Victoria of Wight

70-100 m

500-1000 kWh

Victoria of Wight is the first hybrid energy ferry in England, setting new standards for cross-Solent travel. She combines battery power with conventional engines to sail between Portsmouth and Fishbourne, using 17% less fuel than the next largest ship on the route, the St Clare.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name Victoria of Wight
Owner Wightlink
Integrator Wärtsilä
Segment Cruise and Ferry
Sub-segment Electric and Hybrid Ferries
Vessel type Car Ferry
ESS capacity 818 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Orca ESS
Delivery year 2018
Ship yard Cemre
Ship design Houlder
Newbuild/Retrofit Newbuild
Vessel size 89,7 x 22 x 2,6 m
Passenger capacity 1170
Car capacity 178
Gross tonnage 8041
IMO no 9791028
Area of Operation United Kingdom
Sailing route Portsmouth - Fishbourne
Sailing distance 10 km
Crossing time 45 min
Ship system Hybrid
Bus Voltage 650-900 VDC
Class LR
Flag state UK

Estimated annual savings

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diesel/year saved

0 tons

CO2 emission reduction

Battery operation

Load Levelling

Peak Shaving

Spinning Reserve