MF Tycho Brahe

100-130 m

5-10 MWh

Corvus Energy has equipped the world’s largest battery ferry, MF Tycho Brahe, with Dolphin Power battery systems. The vessel is still equipped with its original diesel-powered engine, but four containers on each top deck hold the equivalent of about 4160 kWh of electrical power: 640 lithium batteries, with 11 MW total. Charging is done with up to 11 MW. The ship can run on full battery, full diesel or a combined, hybrid set-up. It is one out of four ferries running the busy route between Helsingør, Denmark, and Helsingborg, Sweden, a yearly total of 50,000 times – and with 7.2 million passengers.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name MF Tycho Brahe
Owner Scandlines
Operator ForSea
Integrator ABB Oy
Segment Cruise and Ferry
Sub-segment Ferry
Vessel type Car Ferry
Dynamic Positioning DP2
ESS capacity 6345 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Dolphin Power
Lightweight battery Yes
Delivery year 2021
Ship yard Langsten Slip & Båtbyggeri
Newbuild/Retrofit Retrofit
Vessel size 111,2 m x 28,2 m x 5,5 m
Passenger capacity 1250
Car capacity 240
Gross tonnage 11 148
Deadweight tonnage 2500
IMO no 9007116
Area of Operation Denmark
Sailing route Helsingborg - Helsingør
Sailing distance 4 km
Ship system All-electric, Hybrid
Bus Voltage 576-768 VDC
Class LRS
Flag state Denmark

Estimated annual savings

0 %

CO2 emission reduction

Battery operation

Load Levelling

Peak Shaving

Zero Emissions Operations