ACEL selects Corvus Energy to provide energy storage system for MS Geir

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and Bergen, Norway – November 14th, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the Corvus Orca energy storage system (ESS) has been selected by ACEL AS. ACEL AS is part of the ACEL Group, which specializes in turnkey power systems and worldwide electrical installations on newbuilds, conversions and service work of marine vessels.

The newbuild fishing vessel, a ST-156 XL design, will be built at Vaagland shipyard and is scheduled for delivery December 2019.

The shipowner, H.P. Holmeset, is a pioneer within line fishing and is known for using innovative technical solutions to improve company performance. The new long-liner was developed in close cooperation with Skipsteknisk, focusing on a highly efficient vessel design that ensures minimal environmental footprint, state-of-the-art work environment and high quality production capabilities.

The Corvus ESS battery, with energy storage capacity of 270 KWh, will be installed in the A-CELL Propulsion System from ACEL. The ACEL scope in the new building of MS Geir is complete engineering, electrical installation, including PMS, IAS and main switchboards and motor starter cabinets.

“We selected Corvus because of their extensive expertise and track record with energy storage solutions for the maritime industry,” says Martin Skåravik, Department Manager Power Systems at ACEL. “The battery solution from Corvus will enable substantial cost savings in addition to increased flexibility during operation. We have worked with the team at Corvus Energy before and we look forward to be working with them again on this project. In addition, we are cooperating on the NTNU Hybrid lab that we set up in Aalesund to test the solutions.”

“We are excited to be selected as the preferred supplier of batteries for this highly innovative design. The fishing industry, like all other maritime sectors, is seeking solutions to reduce overall operating costs and lessen the environmental impact. We see a clear increase in the demand for our products across all segments,” says Roger Rosvold, VP Sales at Corvus Energy.

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy provides battery power to more hybrid or zero-emission vessels than all other providers of energy storage systems combined. Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 140+ projects, totaling over 100 MWh and 2 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 all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit

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