Corvus Energy introduces next-generation Orca ESS product line

Corvus Energy re-invents the maritime ESS with the Orca ESS product line, setting new standards of safety, performance and economics

Richmond, B.C – June 20, 2016 – Corvus Energy, the world’s leading manufacturer of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS), is pleased to announce the introduction of its next generation product line, Orca ESS. The Orca ESS product line was specifically designed and built to meet the needs of maritime applications at the industry’s highest levels of performance and safety, while making economic sense to ship owners and builders.

As the market leader for maritime ESS, Corvus Energy designed the Orca ESS product line based on experience from 50+ vessels currently utilizing a Corvus ESS, totaling over 35MWh installed and 1 million operating hours. “We challenged our engineering teams to design and build the industry’s safest, highest performing ESS at an extremely compelling cost of ownership”, says Andrew Morden, President & CEO of Corvus Energy. “Orca ESS is the result of that challenge and the lessons learned from our experience as the leading provider of ESS solutions.” Rather than a single product approach, the Orca ESS product line delivers a range of products which are 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.

With the industry’s highest C-Rates, unparalleled density and increased lifespan, Orca ESS solutions are designed to scale for applications of all sizes, up to and beyond 10MWh, at a lower total cost of ownership. “With a step-change in price, typical applications should expect total installed costs to be reduced by up to 50% with Orca ESS”, says Morden.

In addition to the superior performance and economic advantages, the purpose-built Orca product line also includes industry leading innovations related to safety and operations. Among those innovations, both Orca Energy and Orca Power feature patented technology that delivers cell-level thermal runaway isolation. This unprecedented level of safety is standard across the Orca ESS product line and does not require active cooling techniques, such as liquid cooling for it to be effective. Additional innovations such as power connections contained within the rack, eliminate the need for cables and manual connections resulting in enhanced reliability, increased safety and reduced installation costs.

The Orca ESS product line is being unveiled publicly for the first time at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, June 21-23.

Orca ESS, Designed for Life at Sea (TM).

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:

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