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

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