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.

Since the start in 2009, Corvus Energy has been leading the way in how battery technology is used. By continuously developing new technology and explore new ways of using energy storage to optimize energy consumption and reduce cost and emissions the company has experienced substantial growth and success with offices around the world. To further reduce emissions from shipping the company has also developed a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system together with world leader on fuel cell technology, Toyota.

Below you can see some of the highlights.

New factory in Bellingham US

In January 2023 Corvus Energy celebrated the opening of the new battery factory Bellingham, Washington State. The battery factory is located at Fairhaven at the Port of Bellingham and is a key step in the expansion of Corvus`US operations. Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee cut the ribbon to officially open the new Corvus battery factory in Bellingham, WA US accompanied by (Left to right) Ole Jacob Irgens, President Corvus Energy Americas, Anniken Krutnes, Norway`s Ambassador to the USA, Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington, Rick Larsen US representative and Geir Bjørkeli, CEO Corvus


Grand Opening of Fuel Cell Test Site

A dedicated marine and optimized hydrogen fuel cell solution is a vital step toward the decarbonization of shipping. Batteries and fuel cells are complementary products, and they need to work together. The new test site enables testing of battery and fuel cell systems together to ensure they work in perfect harmony for optimal efficiency and extended lifetime. The result of the testing is a system that will give recommendations for the vessel’s crew on the most optimal operation


New Office in Houston Texas, US


Approval in Principle for Inherently gas safe Fuel Cell System

The Corvus Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell System developed through the H2NOR  project received Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV in March 2022 for its groundbreaking safety solution enabling simplified placement of the system inside a ship’s hull. This is the first fuel cell system (FCS) designed to be inherently gas safe meaning that the surrounding machinery space will be considered gas safe under all conditions. This design significantly reduces the number of requirements for the safety and ventilation support systems, thereby enabling a more efficient integration onboard the ship


New Office in Fosvavaag, Norway

Corvus Energy opens sales office in Fosnavaag to be close to the maritime cluster in the region.


New sales Office in Florida, US

The Florida Sales office is an important step in the US expansion of Corvus Energy


JV with Sumitomo Corporation

Entered into a Joint Venture with fortune 500 company Sumitomo Corporation to promote Corvus Energy products in Asia


Launch of fuel cell development project

Launch of marine fuel cell development with technology from the world-leading fuel cell provider Toyota.


Branch office opened outside Ålesund, Norway

Corvus Energy opened a branch office in Søvik,  outside of Ålesund, Norway


Corvus Energy receives first order for Blue Marlin lithium-ion capacitor from Kawasaki Heavy Industries

First order for lithium-Ion Capacitor developed for Kawasaki Heavy Industries


New fully automated factory to be built in Norway


Shell Ventures invests in Corvus Energy

Shell Ventures invests in Corvus Energy as a strategic step to the decarbonization of offshore operations.


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

Corvus Energy launches as a new battery specialized for vessels in need of  high amounts of energy.


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


Corvus Energy acquires batterysupplier Grenland Energy AS


First Hybrid fast ferry

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


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 operations.


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.


Office is opened in Seattle

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


Corvus Energy opens a new office in Singapore

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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Statoil – now Equinor – invests in Corvus Energy

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


BW Group - BW ventures decide to invest in green technology and invests in Corvus Energy.

Global shipping company BW invests in Corvus Energy.


First delivery of ESS for port cranes

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


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.


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.


Prototyping projects

Industrial Electrical Vehicles. Commercial trucking for Peterbilt and Kenworth.


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


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.
Price/kwh is too high to make it scalable and adoption is slow.


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.