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Corvus Energy selected to provide batteries for the world`s first all-electric workboat for harbour rubbish collection

Corvus Energy selected to provide batteries for the world`s first all-electric workboat for harbour rubbish collection

The new vessel designed for efficient collection of trash at the water surface will operate in Norway’s Port of Oslo

Bergen, Norway and Vancouver, Canada – April 09, 2019 – Corvus Energy will supply a 550kWh Energy Storage System (ESS) for a new all-electric skimmer workboat. The ESS will allow the boat to be in full working mode for four to five hours, and a full battery charge will take just 2 hours. In addition, the vessel has solar panels on board.

The vessel will be a replacement for the current litter skimmer boat Pelikan which during the course of 30 years has picked up about 1,500 tons of trash from the Oslo harbour water surface.

The 12-metre long aluminum vessel will be built by Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV). Its deck will be equipped with a hydraulic front-loading basket in the bow and a crane on each side. The boat will be powered by two electric propulsion engines and four electric side thrusters, allowing it to easily manoeuvre throughout the harbour and alongside quays. The combination of deck equipment, manoeuverability and energy storage will make this zero-emission skimmer workboat more effective and efficient than the previous one.

“We are proud to be chosen by the Port of Oslo for development of this innovative vessel, which is the world’s first as far as we know. It also shows that building competence on battery electric solutions has been the right strategic decision for us,” says Bård Meek-Hansen, Managing Director of GMV, a shipyard that specializes in aluminum workboats and previously built the world’s first fully-electric fish farm boat.

Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales at Corvus Energy is clear in his predictions: “Electrifying workboats in harbours has only just begun. For example, the Navtek ZeeTUG zero-emissions all-electric tug will take to the water this spring to operate in Istanbul harbour. We are confident that we will see a massive shift from diesel to battery on all kinds of harbour-going vessels due to substantial benefits. Battery power reduces emissions, which are increasingly regulated in many ports and harbours. Moreover, batteries are safer and quieter for the crew, and save both fuel and maintenance costs for the owners.”

Delivery of the new fully-electric vessel for the Port of Oslo is expected in December 2019 and will provide Norwegian ports experience with zero-emission solutions and valuable insight into building, using and improving the charging infrastructure for other workboats in the future.

About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems to the maritime industry. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. Corvus Energy has amassed unsurpassed experience from 190+ projects, totalling over 200 MWh and more than 2 million operating hours.

For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com

Media Contacts:

In Europe and Asia
Sonja Vernøy Hansen
Marketing Communications Manager
+47 99 309 309
svhansen@corvusenergy.com

In North America
Sean Puchalski
EVP Strategy & Business Planning
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy to cut more emissions in Chinese ports with another energy storage contract for 20 hybrid port cranes

Corvus Energy to cut more emissions in Chinese ports with another energy storage contract for 20 hybrid port cranes

Singapore – March 26, 2019 – Corvus Energy is proud to announce that we have been chosen to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for battery-hybrid RTG cranes by CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE). The order is for various retrofit and newbuild deliveries by its affiliate ZPMC in Chinese ports. Corvus Energy, with primary operations in Vancouver, Canada and Bergen, Norway, has previously supplied 48 RTG cranes through CCCCSEE. This is the first order for the new Corvus Energy Asia office located in Singapore.

Cost savings and environmental benefits

The benefits of hybrid powered port cranes are substantial. Unlike conventional diesel electric port cranes, the hybrid version is powered primarily from the Corvus battery package resulting in fuel savings of up to 65%. The added benefits of reduced operating costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower noise levels at the terminal make a very attractive business case.

Corvus Energy proven ideal for port cranes

“Corvus Energy has definately shifted the economics and viability of converting diesel port equipment to battery-hybrid electric with their Orca Energy systems. Exceeding all requirements and expectations, Corvus ESS technology is a cornerstone of our future strategy for technological advancement. Through previous deliveries they have proven that the performance, durability and reliability of its battery systems are ideally suited to the demands of our port equipment,” said Gao Jianzhong, Chief Engineer, CCCCSEE.

Battery cuts inefficient use of diesel generators

The robust Orca Energy ESS stores regenerative braking energy captured as the RTG crane lowers a container—a high-current charge that most battery systems cannot sustain. The stored energy is used to power the RTG crane during operations such as trolley and gantry movement, allowing the diesel engine to be shut off when it would traditionally be idling or operating inefficiently at low loads. The size of the generator can be smaller, the generator can be used less often and its operation optimized for fuel efficiency.

“The design and performance of Corvus Orca Energy enables the ESS to support aggressive load profiles with a significant reduction in cost,” says Pradeep Datar, VP Sales Corvus Energy Asia. “We expect the market for battery-hybrid RTG crane applications will continue to grow as leading port equipment suppliers such as CCCCSEE prove the technology’s efficacy to significantly reduce emissions. There is significant retrofit potential with existing RTG cranes in global ports, in particular in Asia which operates half the world’s roughly 10,000 RTG cranes. Further, there is an upward trend for hybrid and all-electric RTG cranes in new orders. Corvus technology continues to provide solutions for progressive port operators worldwide who seek to increase efficiencies while reducing emissions and the environmental impact of their operations.”

 

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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 port equipment and large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit: www.corvusenergy.com.

 

 

Corvus Energy Media Contacts:

 

In Europe                                                          In North America

Sonja Vernøy Hansen                                       Sean Puchalski

Marketing Communications Manager               Executive VP Strategy & Business Planning

+47 993 09 309                                                 (604) 227-0280 ext. 123

svhansen@corvusenergy.com                          spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

 

In Asia

Pradeep Datar

Vice President Sales Asia

+65 9819 3167

pdatar@corvusenergy.com

 

Corvus Energy awarded the marine world’s biggest battery package for hybrid powered vessel by Norwegian Electric Systems

Corvus Energy awarded the marine world’s biggest battery package for hybrid powered vessel by Norwegian Electric Systems

Bergen, Norway and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – February 27, 2019 –

Corvus Energy has signed a contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the marine world’s largest battery package for hybrid powered vessel to be installed on board Havila Kystruten’s coastal vessels.

 

Big step for the cruising industry

“This is a big step for the cruising industry and we are extremely proud to receive this order. It
demonstrates that we drive technology further by pushing boundaries for the use of batteries. The
Energy Storage System (ESS) is the world’s largest package ever delivered to a ship and will enable
the vessels to enter fjords and ECAs on zero emission mode five years before the deadline,” says Geir
Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy.

Corvus Energy will deliver an air-cooled ESS with Corvus’ patented single-cell thermal isolation, which
exceeds class requirements, to ensure the highest level of safety.

“There is no one-size-fits-all solution for batteries.You have to optimize and compromise to find the
the right balance between energy density, capacity, performance and lifecycle to ensure the most
optimal ESS solution,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, Senior Vice President Sales at NES, a total system
integrator of electric systems for the global maritime market. “We chose Corvus Energy due to the
proven reliability, safety and performance of the Corvus ESS, in addition to their experience and the
high level of technical support provided through previous project deliveries to NES. We know we are
getting the best ESS available in the market.”

 

Huge unused potential

“It is a pleasure to work with NES on this prestigious project. The Energy Storage System has a
capacity per vessel of 6,100 kWh, which is double the capacity of any existing battery-operated
vessel,” says Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales at Corvus Energy. “The unused potential for using
batteries on board cruise and passenger ferries is huge. Batteries reduce fuel consumption and
maintenance costs, cut pollution and, with increasing environmental regulations and requirements
that will incur costs for air emissions, provide a very compelling business case. As more and more
shipowners wake up to this, we expect to see uptake accelerating across the board. The industry is
just starting to understand the power of batteries.”

Environmentally friendly vessels

The newbuilds are part of Havila’s contract with Norwegian Ministry of Transport for the construction of four environmentally-friendly vessels that will operate on the Bergen-Kirkenes
coastal route.

Two of the vessels will be built by Turkish shipbuilder Tersan and the remaining by Spanish Barreras.
Featuring a length of 125 meters and a width of 20 meters, the ships will be able to accommodate
700 passengers.

The vessels will have a hybrid gas-electric propulsion system with battery, where four gas-powered
engines in each vessel run the generators. The system is also adapted to the next generation of
technology, using hydrogen fuel cells.

The equipment from Corvus Energy is scheduled for delivery in 2020 and the coastal route vessels
will be in service from 2021.

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy
provides battery power to more hybrid and 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 190+ projects, totaling over 200 MWh and more than 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 to the maritime industry. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained
power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives.
Corvus Energy has amassed unsurpassed experience from 190+ projects, totalling over 200 MWh and
more than 2 million operating hours.

For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com

Media Contact:

In Europe and Asia                                             In North America

Sonja Vernøy 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

 

Environmental Award – 2019 – Offshore Support Journal Conference

Environmental Award – 2019 – Offshore Support Journal Conference

Corvus Energy and Rolls-Royce Marine win Environmental Award at the 2019 Offshore Support Journal Conference
The Environmental Award is awarded to a company, project or product that has made a significant contribution to a reduction in the environmental footprint of the OSV industry.

February 12th, 2019 – Rolls-Royce Marine and Corvus Energy won the Environmental Award, sponsored by BDO-UK, at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition in London. The award was received for joint efforts in developing a state-of-the-art battery energy storage system requested for eight Rolls-Royce-designed, DNV GL-classed, newbuild platform supply vessels (PSVs) from COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Guangdong) shipyard. These PSVs will be operated by SEACOR Marine Holdings for worldwide operations once delivered as part of the vessel owner’s global hybridization program.

Martyn Wingrove, editor of Offshore Supply Journal, points out that the technology was accepted and ordered for a ground-breaking newbuilding program in what is perceived as a tough time for this type of capital investment. In further recognition of their vision and environmental commitment, SEACOR Marine was also awarded Shipowner of the Year and its chief executive, John Gellert, was named OSJ Industry Leader.

The award marks a milestone, Wingrove continued: “Offshore support vessel (OSV) owners recognise the operational and financial benefits of investing in new ships with hybrid propulsion and energy storage systems

The offshore industry from across Europe, the United States, and key established and emerging markets from around the globe were represented at the OSJ Conference, with over 500 industry professionals converging in London for this year’s event on February 6-7. A highlight of this event is its dinner and awards, recognizing industry-leading innovation, operational excellence and achievement—voted on by a combination of distinguished judges and the readers of Offshore Support Journal.

From dozens of award nominees, a shortlist is determined by the Offshore Support Journal Conference Advisory Panel comprised of a distinguished panel of judges from all sectors of the industry with many years of international offshore experience. The final winner the award is determined by the votes of the readers of the Offshore Support Journal.

“We are honored to receive the Environmental Award together with Rolls-Royce, and we congratulate SEACOR Marine for their awards at the OSJ’s Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference Awards and Exhibition,” said Halvard Hauso, EVP Sales & Marketing at Corvus Energy (second from left in photo). “We at Corvus Energy are very proud to be the leading provider of safe and proven energy storage solutions, which enable an increasing number of hybrid offshore vessel operators to dramatically reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.”

Corvus has a substantial track record of energy storage system (ESS) deliveries for offshore vessels. Corvus ESSs are proven to enable these vessels to consume less fuel, operate more efficiently and effectively, and emit substantially fewer greenhouse gases.

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 systems.

 

For more information visit: www.corvusenergy.com
Media Contact: Sonja Vernoy Hansen +47 99309309 svhansen@corvusenergy.com

Norwegian Electric Systems selects Corvus Energy storage system for five new Fjord1 ferries

Norwegian Electric Systems selects Corvus Energy storage system for five new Fjord1 ferries

NEWS RELEASE  Bergen, Norway and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – January 28, 2019 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.

“Fjord1 continues to forge a very progressive path towards environmentally sustainable operations with these additional all-electric ferries,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, Senior 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 Corvus ESS was important in awarding this contract to Corvus Energy.”

“Corvus Energy is honoured to once again be selected by NES to provide Energy Storage Systems for Fjord1 ferries,” says Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales 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.”

The leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy provides battery power to more ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined. Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have now been selected for over 40 similar short distance hybrid and all-electric ferries globally.

Fjord1’s fleet modernization is impressive—the result of winning a number of tender competitions where low- or zero-emissions were specified by Norwegian authorities in an effort to reduce emissions from the ferry fleet. To date, Corvus Energy has supplied ESSs on eight Fjord1 electric ferries operating on four Norwegian coastal routes.

“It is a pleasure to work with the technical team at NES. They are highly experienced in integrating batteries into electric power and propulsion systems and we easily get all the information we  need to calculate the energy storage capacity correctly,” says Tommy Sletten, Team Leader Technical Sales Support at Corvus Energy.

These five latest all-electric ferries are of Havyard 932 design and will be built in Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn. Each ferry is 67 meters in length, holds 50 cars and will be equipped with air-cooled Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system. The Corvus equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2019 and all five ferries will be fully operational on four additional routes in Norway by January 1, 2020.

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About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems to the maritime industry. Its purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. Corvus Energy has amassed unsurpassed experience from 190+ projects, totalling over 200 MWh and more than 2 million operating hours.

For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com

 

Media Contact:

In Europe and Asia                                             In North America

Sonja Vernøy 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

 

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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