The Corvus Energy Journey

Powering a clean future

Pioneers in energy storage

The combination of battery technology excellence and maritime DNA has made Corvus Energy the pioneers within maritime ESS.

For the past ten years, Corvus Energy has been leading the way in how battery technology is used. We continue to develop new technology and to explore new ways of using energy storage to optimize the energy consumption and reduce cost and emissions.

Below you can see some of the highlights.

Corvus Energy is founded in Vancouver, Canada

The meeting between a battery expert who had been working in automotive industry and a naval architect that had been trying to make hybrid ships with lead acid batteries became the start of Corvus Energy. They saw the opportunity to make high quality batteries for maritime applications.  The first office was in a garage in the area of Richmond, BC.


First maritime ESS AT6500 is developed by Corvus Energy

AT6500 was the first maritime battery to be launched. The challenge was to create a battery that was scalable to several sizes and rugged enough to survive in marine applications. 
Adoption is slow.


The very first marine installation - Hybrid Tug Campbell Foss for Foss Maritime


Prototyping projects

Industrial Electrical Vehicles. Commercial trucking for Peterbilt and Kenworth.


Delivery of ESS for Viking Lady – First OSV to validate batteries.

Delivery of Energy Storage system to Eidesvik, making Viking Lady the world’s first hybrid Offshore Support Vessel.


Prinsesse Benedikte – World's first 1000+ passenger Hybrid Ferry – 2,6MWh ESS

Delivery of Energy Storage System for Prinsesse Benedikte, a ferry retrofitted in Copenhagen in May 2013. The vessel is owned by Scandlines and sails the Puttgarden–Rødby route together with five other battery hybrid ferries.


First delivery of ESS for port cranes

After having success in maritime applications Corvus Energy were introduced to ZPMC to make hybrid port cranes.


BW Group invests in Corvus Energy

Global shipping company BW invests in Corvus Energy.


Energy dense pack for Echo Ranger UUV – First time lithium ion batteries are used for subsea applications.

Echo Ranger is used  for persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. Echo Ranger has an endurance of up to 28 hours and can dive to depths of 3000 m.


Corvus Energy opens office in Bergen, Norway

Corvus Energy experiences a rapid growth between 2013 and 2015 and sees the need for an office in Europe as that is where the main customers are. Halvard Hauso is hired and starts up the office in Bergen.


Delivery of ESS for the famous car ferry Ampere – World's first all-electric car ferry

Corvus Energy supplies the battery system for the world’s first all-electric ferry, Ampere. Since then the ferry has travelled a distance equal to 7 times around the world. Operating cost is reduced by 60% and emissions by 95% compared to a traditional diesel ferry.


Karoline – World's first hybrid fishing vessel

Corvus Energy delivered batteries for the first hybrid fishing vessel, Karoline, in collaboration with Selfa Arctic and Siemens. The small, one-of-a-kind vessel is equipped with two battery packs that have a total capacity of 195 kWh, as well as a 500-litre diesel engine, which together power the boat for a full day of fishing in the Norwegian Sea.


Statoil – now Equinor – invests in Corvus Energy

Statoil Technology Invest – now Equinor – makes a strategic investment in Corvus Energy.


Corvus deliver ESS to TESO for the ferry Texelstroom – the world's greenest Ro-Pax

When launched, Texelstroom was the world’s greenest Ro-Pax ferry and the first vessel to utilize a CNG battery solar configuration.


Orca ESS – First maritime ESS with single cell TR isolation

First true maritime battery with passive thermal runaway isolation at cell level was launched by Corvus Energy.


Boeing Echo Voyager – world's first long-range autonomous underwater vehicle

Delivery of ESS for The Boeing Echo Voyager, an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) which can operate autonomously at sea for months at a time.


ESS contract for delivery to the first hybrid chemical tanker

Corvus Energy supplies ESS for the world’s first hybrid chemical tanker being built for Rederiet Stenersen AS of Norway.


Corvus powers world's first hybrid fish factory vessel

Corvus Energy supplies ESS to the Norwegian Gannet, the world’s first hybrid fish processing and transportation vessel. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus supplies electrical power to the vessels’ propulsion system to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.


Global aluminum and industry giant Norsk Hydro takes over 25,9% of the shares in Corvus Energy

Norwegian aluminum supplier Hydro invests in Corvus Energy. 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


Office is opened in Singapore

Corvus Energy opens up office in Singapore to serve the APAC area.


Office is opened in Seattle

Corvus Energy opens up office in Seattle, USA to serve the American market


Geir Bjorkeli takes over as CEO of Corvus Energy

Geir Bjørkeli takes over as CEO in Corvus Energy and starts on a rapid journey to growth.


World's first DP3 vessel with energy storage

Corvus Energy delivered energy storage system for the world’s first subsea construction vessel using ESS for DP3


First Hybrid fast ferry

Corvus Energy delivers batteries for the world’s first hybrid fast ferry.


Corvus Energy acquires Grenland Energy AS


Corporate office is moved from Vancouver, Canada to Bergen, Norway


Launch of groundbreaking new battery for cruise ships and Ro-Pax – Corvus Blue Whale


New fully automated factory to be built in Norway