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Corvus Energy announces a new CEO

Corvus Energy announces a new CEO

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Corvus Energy announces a new CEO

Geir Bjørkeli, a 20-year veteran of marine systems, takes the helm to steer a course for growth

Richmond, B.C. – December 04, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce the appointment of Geir Bjørkeli as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“I am really excited to join a company that is the market leader in marine energy storage,” said Bjørkeli. “I look forward to working alongside Corvus employees and in close cooperation with the company’s customers to develop the company and its products and services even further.”

Bjørkeli was previously Director of Norway for the Dutch company Huisman, and established the company’s Norwegian presence for offshore construction equipment solutions. Bjørkeli will remain based in Bergen, Norway.

Prior to joining Huisman, Bjørkeli was a design engineer with the ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein. He held several positions with Rolls-Royce, including VP Sales for North East Asia and Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine Japan, during which time he was based in Korea for six years and Japan for two years. Subsequently, he was appointed VP Systems Sales & Marketing Campaigns with global responsibility for Rolls-Royce systems in merchant vessels.

Bjørkeli is a mechanical engineer by training from Western Norway University of Applied Science, and holds an MBA in Shipping, Offshore and Finance at BI Norwegian School of Management and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.

“Geir has impressed us with his extensive technical and commercial experience in internationally-traded industrial and offshore equipment,” says Nick Andrews, Chairman of the Board of Corvus Energy. “Geir has the experience and the drive needed to guide Corvus through the company’s current period of high international growth, and we are confident that he will be a strong addition to the Corvus team.”

“At this time, we would also like to thank our outgoing CEO, Andrew Morden, for his leadership and contribution to Corvus’ success. During his tenure, Corvus grew its position as the global leader in the rapidly expanding marine lithium ion battery market, and has been able to attract a strong base of world class investors, including Statoil, Norske Hydro and the BW Group.  With the hiring of Geir, and the recent investment by Norske Hydro, Corvus is well-positioned to take advantage of very strong growth in its markets.”

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 all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

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Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
+1 604 227 0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

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Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca Energy ESS has been selected to power a new Fjord1 all-electric ferry

Richmond, B.C. – November 30, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric ferry being built by Fjellstrand for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. Corvus’ Orca Energy ESS solution will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-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.

Fjord1 ferries are an integral part of the transportation infrastructure along the west coast of Norway, crossing the fjords and connecting the islands to the mainland. The Fjord1 ferries and passenger boats transported 10.5 million vehicles and 21.5 million passengers in 2014. This 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”, says 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 total system integrator of diesel electric and hybrid electric systems for the global marine market. Energy storage systems such as the Orca Energy ESS are at the heart these projects.

“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”, says 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.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 100+ projects, totaling over 75MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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.

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

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Global aluminum supplier makes significant investment in Corvus Energy

Global aluminum supplier makes significant investment in Corvus Energy

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Global aluminum supplier makes significant investment in Corvus Energy

Norwegian aluminum supplier Hydro has acquired an ownership stake in Corvus Energy

Richmond, B.C. – November 28, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has finalized an investment deal with Norwegian aluminum supplier Hydro. Through the private placement, Hydro purchased 25.9% of the shares in Corvus Energy which is jointly held by BW Group, Statoil Technology Invest and investors affiliated with El Cuervo Holdings Limited Partnership.

“Corvus is extremely pleased to have Hydro join our ownership team”, says Willie Wagen, Global VP of Sales & Marketing. Adding, “the experience and financial support of Hydro will enable Corvus to scale our operations and accelerate our market penetration even further.”

Established in 1905, Hydro is one of the world’s largest fully integrated aluminum companies, with over 35,000 employees, and operations in 40 countries on all continents. Hydro was attracted to Corvus not only for the commercial viability of the technology as the adoption of battery power for all-electric and hybrid marine applications increases, but also in consideration of their own future power needs. Based in Norway and rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy, technology and innovation, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of its customers and communities, shaping a sustainable future through innovative aluminum solutions.

“We see that energy storage and battery solutions are an increasingly important part of the future of energy systems, and as a significant energy player-both as a power producer and consumer of energy-we want Hydro to be developing this industry further”, says Executive Vice President for energy and business development at Hydro, Arvid Moss.

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 all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

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Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
+1 604 227 0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

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Willie Wagen
Global VP Sales & Marketing
+47 95 75 39 42
wwagen@corvusenergy.com

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Corvus Energy to power industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel

Corvus Energy to power industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel

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Corvus Energy to power industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel

Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide battery power for industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing & transportation vessel

Richmond, B.C. – October 23, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s first full service hybrid fish farm processing and transport vessel. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the vessels’ propulsion system to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design and hybrid propulsion system for the vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain, on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018.

The Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion system utilizing the Orca ESS from Corvus benefits both the environment and the ship owner through the reduction of emissions and operating costs.

“Corvus is extremely proud that Orca has once again been chosen by Wärtsilä to power industry leading vessels like this one”, says Willie Wagen, Global VP Sales & Marketing of Corvus Energy. Adding, “this project is further proof that leveraging battery power for hybrid and all-electric vessels is expanding across all vessel types.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 100+ projects utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 75MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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.

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

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Corvus Energy ESS selected by Rolls-Royce for new multipurpose hybrid vessel

Corvus Energy ESS selected by Rolls-Royce for new multipurpose hybrid vessel

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Corvus Energy ESS selected by Rolls-Royce for new multipurpose hybrid vessel

Corvus Energy has been selected to provide a 3 MWh Orca ESS for a new Norwegian Coastal Authority hybrid vessel

Richmond, B.C. – October 9, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Rolls-Royce as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new multipurpose vessel OV Ryvingen. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power for all-electric propulsion and for electrical needs while docked.

The OV Ryvingen is the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s second vessel to combine traditional diesel power with battery-driven operation and the fourth vessel in the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s fleet renewal programme, consisting of six to eight ships in total. The Ryvingen is a multipurpose vessel, which performs operations relating to oil spill protection and the maintenance of shipping lanes.

The Orca ESS that Rolls-Royce will equip the Ryvingen with will have an available capacity of 2938 kilowatt hours (kWh). This will allow the Ryvingen to run on battery power alone for several hours, without using the diesel engine. In addition, the batteries will provide power when the vessel is docked, so the diesel engines will not have to be kept running. The batteries will be recharged from an onshore power supply in ports where this is available.

The complete equipment package will also cut noise and vibration levels on board, making the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s newest vessel, a better workplace for the crew. The 46.6m long and 12m wide OV Ryvingen is scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2018.

“The electrification of vessels will see an increasing utilization of higher battery capacities”, says Halvard Hauso, Senior Vice President of Business Development of Corvus Energy. “As with the Ryvingen, an increasing number of vessels will use the Orca energy storage system to deliver a greater proportion of the vessel’s power.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 90+ projects, totaling over 50MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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.

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

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Corvus Energy receives DNV-GL Type Approval for latest ESS products

Corvus Energy receives DNV-GL Type Approval for latest ESS products

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Corvus Energy receives DNV-GL Type Approval for latest ESS products

Orca Energy ESS from Corvus Energy has received Type Approval by DNV-GL

Richmond, B.C. – October 4, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has received Type Approval by DNV-GL for its Orca Energy energy storage system (ESS) for use in battery-powered or hybrid vessels and off-shore units.

DNV-GL approval confirms that the latest generation of ESS from Corvus Energy has been found in compliance with international standards, regulations and recognized DNV-GL rules. This approval also confirms the high quality and safety standards that Corvus has designed into Orca Energy.

The Orca Energy ESS was awarded Type Approval Certificate No. TAE000026N, which is valid to August 2022. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV GL. The approval certificate can be found here: https://approvalfinder.dnvgl.com/#approval/TAE000026N

“Corvus is pleased to receive Type Approval by DNV-GL for Orca Energy”, says Neil Lang, COO of Corvus Energy. Adding, “Orca Energy was designed and built to exceed all industry standards and customer expectations. As a result, Orca has become the industry’s number one choice for energy storage systems.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 90+ installations utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 50MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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.

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

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Corvus Energy wins new project to power hybrid offshore oil & gas platform supply vessels

Corvus Energy wins new project to power hybrid offshore oil & gas platform supply vessels

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Corvus Energy wins new project to power hybrid offshore oil & gas platform supply vessels

Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide battery power to two Havila offshore platform supply vessels chartered by Statoil

Richmond, B.C. – October 2, 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 platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with hybrid power systems. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to each PSVs propulsion system electrical network to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations. The two Havila-owned vessels are part of a larger group of PSVs that were awarded long-term charter contracts by Statoil, under the condition that they convert to hybrid power operations using batteries.

The 94m Havila Foresight and the 93m Havila Charisma will each be fitted with a 650kWh Orca Energy ESS from Corvus, supported in part by the NOx fund. With these 2 additional vessels, this now makes 6 vessels awarded to Corvus, under charter by Statoil.

The hybridization of these two vessels is part of Statoil’s ambition of being a leading company in carbon-efficient oil and gas production. Statoil is focusing on reducing emissions from their logistics activities and has mandated that all new charters shall utilize energy storage systems during all aspects of the PSV’s operation, particularly during dynamic positioning and harbour operations where fuel consumption and emissions will be significantly reduced. Equally important to the ship owners and Statoil, the ESS will increase safety through provision of spinning reserve for improved response time as well as increased redundancy.

“Corvus is proud to be part of Statoil’s commitment to the environment and their goal of becoming a leader in cleaner oil & gas production as they leverage renewable energy technologies such as the Orca ESS”, says Roger Rosvold, Sales Manager of Corvus Energy. “In collaboration with Havila, our teams have developed the optimal solution to meet the aggressive environmental, safety, performance and cost objectives.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 90+ installations utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 50MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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.

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

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Corvus Energy wins contract to provide battery systems for hybrid fishing vessels

Corvus Energy wins contract to provide battery systems for hybrid fishing vessels

Corvus Energy wins contract to provide battery systems for hybrid fishing vessels

Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide 762kWh of battery power for three new hybrid fishing vessels

Richmond, B.C. – September 5, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Norwegian maritime electronics firm Elmarin AS as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for three new hybrid fishing vessels. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the fishing vessels’ propulsion systems and electrical networks to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

Each fishing vessel will be equipped with an ESS, with capacity of approximately 250kWh, which will be utilized during many aspects of the fishing vessel operations. The vessels are expected to be delivered in mid-2018.

“This project is a good example of how the marine industry is quickly moving towards hybrid power for more cost effective and environmentally friendly operations”, says Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy. Adding, “the Orca ESS product line was designed to meet the needs of a wide range of vessels. The adoption by fishing vessels is a great validation of this.”

“In these projects, we had the privilege to work closely with an enthusiastic ship owner who really wanted to make a difference, and together with several other competent partners we designed a complete solution for the vessels that meets all the requirements for this application,” said Lars Eide, head of electric propulsion systems at Elmarin AS. Adding, “the battery system is a very important factor to the whole solution. Thanks to financial support from Enova, the projects will now be realized and we believe they will be a trend setter for this market. For Elmarin, a relatively new player in this market segment, the well proven solutions from Corvus and the competent team located here in Norway made Corvus a safe and reliable choice for us and we are looking forward to working with the Corvus team in the near future.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 90+ installations utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 50MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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 continues to lead the industry and electrify offshore Oil & Gas platform supply vessels with latest project win

Corvus Energy continues to lead the industry and electrify offshore Oil & Gas platform supply vessels with latest project win

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Corvus Energy continues to lead the industry and electrify offshore Oil & Gas platform supply vessels with latest project win

Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide battery power to Farstad Shipping’s Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Far Sun

Richmond, B.C. – July 10, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for the hybridization of Farstad Shipping’s PSV Far Sun being integrated by Vard Electro, in the second half of 2017. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the PSV’s propulsion system electrical network to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

The energy storage system will be utilized during all aspects of the PSV’s operation, particularly during Dynamic positioning and harbour operations where fuel consumption and emissions will be significantly reduced. Equally important to Farstad and Statoil (who maintains a long-term charter for the PSV), the ESS will increase safety through provision of spinning reserve for improved response time as well as increased redundancy.

“As we have experienced with many vessel types, the Orca ESS is ideally suited for the hybridization of the Far Sun PSV”, says Ronald Hansen, Global Service Manager of Corvus Energy. “Through close collaboration with Vard, our teams have developed a lean solution which meets the aggressive environmental, safety, performance and operating cost objectives of Farstad and Statoil.”

Statoil, an important client of Farstad Shipping, is focused on improved safety, efficient operations and reduced environmental impact. Through a long-term contractual relationship and a strong emphasis on reducing emissions, Statoil has been a key element in the efforts to have battery technology installed on board Far Sun.

“The energy storage system will provide significant savings for Farstad and Statoil over time, enabling the ship to more efficiently utilize energy produced by the generators, as well as simplifying the use of shore power. This will substantially reduce consumption and emissions. Another effect is less noise from ships in port”, says Christian Søvik, VP Global Services of Vard Electro.

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 80+ installations utilizing a Corvus ESS, totaling over 45MWh and 1 million operating hours.

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.

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

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Corvus Energy wins top BC technology innovation award

Corvus Energy wins top BC technology innovation award

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Corvus Energy wins top BC technology innovation award

Corvus Energy wins the Excellence in Product Innovation at the Technology Impact Awards

Richmond, B.C. – June 26, 2017 – Corvus is pleased to announce that it has received the award of Excellence in Product Innovation at the annual Technology Impact Awards (TIA), sponsored by the British Columbia Tech Association. Corvus won the prestigious award for their industry leading energy storage system (ESS), Orca ESS.

The TIAs are the longest-running and largest technology award program in BC, celebrating the successes of the tech industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map.

“The Corvus team is very honored to receive this award”, said Andrew Morden, President & CEO of Corvus Energy. “An immense amount of innovation went into the design and development of the Orca ESS portfolio. The result is a revolutionary energy storage solution that is safer, more reliable, and more cost effective than anything else in the industry. This allows our customers to accelerate the shift to electrification of their maritime applications such as the hybridization of ferries, offshore supply vessels, cruise ships and port equipment.”

This latest industry recognition for Corvus comes just two weeks after taking home industry awards for both Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam. Both awards were based on the success and traction the Orca ESS portfolio has achieved in a very short period of time.

Following the successful launch of Orca ESS one year ago, Corvus has won over 2 dozen new projects totalling over 18MWh that will utilize Orca ESS. In total, Corvus Energy has deployed 80+ installations with over 45MWh installed and now exceeding 1 million operating hours. Corvus has unsurpassed experience and knowledge that enables revolutionary innovation.

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.

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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