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Corvus Energy Moves Forward to Increase Production Capacity at Maritime Battery Factories

Corvus Energy Moves Forward to Increase Production Capacity at Maritime Battery Factories

Fully automated factory in Norway and semi-automated factory in Canada will increase production capacity eight-fold

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and Bergen, Norway – November 22, 2018 – In Spring 2018, Corvus Energy revealed the plans for a new fully automated factory for maritime batteries in Bergen, Norway. We are proud to announce that contracts for the factory location and the production equipment were finalized and signed this week. The new factory will be located at Midtun in Bergen, about a mile south of the city center. The supplier chosen for the production equipment is Intek Engineering AS of Raufoss, Norway and the factory will be fully operational in Q3 2019.

Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy, has clear goals for the company: “With the expected growth in the market, flexibility and increased capacity are crucial to keep our position as the leading and innovative supplier of zero emissions solutions.”

The total investment is approximately 80 MNOK ($US 9.3M) financed through equity funding and loans from DNB and Innovation Norway. Bjørkeli says the Bergen location was selected for three reasons: “First, feedback from customers stating the importance of being close to the market; second, co-location as Corvus Energy already has its European operation located in Bergen; and third, to contribute to the global-leading maritime cluster in Bergen. By being innovative, using digital and automated solutions, we establish and maintain cost-efficient production. Instead of outsourcing production to other countries, we add value to the maritime industry and build competence locally.”

The automated production was developed through a concept study conducted with Sintef Manufacturing and will enable increased flexibility and scalability in addition to series production and implemention of new products.  “State-of-the-art production equipment in combination with digitalization and innovative production techniques makes this a unique solution with a total capacity of 400 MWh. We chose Intek Engineering AS from Raufoss to supply the equipment due to their extensive expertise and track record with automated production lines,” says Gisle Frydenlund, EVP Operations and Projects at Corvus Energy.

“Intek are proud and honored to be chosen as a partner for building the new battery factory for Corvus. We are looking forward to the cooperation with such a future-oriented and ambitious company as Corvus Energy. Together we will design and build a highly flexible and state-of-the-art system for production of sustainable and green energy storage for the maritime sector,” states Sølvar Flatmo, Chief Strategy Officer at Intek Engineering AS.

The existing factory in Canada is also being upgraded with a semi-automated production line to increase capacity. All in all, Corvus Energy will increase production capacity eight-fold.

About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy provides high capacity 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

 

Media Contacts:

In Europe and Asia                                             In North America

Sonja Vernoy Hansen                                         Sean Puchalski

Marketing Communications Manager               Executive VP Strategy & Business Planning

+47 99 309 309                                                   (604) 227-0280 ext. 123

svhansen@corvusenergy.com                            spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

 

For a Norewgian version of the pressrelease, please contact Sonja V Hansen

 

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

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.

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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

Media Contact:

Sonja Vernoy Hansen
Marketing Communications Manager

svhansen@corvusenergy.com
+47 993 09 309

 

ESS for battery-hybrid and electric marine systems

ESS for battery-hybrid and electric marine systems

Featured Article –  The Journal of Ocean Technology, Vol 13, No2. 2018,  Trade Winds:

Corvus Energy

Battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) are at the heart of electric and hybrid marine systems and have proven effective to reduce the emissions associated with burning fossil fuels, reduce operating costs, reduce capital costs in many cases, and improve safety and comfort. Corvus Energy (Vancouver, Canada; and Bergen, Norway) pioneered the use of lithiumion battery technology in the marine industry in 2010, and since then has worked with every major marine electrical system integrator to performance, safety and reliability.

Marine Applications for Large-Scale Batteries

Corvus ESSs –ranging in capacity from 100 kWh to 3 MWh – are deployed in a variety of marine vessels, as well as port equipment such as gantry cranes. In hybrid systems, the battery’s stored energy may be drawn on intermittently for “peak shaving” to balance variable loads, such as in dynamic positioning. Batteries may also be used for spinning reserve, backup power, or harbour manoeuvring operations. In allelectric operation, the battery powers it all – the propulsion system and house loads – and is typically charged by plug-in shore power. Corvus has supplied ESSs for numerous industry firsts, including car ferries (Norled Ampere, Scandlines); offshore support vessels (Eidesvik Viking Princess, Østensjø Rederi Edda Freya, North Sea Shipping North Sea Giant, SEACOR Maya); workboats and tugs (Selfa Arctic Karoline, Wärtsilä-designed hybrid fish farm processing and transport vessel as well as hybrid icebreaking tug); and cargo vessels (Stenersen, Seaspan Reliant and Swift).

Benefits of Onboard Battery ESS

Year after year and vessel by vessel, the marine industry – particularly in Norway – has tested the efficacy and safety of various battery technologies and power management schemes.

Some highlights of the benefits include:

  • Operating cost savings and a quick payback: Fuel cost savings in millions of dollars annually are the major contributor to a healthy return on investment for electric and hybrid marine vessel projects. Depending on the operating profile of a vessel, i.e., how much time is spent in harbour, transit, dynamic positioning, hauling, or standby, fuel consumption can be cut between 15% and 30%. Of course, for all-electric operation, fuel consumption is cut by 100%.
  • Capital expenditure avoidance: Batterybased ESSs can replace one or all of the fuel-based generators, avoiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital cost, as well as ongoing maintenance costs. Additionally, the capital costs for emissions scrubbers, catalytic converters, etc. required to comply with emissions regulations may also be avoided.
  • Emissions reductions: Using battery ESSs instead of burning fuel reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and other noxious gases. Further, less particulate matter is emitted, especially important in Polar Regions to curb melting.
  • Safety and performance: Crews report a sense of better safety from highly responsive dynamic positioning and instantaneous backup power.
  • Noise and vibration reduction: Crews are also more comfortable without the drone of diesel engines. Moreover, batteryoperated vessels are less disruptive for ocean wildlife.
  • Compliance and competitiveness: Increasingly a necessity in some jurisdictions, battery power makes vessel operators more competitive with operators, charterers, and environmentally-conscious passengers.

 

Unprecedented Worldwide Growth

Corvus Energy will look back on 2017 as the breakout year for the adoption of battery ESSs in electric and hybrid marine vessels. It is the year ship owners switched from doing trials oone or two vessels to planning for their entire fleet. Worldwide orders for battery energy storage systems grew an astounding 420% in 2017 in terms of capacity. Corvus Energy is excited to have been selected for over half of the orders placed in the marine industry, totaling >45 MWh of stored energy capacity. Corvus has retained over 50% market share due to four main reasons:

  1. Performance: Corvus ESSs boast the industry’s highest energy density and C-ratings (a measure of charge/discharge rates). Together these equate to superior, cost-effective performance.
  2. Safety: Patented designs for thermal management and thermal runaway isolation have helped Corvus ESSs earn the highest safety standards from maritime authorities such as DNV GL, Lloyd’s Register and ABS.
  3. Experience: The 130+ projects using Corvus ESSs supply over 120 MWh of stored energy and have amassed over 1.5 million operating hours. With more experience than all other suppliers combined, Corvus ESSs help protect customers’ investments.
  4. R&D: Corvus invests significant funds in core research, cell analysis, and ESS design and development. The team’s work earned Corvus the coveted Innovation of the Year from Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology Expo in 2017.

 

Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Future

Leaders in the marine industry can stand proud of accomplishments to date in environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility. But there is still a long way to go. The marine industry currently accounts for 3% of CO2 emissions, but that could grow to 20% by 2050 if global shipping grows at its current rates without emissions abatement. Corvus Energy’s mission is to accelerate the shift to environmentally sustainable energy solutions for maritime industries.

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 14001 demonstrating environmental responsibility

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 14001 demonstrating environmental responsibility

Corvus Energy’s Norwegian operation joins Canadian operation in being certified for its Environmental Management System and Processes in supplying and servicing battery-based energy storage system (ESS)

 

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and Bergen, Norway – November 5, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System and Processes in its operations in Bergen, Norway. Certification in its Richmond, BC, Canada offices was achieved in March 2018. The scope of the ISO 14001 certification includes the environmental aspects of Corvus’ design, manufacturing and service of products that Corvus can either directly control or influence considering the life cycle perspective of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS).

“Corvus is committed to producing the industry’s leading energy storage systems in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner,” stated Abbas Zenouz, QHSE Director at Corvus Energy. “The ISO 14001 certification in both of our facilities, combined with our ISO 9001 certification, demonstrates we are leading this industry in both product quality and environmental sustainability.”

Zenouz added: “Environmental impact has become an increasingly important consideration for our customers, as local and global environmental issues bring progressively restrictive rules affecting air, water and soil pollution. The Corvus Energy ISO 14001 certification allows Corvus access to markets and customers where consideration of environmental impact is part of the qualification process.”

The purpose of the ISO 14001 standard is to provide organizations with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs.

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 140+ projects, totaling over 100MWh and 2 million operating hours.

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Navtek selects Corvus Energy to provide battery for the world’s first all-electric tug

Navtek selects Corvus Energy to provide battery for the world’s first all-electric tug

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Navtek selects Corvus Energy to provide battery for the world’s first all-electric tug

The zero-emissions electric tug will operate in Marmara Sea in port of Istanbul, Turkey

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and Bergen, Norway – July 12, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the Corvus Orca energy storage system (ESS) has been selected by Turkish ship designer and builder Navtek Naval Technologies, a subsidiary company of TK Tuzla Shipyard, for the world’s first battery-powered, all-electric tugboat.

The Navtek NV-712 ZeeTUG, which stands for Zero Emissions Electric Tug, will be delivered in early 2019 to GISAS Shipbuilding Industry Co to operate primarily in Istanbul harbor. Orkun Özek, Navtek’s vice chairman of the board, said: “The tug is small and will work in a very narrow and tight environment, which is why we opted for a fully electric, battery-powered propulsion system rather than a hybrid solution.”

The Corvus ESS battery, with energy storage capacity of 1500 KWh, will provide power for two SIEMENS propulsion motors driving conventional propulsion system through ABB thrusters and drive systems, integrated by Turkey’s BMA Technology.

“We selected Corvus because of their extensive expertise and track record with tugs and all-electric workboats,” says Ferhat Acuner, general manager of Navtek. “We are confident in their ability to deliver a first-class solution for our newest battery-powered tug design and look forward to working with the team at Corvus.”

“As a leading electric system integrator, BMA Technology is constantly looking for more efficient and innovative solutions,” says Akın Artun, R&D Manager of BMA Technology. “Corvus is a reliable partner and we are looking forward to cooperating on the ZeeTUG project.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with BMA and Navtek on this project,” says Tommy Sletten, Team Leader Technical Sales Support at Corvus Energy. “Close collaboration with their knowledgeable teams allowed us to determine the technical solution quickly.”

“Corvus has supplied battery ESSs for numerous hybrid tugs, and we are excited to have been selected for the industry’s first all-electric tug,” says Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales & Key Account at Corvus Energy. “With ever more stringent emissions controls in harbors and coastal shipping routes, we expect interest in battery-powered operation of a wide variety of marine vessels to grow significantly.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy provides battery power to more hybrid or all-electric ferries 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.

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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

Media Contacts:

In Europe and Asia                                             In North America

Halvard Hauso                                                   Sean Puchalski

Executive VP Sales & Marketing                        Executive VP Strategy & Business Planning

+47 918 25 618                                                   (604) 227-0280 ext. 123

hhauso@corvusenergy.com                                     spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand for energy storage

Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand for energy storage

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Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand for energy storage

Canadian-Norwegian energy storage solutions provider Corvus Energy expands battery production facilities in Vancouver, Canada and announces intentions to build a factory in Bergen, Norway.

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and Bergen, Norway – July 11, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce two production and R&D expansion plans underway in Canada and Norway. The new battery factories will be more modern and more automated than other similar factories, result in eight times the production capacity compared to today.

First, the Corvus Energy factory in the Vancouver, Canada region will be expanded and upgraded to house a 200 MWh semi-automated battery production facility. A new product R&D, design and engineering facility will also be developed. The expansion is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2019.

Secondly, a 400 MWh fully automated factory and a new marine system testing and development facility will be built in the Bergen region of Norway to fulfill strong growth in the Norwegian market resulting from new ferry tenders and high demand for hybrid energy systems in the offshore and shipping sectors. The new factory, test and development facilities are expected to be completed by the summer of 2019.

The market for maritime batteries has seen strong growth in recent years, and Corvus Energy is one of the dominant suppliers in the market. The company develops and sells specially designed battery storage solutions for the maritime and oil and gas sectors and is a world-leading supplier of batteries for ships.

“There is an electric revolution going on in the maritime sector, and we want to deliver the best solutions in the industry. These strategic locations of our R&D and production facilities will enable us to quickly test and develop new systems that can meet the future needs of the industry. Further, by switching from manual processing to automated production, we will increase production capacity and remain price-competitive,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy.

Strengthens the maritime cluster
Corvus Energy is a partner in the NCE Maritime CleanTech industry cluster, which is assisting with consultancy and project development in the planning phase of the Norwegian factory.

“We have a strong maritime cluster in Western Norway, and the Corvus facility will strengthen our position as a global hub within maritime environmental technology. With a battery factory in the Bergen area, the industry will have close access to core products that are vital to ensuring that shipping is more environmentally friendly and more profitable for the ship owners,” says Hege Økland, CEO of NCE Maritime CleanTech.

“It will be natural for us to link our R&D activities with other relevant R&D institutions. In this way we can strengthen the cooperation between industry players and research institutions, which will be beneficial to all parties,” says Corvus Energy’s Bjørkeli.

Corvus Energy was established in Canada in 2009 and has its head office, sales, product R&D, design and engineering, and production facilities in Vancouver, Canada. The Norwegian part of the business, Corvus Norway, was established in 2015 and currently operates sales, service and marketing activities in the Bergen, Norway area. Investors include Equinor Technology Ventures and Norsk Hydro of Norway, and BW Group of Singapore.

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 140+ projects, totaling over 100MWh and 2 million operating hours.

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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:
Geir Bjørkeli
Chief Executive, Corvus Energy
Tel.: +47 952 73 398
gbjorkeli@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy named “Supplier of the Year” for 4th consecutive year

Corvus Energy named “Supplier of the Year” for 4th consecutive year

Corvus Energy named “Supplier of the Year” for 4th consecutive year

Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2018 recognizes Corvus Energy, supplier of battery energy storage systems, for its contribution to the adoption of electric and hybrid technology

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and Bergen, Norway – June 29, 2018 – Corvus Energy is very pleased to announce that the company has been named Supplier of the Year at the prestigious Electric & Marine Awards 2018 in recognition of the company’s contribution to the adoption of electric and hybrid technology in the marine industry.

“It’s no coincidence that Corvus Energy has won this award for the fourth consecutive year,” says John Thornton, editor, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International / co-chairman, Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards. “The company continues to increase its year-on-year revenue and headcount, as well as expand its global reach through new facilities. The sheer number of projects utilising a Corvus-built energy storage system proves that they are one of the industry’s foremost suppliers.”

The awards presentation was held June 29 at the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2018 in Amsterdam. The award was presented to Halvard Hauso, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Corvus Energy on behalf of the company.

“We are humbled to receive this award again, and grateful for the well-deserved recognition of our extraordinary teams in engineering, operations, service and customer support,” says Hauso. “We are honoured to be able to work alongside some of the most dedicated and talented people in our industry at our system integration, customer, and research partner organizations. It is truly an exciting time to be part of the electric revolution in shipping.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 140+ projects, totaling over 100MWh and two million operating hours.

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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 Contacts:
In Europe and Asia                                             In North America

Halvard Hauso                                                    Sean Puchalski

EVP Sales & Marketing                                      EVP Strategy & Business Planning

+47 918 25 618                                                   (604) 227-0280 ext. 123

hhauso@corvusenergy.com                            spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy to provide energy storage for shore stations to charge Fjord1 electric ferries

Corvus Energy to provide energy storage for shore stations to charge Fjord1 electric ferries

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Corvus Energy to provide energy storage for shore stations to charge Fjord1 electric ferries

Corvus Energy’s market-leading Orca Energy ESS has been selected by NES for the shore stations at Brekstad and Valset to power new Fjord1 low-emissions hybrid-electric ferries

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – May 30, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply the Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the shore stations at Brekstad and Valset, Norway. This follows the contract awarded to Corvus Energy in late 2017 to supply the ESSs onboard the two new low-emissions hybrid-electric ferries that will operate on the Brekstad-Valset route, as well as one ferry on the Husavik-Sandvikvåg route—all designed by Multi Maritime and operated by Fjord1.

Each shore station will have a capacity of 565 KWh, charged from the grid with clean, renewable hydro-electric power. The 1137 KWh Corvus Orca Energy ESS systems onboard the Brekstad-Valset ferries are a key component of the NES hybrid-electric propulsion system. Although the ferries will be equipped as hybrid ferries with batteries and diesel engines, the diesel engines will have limited use in docking, or in case of a power outage on the power grid, or during rescue-operations. Normal operation will be all-electric, powered by the Corvus batteries.

“A project of this magnitude requires reliable, safe and cost-effective power and energy storage systems”, says Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES, a total system integrator of diesel electric and hybrid electric systems for the global marine market.  “With the Orca ESS from Corvus, we achieve all of those objectives.”

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. Norway Road Authorities’ strict emissions limits in maritime environments create technical opportunities and challenges for system integrators such as Norwegian Electric Systems. Energy storage systems are at the heart of many of their projects. NES’ Larsen comments, “The technical and commercial support from Corvus’ local Bergen office was instrumental in securing this contract.”

Fjord1 continues to demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability by equipping its fleet with the industry’s most advanced and environmentally-friendly technology to reduce emissions, as well as operational costs. At 66.4 meters long and 14.2 meters wide, each Brekstad-Valset ferry will have a capacity of 50 cars, 6 trucks and 195 passengers. Construction is underway at Havyard Ship Technology with delivery scheduled towards the end of 2018.

“Corvus Energy is very honoured to have been selected to supply the battery systems for the Fjord1 electric ferries and shore stations,” says Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales & Key Account at Corvus Energy. “The Orca Energy ESS continues to set the standard for maritime energy storage solutions due to its innovative approach to performance, safety and affordability.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 140+ projects, totaling over 100MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

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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 Contacts:
In Europe and Asia                                             In North America

Halvard Hauso                                                   Sean Puchalski

EVP Sales & Marketing                                       EVP Strategy & Business Planning

+47 918 25 618                                                   (604) 227-0280 ext. 123

hhauso@corvusenergy.com        spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

 

Photo caption: Corvus Energy will supply nearly 5 MWh of combined stored energy capacity using Orca Energy battery systems for Fjord1 shore stations and ferries operating on the Brekstad-Valset and Husavik-Sandvikvåg routes.

Corvus Energy secures contracts for five all-electric, battery-powered ferries

Corvus Energy secures contracts for five all-electric, battery-powered ferries

Norwegian Electric Systems selects Corvus energy storage system for Fjord1 ferries

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – May 22, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has been selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. This follows a previous order in November 2017 to supply the ESSs for three similar newbuilt Fjord1 ferries that will operate on the Hareid-Sulesund route.

Each of the five all-electric ferries, which are 111 meters in length and holds 120 cars, will be equipped with a 2.9 MWh Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion systems. The ferries are expected to be delivered in 2019.

“Fjord1 continues to forge a very progressive path towards environmentally sustainable operations with these additional all-electric ferries,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES, a total system integrator of electric systems for the global marine market. With respect to their ESS selection, he remarks, “The proven reliability, safety and performance of the air-cooled Orca ESS was important in awarding this contract to Corvus Energy.”

“Corvus Energy is honoured to once again be selected to provide Orca Energy Storage Systems for Fjord1 ferries,” says Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales & Key Account at Corvus Energy. “NES are skilled and experienced electrical system integrators, and our close partnership with them in designing and delivering these innovative solutions is key to accelerating the adoption of energy storage systems.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy provides battery power to more hybrid or all-electric ferries 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 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 all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com

Media Contacts:

In Europe and Asia                                           In North America

Halvard Hauso                                                  Sean Puchalski

Executive VP Sales & Marketing                     VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts

+47 918 25 618                                                 (604) 227-0280 ext. 123

hhauso@corvusenergy.com                        spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry

Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry

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Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry

1 MWh Corvus energy storage enables emissions-free berthing of Stena Jutlandica—a first for a Swedish-operated ferry

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – April 3, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Stena Line and Callenberg Technology Group to supply the lithium ion-based Energy Storage System (ESS) for the battery-power retrofit of M/V Stena Jutlandica.

Stena Line will be the first Swedish ferry operator to operate a ferry with zero emissions while berthing and in port. Stena Jutlandica is a combined passenger and freight ferry—or Ro-Pax ferry—operating between Gothenburg, Sweden and Frederikshavn, Denmark. The project is co-financed by the European Union and Swedish Transport Administration.

This initial stage of the retrofit employs plug-in hybrid technology that charges with shore power and draws on battery power for bow thrusters and maneuvering when berthing in port. The ultimate goal is for the Stena Jutlandica to operate fully on battery power, requiring an estimated 50 MWh of stored energy for the 3 hours and 25-minute crossing. Shore power from clean energy sources is also an important focus area.

Stena Teknik, Stena’s marine technical solutions branch, is working with electrical system integrator Callenberg, part of Trident Maritime Systems, to incorporate the Corvus Energy battery—a 1 MWh capacity Orca Energy™ ESS.

“The project has been received very positively by maritime and Swedish transportation authorities,” says Per Wimby, Project Manager at Stena Teknik. “We look forward to gathering knowledge about electric operation and continuing to explore the role that battery operation can play as an alternative to traditional fuel and eliminating emissions.”

“We are impressed with Corvus Energy’s battery technology and the company’s track record in the maritime industry,” says Per-Erik Larsson, Director Sales at Callenberg.

“The Stena Jutlandica will be a showcase ship whose impact extends beyond the boundaries of Scandinavia and the passenger ferry industry,” says Halvard Hauso, SVP, Sales and Key Accounts at Corvus Energy. “We are excited about working with the talented people at Stena Teknik, Callenberg, and Stena Line to bring their visions of sustainable shipping to fruition.”

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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