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Corvus Energy achieves ISO 14001:2015 certification

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 14001:2015 certification

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Corvus Energy achieves ISO 14001:2015 certification

Richmond, B.C. – March 5, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System and Processes. This recent ISO audit and certification follows a successful audit and re-certification in December 2017 for ISO 9001, a certification Corvus has held for several years. 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).

“We are pleased to have achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification for our environmental management systems,” stated Abbas Zenouz, QHSE Manager at Corvus Energy. “Corvus is committed to producing the industry’s leading energy storage systems in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. This latest certification, when combined with our ISO 9001 certification ensures 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.

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

Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
+1 604 227 0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy to power all hybrid PSVs in the Gulf of Mexico

Corvus Energy to power all hybrid PSVs in the Gulf of Mexico

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Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide battery power for 3 additional SEACOR platform supply vessels

Richmond, B.C. – February 27, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by SEACOR Marine and Rolls-Royce to provide lithium ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for 3 new platform supply vessels (PSVs) being fitted with hybrid power systems. The brand-new PSVs were acquired by SEACOSCO, a joint venture between SEACOR and China Cosco Shipping Group (COSCO), and will be retrofitted into hybrid vessels.

As with most hybrid PSVs, typical vessel operations will utilize the batteries to provide spinning reserve during critical vessel operations such as dynamic positioning, as well as to provide support for peak shaving, enabling the diesel engines to operate more efficiently. Utilizing battery power from the Orca ESS will not only reduce the environmental footprint of the offshore operations but will also significantly reduce operational costs, including fuel and energy maintenance.

With these latest project wins, the Corvus Orca ESS will be providing battery power to seven SEACOR hybrid PSVs and 100% of the hybrid PSVs operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Corvus is pleased to be an integral part of SEACOR’s growing fleet of hybrid PSVs”, says Halvard Hauso, Senior Vice President of Sales at Corvus Energy. “Tightly integrated with the Rolls-Royce hybrid power solution, the Orca ESS will enable these vessels to achieve environmental and energy efficiency benefits.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 100+ projects utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 75MWh 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 fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy to power first hybrid platform supply vessels in Gulf of Mexico

Corvus Energy to power first hybrid platform supply vessels in Gulf of Mexico

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Corvus Energy to power first hybrid platform supply vessels in Gulf of Mexico

Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide battery power to 4 SEACOR platform supply vessels

Richmond, B.C. – February 26, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by SEACOR Marine and Kongsberg Maritime as the supplier of lithium ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for 4 platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with a state-of-the-art hybrid power system. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the PSVs’ propulsion and dynamic positioning system’s electrical network to enable safe, environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

All 4 PSVs are owned by Mantenimiento Express Marítimo SAPI de CV (“MEXMAR”), SEACOR Marine’s joint venture in Mexico. A Corvus Orca ESS will first be added to the SEACOR Maya PSV, which is due to have its retrofit completed this month. By July 2018, hybrid power retrofits will be completed for three additional Mexico-based SEACOR vessels: the SEACOR Azteca, SEACOR Warrior and SEACOR Viking. Typical vessel operations will utilize the batteries to provide spinning reserve during critical vessel operations such as dynamic positioning, as well as to provide support for peak shaving, enabling the diesel engines to operate more efficiently. Utilizing battery power from the Orca ESS will not only reduce the environmental footprint of the offshore operations but will also significantly reduce operational costs, including fuel & maintenance on the engines.

“We are confident in the energy saving and safety elements of the Corvus Orca ESS for SEACOR Maya and keen to start migration of more of our vessels to this unique, environmentally friendly and highly efficient power solution,” said Tim Clerc, Manager of Engineering, SEACOR Marine.

“Corvus is proud to be a key partner in SEACOR’s commitment to the environment and their goal of sustainable and energy efficient operations”, says Halvard Hauso, Senior Vice President of Sales at Corvus Energy. “Utilizing an Orca ESS as part of the Kongsberg hybrid solution, these PSVs will become the first hybrid PSVs in the Americas to help clients meet strict environmental regulations for reducing NOx, SOx and CO2 emissions.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 100+ projects utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 75MWh 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 fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:

Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Scandlines Shares Experiences with Hybrid and Electric Ferry Technology

Scandlines Shares Experiences with Hybrid and Electric Ferry Technology

Scandlines has reduced fuel oil consumption by 40% in the past two decades by implementing numerous green technologies in their four Puttgarden-Rødby ferries. “It’s a never-ending search for fuel savings,” said Fini Hansen, Scandlines’ Technical Superintendent of Fleet Management. “Scandlines is making a significant investment in new green technology that will benefit the people in the areas adjacent to the harbor and beyond in terms of reduced pollution. We invest responsibly in tomorrow’s technology leading towards a greener future.”

These remarks were made at Rostock Ship Machinery Conference (Rostocker Schiffsmaschinerntagung), September 21, 2017 at a presentation entitled, Green Agenda: Scandlines experiences with implementing Green technology.

Scandlines operates ferry routes between Denmark and Germany. Since 1997, Scandlines has invested in a wide range of technologies and designs—from propellers and hull design to LED lights and heat recovery systems—in an effort to reduce load, fuel consumption and emissions. Since 2012, one of Scandlines’ major focuses has been on using battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) to supply electrical power.

Corvus Energy is Strategic Partner in Hybridization

From the beginning, Scandlines has partnered with Corvus Energy to design the lithium ion battery-based ESSs into the hybrid diesel/battery electric propulsion systems. “Corvus is an important strategic partner in our continued implementation of new technologies to improve the operational efficiencies and reduce the environmental impact of our ferry fleet. Their innovative battery technology enables significant vessel performance improvements in both areas which also supports our ongoing commitment to service excellence,” said Søren Poulsgaard Jensen, Scandlines CEO.

The migration to hybrid ferries has taken place in three stages to date:

  1. 2013 Prinsesse Benedikte – Scandlines’ first hybrid retrofit of a 1997-built passenger and car ferry went into service on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The 1.6 MWh Corvus battery bank on board is used primarily for low speed in-harbor propulsion, load-levelling, and house power, and can propel the vessel on battery power alone for 20 minutes.
  2. 2014 Deutschland, Prins Richard and Schleswig-Holstein – Three hybridized passenger and car ferries went into service on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. Again, the Corvus battery banks provide low speed in-harbor propulsion, load-levelling, and house power. In addition, Scandlines added exhaust gas scrubbers on all four ferries on the Puttgarden-Rødby route to remove sulphur and particulate matter from the exhaust gas. The combination of reduced fuel consumption and gas scrubbers allowed Scandlines to meet IMO sulphur limits in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) by the January 1, 2015 deadline.
  3. 2016 Berlin and Copenhagen are two new-built hybrid 1500-passenger and 480-car ferries, each integrating a 1.5 MWh Corvus battery system into their hybrid diesel/battery electric propulsion systems. The battery systems allow the diesel engines to operate at their most efficient power levels during harbor maneuvering and docking.

 Hybrid propulsion in the four Puttgarden-Rødby ferries has reduced CO2 emissions by up to 15% per crossing, or approximately 15,000 tons CO2 annually.

How Hybrid Propulsion Reduces Fuel Consumption

“Corvus batteries are used primarily to minimize diesel engines running at non‐optimal load,” explained Scandlines’ Hansen. “Further, this means load‐leveling function in order to keep a high level of fuel efficiency and reduced number of generating sets in service.”

Analysis of fuel consumption on Prinsesse Benedikte before and after the installation of Corvus ESS reports a 14.4% reduction in fuel consumption—a significant portion of the 40% reduction in fuel consumption that Scandlines has achieved in almost two decades of fuel efficiency efforts on with the Puttgarden-Rødby ferries.

Here’s a brief review of how Corvus batteries help optimize engine load and impact fuel efficiency:

Specific fuel oil consumption (SFOC) is a measure of marine engine efficiency. It measures the consumption of fuel oil per unit energy at output shaft, typically reported as mass of fuel consumed per hour to produce a KW (g/KWh).

The graph below plots the SFOC on a Mak 8M32 engine, showing grams of heavy fuel oil (HFO) consumed at various engine loads. The graph shows that the engine operates at optimal efficiency at load factors greater than 85%. This is the principle by which hybrid diesel/battery electric propulsion systems can significantly reduce fuel consumption.

 

During a typical crossing, the diesel engines on Scandlines’ non-hybrid ferries would operate at 40%-55% load at sea and only 10% load in ports.

The new hybrid diesel/battery propulsion systems allow the diesel generators to operate more frequently in that sweet spot of high engine efficiency. Vessels run with one diesel genset at 85%-90% load at sea and in ports. While at port, excess energy generated is used to charge the batteries. A second diesel genset may also be used to charge the batteries as needed. At sea, the battery provides the power for load-balancing to allow the diesel generators to operate at a relatively consistent base load. See the illustration below.

Replacing diesel generator with ESS battery bank

How do you convert a diesel electric ferry to a hybrid diesel/battery electric ferry? Scandlines’ Fini Hansen describes it as a simple four step process:

  1. Remove the 85 ton motor
  2. Install 50 tons of batteries
  3. Install the energy storage system (ESS) control system
  4. Integrate into operations

The single line drawing below shows the Corvus ESS in place of the 5th diesel generator.

Certainly, emissions reduction was a major motivation for Scandlines’ investment. Yet there are considerable economic benefits stemming from hybridization of the ferries.

The 14.4% reduction in fuel consumption equates to an impressive annual savings of 1200 KG (1.3 tons) of HFO for Prinsesse Benedikte. In addition, there have been savings in maintenance and lube oil expenses. Annual savings due to hybridization at current fuel prices are approximately 605.000 EUR (710,000 USD) for each of the Puttgarden-Rødby ferries.

Future hybridization projects will reap even higher returns, as technological advancements have improved the performance and reduced the both the size and the cost of latest generation of Corvus Orca ESS, which was released in 2016. Capital outlay for a Corvus ESS, as well as the battery room infrastructure and commissioning cost, has been significantly reduced with the new generation Orca ESS.

Continued Course Towards Greener Ferries

The technology partnership continues. Corvus Energy services and maintains the ESSs in the Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet, taking advantage of its remote condition-based monitoring service, WatchmanTM . Moreover, Corvus continues to assist Scandlines in expanding its hybridization program and moving towards its ambitious zero-emissions goal, which Hansen says Scandlines hopes to accomplish “in a few years”.

“Scandlines is very pleased to continue and expand our long partnership with Corvus Energy. Beginning with Corvus in 2012, their industry leading energy storage technology has become the standard electric battery power solution for all of our hybrid vessels,” said Scandlines’ Hansen. “Our ambition is emission free ferries—we take one nautical mile at a time.”

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Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

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Corvus Energy achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Richmond, B.C. – December 18, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its global operations, manufacturing and service processes. A recent audit covered ISO9001:2008 requirements and ISO 9001:2015 transition requirements. The scope of this certification includes design, development, manufacturing and services for lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS).

“We are pleased that we have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification of our design, manufacturing and service processes,” stated Neil Lang, COO and General Manager North America at Corvus Energy. “Corvus has always maintained a very high level of quality management systems. Going through the certification process has allowed us to enhance our operations and processes even further, resulting in even greater collaboration across all Corvus departments.”

Mr. Lang added, “Focusing our business and products on the demanding requirements of the maritime industries which are adopting energy storage systems, we understand the need for the high quality and reliable solutions expected by our customers. For a large marine vessel depending solely on a Corvus ESS for its power, everything that goes into producing that solution must be of the highest quality. We believe that achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification will enable Corvus to exceed the requirements of our markets, and allow Corvus to scale to meet the growing global demand for Corvus energy storage systems.”

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

Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
+1 604 227 0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy announces a new CEO

Corvus Energy announces a new CEO

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Corvus Energy announces a new CEO

Geir Bjørkeli, a 20-year veteran of marine systems, takes the helm to steer a course for growth

Richmond, B.C. – December 04, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce the appointment of Geir Bjørkeli as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“I am really excited to join a company that is the market leader in marine energy storage,” said Bjørkeli. “I look forward to working alongside Corvus employees and in close cooperation with the company’s customers to develop the company and its products and services even further.”

Bjørkeli was previously Director of Norway for the Dutch company Huisman, and established the company’s Norwegian presence for offshore construction equipment solutions. Bjørkeli will remain based in Bergen, Norway.

Prior to joining Huisman, Bjørkeli was a design engineer with the ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein. He held several positions with Rolls-Royce, including VP Sales for North East Asia and Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine Japan, during which time he was based in Korea for six years and Japan for two years. Subsequently, he was appointed VP Systems Sales & Marketing Campaigns with global responsibility for Rolls-Royce systems in merchant vessels.

Bjørkeli is a mechanical engineer by training from Western Norway University of Applied Science, and holds an MBA in Shipping, Offshore and Finance at BI Norwegian School of Management and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.

“Geir has impressed us with his extensive technical and commercial experience in internationally-traded industrial and offshore equipment,” says Nick Andrews, Chairman of the Board of Corvus Energy. “Geir has the experience and the drive needed to guide Corvus through the company’s current period of high international growth, and we are confident that he will be a strong addition to the Corvus team.”

“At this time, we would also like to thank our outgoing CEO, Andrew Morden, for his leadership and contribution to Corvus’ success. During his tenure, Corvus grew its position as the global leader in the rapidly expanding marine lithium ion battery market, and has been able to attract a strong base of world class investors, including Statoil, Norske Hydro and the BW Group.  With the hiring of Geir, and the recent investment by Norske Hydro, Corvus is well-positioned to take advantage of very strong growth in its markets.”

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

Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
+1 604 227 0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

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Corvus Energy secures contract for new Norwegian all-electric, battery powered ferry

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca Energy ESS has been selected to power a new Fjord1 all-electric ferry

Richmond, B.C. – November 30, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric ferry being built by Fjellstrand for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. Corvus’ Orca Energy ESS solution will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system.

The selection of the Orca Energy ESS demonstrates NES’ and Fjord1’s commitment to environmental sustainability by equipping the ship with the industry’s most advanced and environmentally-friendly technologies that eliminate emissions and reduce operational costs. The all-electric ferry will be equipped with a 2.9MWh Orca Energy ESS to power all vessel operations.

Fjord1 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. The Fjord1 ferries and passenger boats transported 10.5 million vehicles and 21.5 million passengers in 2014. This new all-electric ferry will operate on the Halhjem-Våge route in Hordaland.

“Corvus Energy is very honoured to have been selected to supply the battery systems for this all-electric ferry”, says Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales at Corvus Energy. “The proven Orca Energy ESS continues to set the standard for maritime energy storage solutions.”

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) is a total system integrator of diesel electric and hybrid electric systems for the global marine market. Energy storage systems such as the Orca Energy ESS are at the heart these projects.

“This vessel will set a new standard for all-electric ferries. With the Corvus Orca ESS, it will be able to sail further than existing all-electric ferries”, says Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES. Larsen added, “The Orca ESS met all the strict requirements of this project and the technical and commercial support from Corvus’ local Bergen office was instrumental in securing this contract.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 100+ projects, totaling over 75MWh 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 fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Global aluminum supplier makes significant investment in Corvus Energy

Global aluminum supplier makes significant investment in Corvus Energy

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Global aluminum supplier makes significant investment in Corvus Energy

Norwegian aluminum supplier Hydro has acquired an ownership stake in Corvus Energy

Richmond, B.C. – November 28, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has finalized an investment deal with Norwegian aluminum supplier Hydro. Through the private placement, 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 is extremely pleased to have Hydro join our ownership team”, says Willie Wagen, Global VP of Sales & Marketing. Adding, “the experience and financial support of Hydro will enable Corvus to scale our operations and accelerate our market penetration even further.”

Established in 1905, Hydro is one of the world’s largest fully integrated aluminum companies, with over 35,000 employees, and operations in 40 countries on all continents. Hydro was attracted to Corvus not only for the commercial viability of the technology as the adoption of battery power for all-electric and hybrid marine applications increases, but also in consideration of their own future power needs. Based in Norway and rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy, technology and innovation, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of its customers and communities, shaping a sustainable future through innovative aluminum solutions.

“We see that energy storage and battery solutions are an increasingly important part of the future of energy systems, and as a significant energy player-both as a power producer and consumer of energy-we want Hydro to be developing this industry further”, says Executive Vice President for energy and business development at Hydro, Arvid Moss.

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

North America and ROW:

Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
+1 604 227 0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

Europe:

Willie Wagen
Global VP Sales & Marketing
+47 95 75 39 42
wwagen@corvusenergy.com

5 Reasons why Orca™ is the Perfect Name for Corvus Energy Storage Systems

5 Reasons why Orca™ is the Perfect Name for Corvus Energy Storage Systems

What’s in a name? Branding experts strive for a name that resonates with a product’s characteristics, that is universally understood, and emotes the experience of a user. Here are five similarities between Orca™ Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and majestic Orca whales that make Orca the perfect name for the newest Corvus ESS.

  1. Designed for Life at SeaTM. Resident Orca whales populations are found primarily in the North Pacific and Northeast Atlantic. Yes, these are the same waters in which Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS are increasingly found, with hybrid and all-electric ferries in the waters of Scandinavia, North Europe and British Columbia.

    Many transient and offshore Orca whale pods are known to travel great distances and have adapted to life in open water, similar to the new fleets of hybrid-electric cargo and offshore drilling service vessels being built or retrofitted with Corvus Energy Orca ESS.

Rather than take a single approach, Corvus Energy offers two Orca ESS product lines designed to meet the various needs of maritime customers. Orca Energy is ideal for applications that require large amounts of energy such as ferries and merchant vessels, while Orca Power was designed for applications that require a seamless response to dynamic power loads such as offshore supply vessels and port equipment.

  1. Breach Barriers. Nobody knows for sure why the Orca whale breaches. But one thing is for sure: sightings evoke awe and delight. We are thrilled that the maritime industry is responding similarly to the new Orca ESS product line. The Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards recently honored Corvus Energy with the 2017 ‘Innovation of the Year’

    In presenting the award, judges cited the Orca ESS product line’s enhanced safety, performance and, in particular, unparalleled energy density that results in dramatic drops in upfront and operating costs. With significantly improved ROI, Orca ESS is set to breach the barrier to adoption for many marine applications.

  2. At the Apex. Orca whales are apex predators, meaning that they have no natural predators. Now, we’re not saying that Corvus Energy has no competitors. But John Snyder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Marine Log, may have described Corvus market dominance best when he declared, “It’s hard to find a hybrid or electric marine power project that they don’t have a hand in.”

    Following the successful launch of Orca ESS at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in 2016, Corvus has won over 30 new projects totalling over 25MWh that will utilize Orca ESS. In total, 100+ projects utilize Corvus ESS, now totalling over 75MWh and 1.5 million operating hours. Corvus has unsurpassed experience and knowledge that enables revolutionary innovation.

  3. Human Safety at Sea. The Orca whale is often maligned as a ‘killer’ whale. The simple truth is that humans are not at risk from Orca whales at sea. Likewise, while doubts still surface about the safety of Li-ion battery systems at sea, these fears are unfounded for well-designed systems such as Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS.

Safety is paramount to the Orca ESS design, with a modular design that improves electrical safety during installation and operation, as well as advanced features to isolate thermal runway at the cell level and vent gas. Orca ESS has been tested and proven to meet or exceed marine safety standards, and Corvus Energy is the only supplier to carry DNV, Lloyd’s Register, ABS and BV product Type Approvals.

  1. Intelligence and Communications. Researchers are still uncovering the extent of social cooperation, vocalization and learned behaviors that indicate a high degree of intelligence in the Orca whale species.

    We draw the fifth parallel in this article to the intelligence and communications capabilities of the Orca ESS condition-based battery monitoring system, Watchman™ ESS advisory portal. Vigilant monitoring of the Orca ESS—from cell level to power system—ensures the system is operating at optimal performance and safety levels.

These are five reasons why Orca is the perfect name for the Corvus Energy Storage Systems. Subscribe to Corvus Energy Updates or Follow Corvus Energy on LinkedIn to keep current on all our news.

Corvus Energy to power industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel

Corvus Energy to power industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel

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Corvus Energy to power industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel

Orca ESS from Corvus Energy has been selected to provide battery power for industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing & transportation vessel

Richmond, B.C. – October 23, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s first full service hybrid fish farm processing and transport vessel. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the vessels’ propulsion system to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design and hybrid propulsion system for the vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain, on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018.

The Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion system utilizing the Orca ESS from Corvus benefits both the environment and the ship owner through the reduction of emissions and operating costs.

“Corvus is extremely proud that Orca has once again been chosen by Wärtsilä to power industry leading vessels like this one”, says Willie Wagen, Global VP Sales & Marketing of Corvus Energy. Adding, “this project is further proof that leveraging battery power for hybrid and all-electric vessels is expanding across all vessel types.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus continues to lead the industry with 100+ projects utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 75MWh 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 fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com.

Media Contact:
Sean Puchalski
VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts
(604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com