SC Connector

Norway's largest sailing vessel

130-160 m

200-500 kWh

SC Connector is retrofitted with a Corvus Orca Energy battery and the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution - a modernized version of the Flettner rotor, a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to thrust a ship. The sails are 35 meters tall and has 5 meters wide cylinders. The vessel´s total airdraft will be 56 meters, 8 meters taller than the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, which was formerly Norway´s tallest sailing ship. With the battery pack one can avoid the use of auxiliary engines, which means that it can be 100% emission-free during sailing and at quay. The large vessel operates in the North Sea, which allows for some of the most favorable wind conditions for Rotor Sails. The routes involve navigating under multiple bridges and powerlines which require the Rotor Sails to have a tilting function.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name SC Connector
Owner Seatrans
Integrator NES
Segment Merchant
Sub-segment Hybrid short sea merchant vessels
Vessel type Cargo
ESS capacity 339 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Orca ESS
Delivery year 2020
Ship design LMG
Newbuild/Retrofit Retrofit
Vessel size 154,5 m x 22,74 m
Gross tonnage 12251
Deadweight tonnage 8843
IMO no 9131993
Area of Operation Norway
Ship system Hybrid
Class DNV
Flag state Malta

Estimated annual savings

Battery operation

Rapid Load Response

Peak Shaving

Zero Emissions Operations