Sonja Hansen of Corvus Energy selected as member of the Norwegian Government’s strategy group for Maritime-21

Bergen, Norway – 11 June 2021  Sonja Vernøy Hansen of Corvus Energy, the global leading supplier of zero-emission solutions for the maritime industry, has been selected to be a member of the Norwegian Government’s strategy group for Maritime-21.

Maritime-21 will provide a comprehensive review of Norway’s strategy for maritime research, development and innovation, and will also provide a special review of technology and research opportunities related to green shipping and digitalization. The strategy group has been appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. “It is an honor for Corvus Energy to be part of this important work for Norway and contribute strategy for greener shipping. We are proud that Sonja is among the selected strategists,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. He adds that the appointment is also a recognition of the excellent work Hansen is contributing to the Norwegian maritime industry. “Sonja Vernøy Hansen is highly skilled and able to parlay her industry knowledge and experience within political and organizational work to advance and add value and excitement to any project with which she is involved,” says Bjørkeli.

An unstoppable trend
Corvus Energy has a significant market position globally. The company supplies batteries for all segments in the ocean space including marine, offshore, ports and subsea. Corvus is also developing maritime hydrogen fuel cells with world leader in fuel cell technology, Toyota. Headquartered in Norway, Corvus Energy was founded in Canada in 2009, has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Canada and Norway, and sales and service organizations in Europe, North America and Asia’s strategically important and fast- growing markets. “The transition in the maritime sector from fossil fuels to green technology is a trend that cannot be stopped. As a leading maritime nation, it is important that Norway is at the forefront of research, innovation and development. We applaud that the authorities gather professionals from our industry to help Norway as a nation to strengthen this important sector, and thus contribute to a green transition in shipping globally,” says Geir Bjørkeli.

The Maritime-21 strategy
The strategy group will deliver its updated strategy by the end of 2021. The group is led by Professor Ingrid Schjølberg, dean of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The strategy group consists of 15 members from industry, various universities and several Norwegian organizations.

Press Release from the Norwegian Government this week:
The press release from Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (Norwegian text): ###
©Corvus Energy     Photo caption: Sonja Vernøy Hansen of Corvus Energy has been selected to be a member of the Norwegian Government’s strategy group for Maritime-21.
About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy is the leading supplier of energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime, offshore, subsea and port applications. Corvus Energy offers a full portfolio of ESS suitable for almost every vessel type, providing high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium-ion battery systems. The purpose-built, field-proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and all-electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives. Corvus Energy has unsurpassed experience from 450+ projects, totaling over 350 MWh and more than 3 million operating hours. Recently the company launched their hydrogen fuel cell initiative for maritime applications with world leader on fuel cell technology, Toyota Corporation.

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