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.

2009

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.

2010

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

2011

Prototyping projects

Industrial Electrical Vehicles. Commercial trucking for Peterbilt and Kenworth.

2011

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.

2012

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.

2013

First delivery of ESS for port cranes

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

2013

BW Group invests in Corvus Energy

Global shipping company BW invests in Corvus Energy.

2013

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.

2013

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.

2015

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.

2015

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.

2015

Statoil – now Equinor – invests in Corvus Energy

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

2015

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.

2016

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.

2016

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.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2017

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

2017

Office is opened in Singapore

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

2018

Office is opened in Seattle

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

2018

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.

2018

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

2018

First Hybrid fast ferry

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

2018

Corvus Energy acquires Grenland Energy AS

2019

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

2019

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

2019

New fully automated factory to be built in Norway

2019