Next Generation Orca ESS eliminates emissions of hybrid cargo transport vessel

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected by Halvorsen for the retrofit of a hybrid cargo transport vessel

Richmond, B.C – November 7, 2016 – Halvorsen Power Systems AS has once again selected Corvus Energy as the supplier of the lithium based energy storage system (ESS) for a retrofit of a hybrid cargo transport vessel called MS Hannah Kristina. Corvus will supply its recently released, next generation Orca Energy solution to provide all required energy to the vessel during harbor operations, resulting in zero emissions.

Orca Energy is part of the recently announced Orca ESS product line from Corvus which is specifically designed for hybrid and all-electric maritime applications. “The Orca ESS solutions were designed with exactly this type of application in mind”, said Halvard Hauso, EVP Sales & Marketing at Corvus. “With twice the amount of energy in half the space, at half the installed cost, Orca makes great financial and environmental sense.” In addition to the purpose built performance characteristics, the Orca product line also includes safety innovations such as cell-level thermal runaway isolation approved by NMA (Propagation Test 1) and which does not require active cooling techniques such as liquid cooling to be effective. “Orca’s advancements on safety and performance have caught the attention of ship builders and integrators around the globe.”

The hybrid cargo transport vessel will utilize a 1,000kWh Orca Energy ESS to provide 100% of the vessels energy requirements during harbour operations. This not only reduces fuel and operating costs but also drastically reduces the environmental impact of the vessel. “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.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus designed and built the Orca ESS solutions portfolio based on the experience from 50+ vessels utilizing a Corvus ESS, totaling over 35MWh and 1 million operating hours. Rather than a single product, the Orca ESS product line delivers a range of products which are designed to meet the needs of various marine customers. Orca Energy is ideal for applications that require large amounts of energy such as ferries and merchant vessels, while Orca Power has been designed for applications that require a seamless response to dynamic power loads such as offshore supply vessels and port equipment.

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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About Halvorsen Power System

Halvorsen Power System core business is system integration with specialties within power grid/network, frequency converters and automation systems. Halvorsen is headquartered in Stavanger, with locations in Kvinesdal, Bømlo, Langhus, Oslo, Hungary and Houston.

Hans Petter Heggebø

CEO, Halvorsen Power Systems AS

+47 478 45 550