At the upcoming Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, June 6-8, Corvus Energy will display the latest enhancement to its Orca™ product lines—Orca Energy and Orca Power—the industry’s safest and most capable Li-ion battery systems for energy storage and electric power applications. “We expect particular interest in our liquid-cooled battery systems that make it possible to discharge and charge at the highest C-rates in the industry,” says Sean Puchalski, VP of Strategic Marketing & Accounts at Corvus Energy.
It was almost a year ago that Corvus Energy was awarded Supplier of the Year at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards. It was the second consecutive year that Corvus Energy had received the award, prompting awards panel judge, John Snyder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Marine Log to declare, “It’s hard to find a hybrid or electric marine power project that they don’t have a hand in.”
The pace has not slowed for Corvus Energy in the past year, with the release of its Orca™ product line and expanded adoption of Corvus energy storage solutions in maritime applications—both on land and at sea.
“We at Corvus Energy are thrilled that we continue to be selected by leading propulsion system partners and shipbuilders who share our vision of cleaner energy solutions,” reports Puchalski. “Since the launch of Orca less than a year ago, we have won 24 deals totaling 15MWh, and the technology advancements in our latest Orca product releases will only improve the viability of our systems in a greater range of maritime applications.”
In the past year, Corvus Energy has cemented its relationship with Scandlines with a long-term agreement to remotely monitor and service the Corvus battery systems on Scandlines hybrid ferries—the world’s largest fleet of newbuilt and retrofitted hybrid ferries.
Corvus Energy also provided the Energy Storage System (ESS) for three cargo ferries: two LNG-battery hybrids for Seaspan Ferries of Canada transporting cargo in the waters of British Columbia, and one hybrid in partnership with Halvorsen Power Systems to operate in Danish waters. “The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus was an extremely compelling solution for this application,” said Hans Petter Heggebø, CEO at Halvorsen Power Systems AS. “By combining industry leading safety, performance and economic feasibility, Corvus has achieved the ultimate maritime ESS with Orca and we really enjoy working closely with the skilled and enthusiastic Corvus team in Bergen.”
The sheer variety of marine applications in which Corvus Energy has been involved in the past year—which include two European polar expedition cruise ships, research and fish farm support vessels in Norway, and a San Francisco Bay area’s Educational Tall Ship—highlight the range of interest in electric and hybrid propulsion systems in waterways around the globe.
On land, maritime ports in China are leading the way in reducing emissions by using hybrid gantry cranes incorporating Corvus energy storage solutions. “Gantry cranes have demanding power requirements, and the compact and rugged nature of Corvus battery systems fits the application well,” say Puchalski. “Offsetting demands on diesel generators, and recovering energy from container lowering, can reduce fuel consumption by 55% to 75% and dramatically reduce emissions.”
Visit Corvus Energy at Booth E2010 at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo.