MF Kinsarvik

40-70 m

500-1000 kWh

Kinsarvik is equipped with two Orca Energy battery packs, which can be re-charged from the national power grid, in addition, diesel generators provide emergency backup (plug-in hybrid electrical). The ferry has to meet stringent environmental requirements such as vastly reduced CO2 emissions and much-improved energy efficiency. The new technology will reduce emissions and at the same time increase passenger comfort. The ferry connections will be operated with power from shore, creating substantial environmental improvements, reducing CO2 emissions by 92 percent, and achieving savings in overall energy consumption by 74 percent.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name Kinsarvik
Owner Boreal Sjø
Operator Skyss
Integrator Westcon Power & Automation
Segment Cruise and Ferry
Sub-segment Electric and Hybrid Ferries
Vessel type Car Ferry
ESS capacity 746 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Orca ESS
Delivery year 2019
Ship yard Oma Baatbyggeri
Ship design eFerry 45M
Newbuild/Retrofit Newbuild
Vessel size 44 m x 11 m
Passenger capacity 80
Car capacity 16
Gross tonnage 453
IMO no 9855800
Area of Operation Norway
Sailing route Kinsarvik-Utne
Sailing distance 13 km
Crossing time 20 min
Ship system Hybrid
Bus Voltage 800-1100
Class DNV
Flag state Norway

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