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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

Corvus Energy strengthens its product portfolio for maritime batteries with the acquisition of Grenland Energy

Corvus Energy strengthens its product portfolio for maritime batteries with the acquisition of Grenland Energy

Bergen, Norway; Richmond, BC, Canada; and Skien, Norway – February 6, 2019 – February 6, 2019 – Corvus Energy Holding AS, the world-leading supplier of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) to the maritime industry, has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Grenland Energy AS. Grenland Energy, located in Skien, Norway in the heart of the Grenland region, develops and manufactures lightweight lithium-ion batteries for the maritime, offshore and subsea industry.

Corvus recognized synergies “We knew that Grenland Energy had technology that would accelerate our long-term strategy by complementing and strengthening our product portfolio,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. “We are very excited to have quickly reached this agreement with Grenland Energy. They have highly skilled employees, high quality products, and a market-leading position within niche segments that represent attractive long-term growth potential.”

Perfect timing “The market for battery storage is increasing rapidly. It is the perfect time to combine resources, competencies, and technologies with an optimized global footprint. We are eager to join forces with innovative companies such as Grenland Energy to offer extended and more specialized solutions and services,” Bjørkeli continues.

Complete supplier With this acquisition, lightweight and subsea batteries are added to Corvus Energy’s existing portfolio of large-scale maritime ESSs, strengthening Corvus Energy’s market-leading position as a complete supplier of batteries for a wide variety of seaborne applications.

Build on strengths The current operations of Grenland Energy will continue without interruption, and Grenland Energy customers will benefit from Corvus Energy’ global sales and service capabilities. Bjørkeli remarks: “Corvus will offer Grenland Energy automated and efficient manufacturing, a global service network and easier access to global markets. The Grenland team will play a vital role in future R&D programs within the Corvus family and help shape a hub for leading battery technology in the Grenland region. And as in the past, Corvus Energy will continue to focus on innovation, quality and safety and to foster a long-term view on customer relations.”

Unique range of products “Corvus Energy’s commitment to quality and safety was key in our decision. We share the same passion for overcoming technical challenges, to drive innovation and provide better and more sustainable solutions,” says Roman Stoiber, CEO at Grenland Energy. “We are pleased that Corvus Energy will enable unprecedented access for our technology to markets and opportunities. Our combined range of products and services will be unique in today’s maritime industry and offer significant advantages to our customers. Furthermore,Corvus’ commitment to further strengthen todays Grenland team was important to us.”, Stoiber states.

A growing demand “We are eager to have products and knowhow to help serve a wider range of maritime applications,” says Sean Puchalski, EVP of Strategy and Business Planning at Corvus Energy. “We see a growing demand for a lightweight ESS in high-speed vessels, as well as subsea applications, for which the Grenland Energy product design is ideally suited.”

Fully integrated Upon completion of the acquisition, the business of Grenland Energy will be fully integrated with the operations in Corvus Norway AS, which is based in Bergen, Norway. The Grenland Energy office will continue and expand its current operation in the Grenland region of Norway. The shareholders in Grenland Energy will continue as shareholders in Corvus Energy Holding AS.

 

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About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy is the world-leading supplier of 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, totaling over 200 MWh and more than 2 million operating hours.

For more information, please visit www.corvusenergy.com

Corvus Energy Media Contacts:

In Europe and Asia In North America
Sonja Vernøy Hansen
Marketing Communications Manager
+47 993 09 309
svhansen@corvusenergy.com
Sean Puchalski
Executive VP Strategy & Business Planning
+1 (604) 227-0280 ext. 123
spuchalski@corvusenergy.com

 

 

About Grenland Energy

Grenland Energy was established in 2012 to develop and provide large battery systems for maritime and offshore applications. The business expanded rapidly to include customized battery solutions for land-based and subsea applications, along with consultancy and test services. Today Grenland Energy has projects within maritime, offshore, subsea and land-based energy storage solutions and is involved in a number of innovative R&D projects with the target to develop tomorrow’s battery technology.

For more information, please visit www.grenlandenergy.com

Grenland Energy Media Contact:

Roman Stoiber
CEO
+47 948 81 758
roman.stoiber@grenlandenergy.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

 

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

 

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

NEWS RELEASE

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

NEWS RELEASE

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.

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