will mount to a variable speed Cummins (CMI) QSL9 410 mhp@2100 rpm diesel engine.  The motor generator offers diesel-electric operation of the AC traction motor which is coupled directly to the propulsion shaft.    With this configuration, torque is immediately available for the propeller and the speed can be precisely controlled without the need for a reduction gear.
The hybrid system will also utilize battery power from two 80 kWh Lithium-ion battery packs.  The batteries will come from Corvus Energy and are supplied under their next generation Orca Energy line.  The BAE HybridDrive system can automatically utilize full electric battery operation at slower speeds and when maneuvering in and out of the harbor.  At higher speeds, the generator will automatically engage and augment the additional power demands of the traction motor.  The battery system is sufficient to meet the entire demand of the vessel’s hotel load while at the same time providing silent and emission-free operation of the propulsion system during an evening sunset cruise.  Red and White Fleet’s Vice President of Operations, Joe Burgard, expressed “We are very pleased with the team All American Marine has put together to deliver this unique vessel and are eager for our guests to experience San Francisco Bay from the silent decks of the Enhydra in 2018. We see the propulsion configuration on the Enhydra as phase one in our move toward the full electrification of our fleet. Stay tuned for phase two.”
 
All American Marine Inc., located on the shores of Bellingham Bay, was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats.  Today, the company has become a leading builder of high speed passenger catamarans, monohull tour boats, survey craft, and research vessels.  All American Marine is the exclusive builder for Teknicraft Design Ltd. catamarans in North America.
Founded in 1892, the historic Red and White Fleet is legendary for its premier San Francisco Cruises. Family owned, the Red and White Fleet is committed to environmental sustainability and community education as one of the oldest businesses operating in the San Francisco Bay area.
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New Battery System for Shanghai Port Cranes

New Battery System for Shanghai Port Cranes

The Maritime Executive

ShanghaiShanghai

By MarEx 2017-02-09 18:50:52

Corvus Energy will provide newly-designed lithium-ion energy storage systems for a hybrid rubber-tired gantry crane (RTG) designed by CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering.

The new solution, being taken up by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry, the world’s largest port crane manufacturer, is a smaller, ultra high power, liquid cooled system designed specifically to meet the RTG power requirements more cost effectively.

The first order is destined for Shanghai International Port Group and will be installed in Yidong Terminal, Shanghai.

Unlike conventional diesel electric port cranes, the CCCC hybrid version is powered primarily from the Corvus system resulting in fuel savings of up to 65 percent, says Corvus, with the added benefits of reduced operating costs with less greenhouse gas emissions and lower noise levels at the terminal.

Corvus makes industrial-grade lithium ion batteries that are used for making hybrid and electric ships, offshore drill rigs and port equipment. These batteries are combined into the diesel-electric drive trains of these industrial vehicles. The benefits are similar to the Prius and Tesla cars, (i.e. lower fuel consumption and emissions, better responsiveness and lower maintenance costs), but on a much larger scale because the industrial equipment has greater energy demands and generally work around the clock.

Gantry cranes are typically inefficient, running a diesel genset at full RPMs regardless of how much work they are actually doing. Therefore, during waiting, or low activity periods, a lot of fuel is wasted, says Corvus spokesman Sean Puchalski.

“Also, when they lower the containers, the electric motors spin backwards and generate energy. In a typical crane, this energy is wasted into heat by running it through a large resistor bank. The heat dissipates into the environment.

“Adding the battery helps in two ways: 1) it allows a smaller diesel engine to be installed, which saves fuel; and 2) the battery collects the energy from container lowering, for re-use, instead of wasting it. This improves fuel consumption.”

In addition to battery hybridization, some gantry cranes are being connected to the electrical grid to get completely off diesel gensets. This results in very good fuel cost improvements and also emission reductions, says Puchalski. However, this approach requires a large capital outlay for the electrical distribution and also reduces the mobility of the cranes.

The same types of technology are deployable around the globe. However, there are three main factors spurring the adoption of batteries in port equipment: 1) higher fuel prices; 2) busier ports; and 3) concerns about climate issues. These factors are strongest in China, Northern Europe and California at the moment, and this is where we will see the greatest early adoption, says Puchalski.

WE Tech and Corvus for Stenersen hybrid tanker

WE Tech and Corvus for Stenersen hybrid tanker

The Motorship
03 Feb 2017

Stenersen's hybrid chemical tankers will feature energy storage solutions from WE Tech and Corvus

Stenersen’s hybrid chemical tankers will feature energy storage solutions from WE Tech and Corvus

Norwegian ship owner Rederiet Stenersen is building what are claimed to be the first tankers to feature hybrid electric propulsion, with WE Tech and Corvus Energy set to deliver the energy storage solution.

The owner is building two 17,500dwt chemical tankers (with an option for two more) at Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding Co in China. The vessels will employ a direct drive permanent magnet shaft generator and an energy storage solution from WE Tech. Power generated through the shaft or supplied from shore connections will be converted to electricity and stored in a Corvus Orca Energy lithium-ion battery pack.

“As far as we are aware, Stenersen is the first company to have installed such equipment on this type of vessels,” said John Stenersen, director ship management, Rederiet Stenersen.

Stenersen noted that WE Tech’s Energy Storage Solution can be used as a spinning reserve to avoid black-out and to decrease the usage of generators on low load during manoeuvring. It can also be used for peak shaving, eliminating the need to start additional generator sets for short increase in loads and ensuring optimal running condition for online generator sets.

“Both situations create us savings from reduced generator running hours,” Stenersen added.

Halvard Hauso, senior vice president business development, Corvus Energy said: “This latest order from WE Tech Solutions shows the viability of energy storage for the hybridization of longer-haul vessels. As the cost of lithium ion batteries continues to improve we will see more and more applications beyond the traditional ferry and tug base.”

The first vessel, newbuild TK1201, is due for delivery in the first quarter of 2018. Steel cutting began on 10 November 2016. The WE Tech and Corvus equipment will be delivered in the second quarter of this year.

– See more at: http://www.motorship.com/news101/engines-and-propulsion/we-tech-and-corvus-for-stenersen-hybrid-tanker#sthash.pYVbodTv.dpuf

Corvus Energy recognized as global leader in clean technology

Corvus Energy recognized as global leader in clean technology

Corvus Energy has been selected for the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 list as one of the top companies solving clean technology challenges

Richmond, B.C. – February 6, 2017 – Corvus Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Cleantech Group for the 2017 Global Cleantech 100. The 8th edition of the Global Cleantech 100 list was collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with over 9,000 nominations and specific input from their expert panel. These recognized companies are deemed to represent the most innovative and promising solutions in clean technology and are best positioned to solve the world’s clean technology challenges. Corvus was selected for its industry leading innovation and commercialization of its environmentally sustainable lithium-ion based energy storage systems which are utilized for hybrid and all-electric industrial applications such as marine propulsion and power.

The Cleantech Group expert panel is drawn principally from representatives of multinational corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation and from leading financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America. The panel includes pioneers, leaders, old veterans, and new entrants in Cleantech.

“Corvus is very proud to be recognized a global leader and innovator in clean technology”, says Andrew Morden, President and CEO of Corvus Energy. “Corvus technology enables industries which have traditionally relied upon fossil fuels for energy, to transition towards a future of clean, renewable power sources. Our industry leading solutions are accelerating the shift towards environmentally sustainable energy solutions by providing economic, safe and reliable energy storage systems which reduce fuel consumption, emissions and operating costs.”

The 2017 Global Cleantech 100 list: https://i3connect.com/gct100

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 power systems and 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

Corvus Energy wins contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Corvus Energy wins contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for world’s first hybrid chemical tanker being built for Rederiet Stenersen AS

Richmond, B.C. – February 2, 2017 – Corvus Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a new hybrid chemical tanker being built for Rederiet Stenersen AS of Norway. The chemical tanker will be the first vessel of its kind to utilize an ESS for propulsion. Corvus Energy will supply its next generation Orca Energy ESS solution to integrate with WE Tech Solutions’ propulsion system, which will deliver industry leading environmental performance for this new vessel. Orca Energy is part of the Orca ESS product line from Corvus Energy which is specifically designed for maritime applications.

Specifically, the Orca ESS solution will be integrated with WE Tech’s Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator solution into the 17,500 DWT IMO class II chemical tanker. This vessel is the first of 2 on order by Stenersen. The delivery from WE Tech to the first vessel is scheduled for Q2 of 2017. “Corvus Energy’s industry leadership and experience made our selection of Orca a very straightforward decision”, said Niklas Jakobsson Project Manager at WE Tech. “The innovations Corvus has achieved on cost, safety and performance have created an extremely compelling energy storage solution.”  

Rederiet Stenersen AS operates a fleet of 16 purpose built chemical/product carriers ranging from 13-19,000 DWT. All vessels are deployed in North West European Trade and equipped to the highest standards in order to meet the customers’ requirements and the harsh conditions in Northern Europe. Utilizing Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS solution for the hybrid power and propulsion systems will allow for running fewer diesel generators for certain operations – improving efficiency, reducing the exhaust emissions and lowering noise levels, making it the most environmentally friendly chemical tanker ship in the Rederiet Stenersen fleet. “The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus was an attractive solution for our new ships”, said John Stenersen, Director, Ship Management at Rederiet Stenersen AS. “By combining industry leading safety, performance and economic feasibility, the Orca ESS aligns with our mission to provide our customers with safe, reliable & cost efficient tanker transportation while meeting the highest quality, safety and environmental standards.”

“This latest order from WE Tech Solutions shows the viability of energy storage for the hybridization of longer-haul vessels”, said Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy based in Bergen Norway. “As the cost of lithium ion batteries continues to improve we will see more and more applications beyond the traditional ferry and tug base.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy designed and built the Orca ESS solutions portfolio based on the experience from 50+ projects utilizing a Corvus Energy 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 performance, safety and economic requirements of various maritime customers. Orca Energy is ideal for applications that require large amounts of energy such as ferries and cargo vessels, while Orca Power has been designed for applications that require a seamless response to dynamic power loads such as offshore supply vessels and port equipment.

About WE Tech Solutions

WE Tech is a leading energy efficiency solution provider with a global presence in the marine industry. The company specializes in supplying solutions based on variable frequency drives and permanent magnet technologies. WE equips ships for success, providing benefits for new builds and existing ship upgrades worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.wetech.fi

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