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World’s First All-Electric Commercial Fishing Vessel – “Karoline”

World’s First All-Electric Commercial Fishing Vessel – “Karoline”

Corvus Energy powers the world’s first electric commercial fishing vessel. A Corvus lithium polymer Energy Storage System (ESS) has been integrated with a Siemens propulsion system aboard the world’s first electric commercial fishing vessel designed and built by Selfa Arctic AS.

August 20, 2015 – Richmond, BC – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce a Corvus ESS with a Siemens BlueDrive PlusC marine propulsion system will power the Selfa Elmax 1099 electric fishing boat. The 11 metre electric vessel will have a 195 kWh ESS consisting of 30 Corvus AT6500 lithium polymer battery modules. The fishing boat, designed to operate entirely on Corvus battery power over a planned ten hour working day, will also have a small 50kW auxiliary generator and can be charged overnight by plugging into the electrical grid. Norwegian fishing company Øra AS will operate the first Selfa Elmax 1099 designed by Norwegian shipbuilder Selfa Arctic AS.

The electric vessel to be named “Karoline” will be commissioned in Trondheim Norway this August and will be presented to the country’s Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker, in the same month. The Karoline will then be tested in the demanding conditions off the coast of Tjeldsundet in Northern Norway. In September, the boat will be moved to Tromso Norway to be part of the daily operations of Øra AS. While fishing the vessel will operate emissions free, eliminating all greenhouse gasses including CO2. The boat will also generate less noise and vibration than a standard diesel engine powered fishing vessel. “We have been working on this electric boat design for some time and Corvus batteries are part of the design solution.

Their innovative battery technology enables the vessel to meet the needed performance specifications, that is, to operate electrically for a full fishing day.” Said Erik Ianssen, Selfa Arctic AS President & CEO.

“With successful sea trials completed we are planning serial production of the vessel.” “Siemens is an industry leader in the development of environmentally friendly propulsion technologies. For smaller vessels such as the Selfa Elmax, we have developed BlueDrive PlusC, an extremely flexible, compact and high-capacity electric hybrid propulsion system which is designed to provide maximum efficiency. When integrated with a Corvus lithium ESS we can nearly eliminate all emissions making for one of the greenest fishing boats on the water today” Said Ole Johan Hungnes, Sales Manager, Siemens Marine.

“We are very pleased to be part of this new and exciting development in fishing vessel design. Our ‘marine-hardened’ battery technology is a good fit for the groundbreaking electric drive Selfa Elmax,” said Andrew Morden, President and CEO, Corvus Energy. Corvus Energy makes the only lithium ion ESS Type-Approved by Lloyds, DNV and ABS.

About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium Ion battery systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion systems.

For more information, please visit www.corvus-energy.com

About Siemens
For more than 130 years, Siemens Naval & Commercial Vessels has been delivering electrical products, systems, solutions, and services for the efficient and reliable operation of commercial and naval vessels over their entire lifecycle. Our pioneering innovations in commercial and naval markets as well as our environmental portfolio open up new perspectives for our customers.

About Selfa Arctic
Started in 1987, Selfa Arctic AS is based in Harstad, on the Norwegian coast and is a leader in the market for coastal fishing vessels under 15 metres. The company has two branches in Trondheim, and specializes in building vessels with lengths between 9.5 and 12 metres (32 and 40 ft). The firm’s flagship vessel is an 11-metre (36 ft) fishing boat set up to be operated by a single fisherman.

Media Contact: Sean Puchalski VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts (604) 227-0280 ext. 123 spuchalski@corvus-energy.com

Editor’s Picks Hybrid Power & Propulsion, Ship Building Industry – June 2015 – Page 45

Scandlines’ new hybrids will use a 2.7MWh ESS consisting of Corvus Energy’s AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries integrated with Siemens drive systems. The newly refit hybrid ferries will deliver significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved maintenance costs and optimised engine performance resulting in greatly decreased operating expenses. The integrated system will last for more than 10 years, optimising ROI by multiples given the long life of ferry vessels. The adaptable modular Corvus ESS allows vessel system integrators and designers an alternative source of high energy that creates the opportunity to re-design systems to reduce system complexity and costs throughout the vessel.
Contract awarded to supply Siemens with Energy Storage System (ESS) for state-of-the-art Offshore Vessel

Contract awarded to supply Siemens with Energy Storage System (ESS) for state-of-the-art Offshore Vessel

New build hybrid multi-purpose supply vessel (MPSV) ordered by Østensjø Rederi to be built at Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft AS will incorporate Corvus ESS Richmond, B.C. Canada

Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Østensjø Rederi strengthen partnership with second offshore vessel project. The new 150m MPSV to be named the Edda Freya will incorporate a 1050VDC, 546kWh Corvus ESS consisting of 84 Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer battery modules. This new project follows on the heels of the Edda Ferd hybrid platform supply vessel (PSV) project completed by the same partners in 2014. The Corvus ESS will again be integrated with the Siemens BlueDrive PlusC ™ electric propulsion solution that will provide efficient hybrid propulsion to the new MPSV and also provide backup power in the case of blackout. Edda Ferd and Edda Freya are part of Østensjø Rederi’s environmental concept “Mindset”. The vessels optimize the use of diesel generators and ESS to significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions, allowing a 20 to 25% energy savings over comparable vessels.

“We are very pleased to partner again with Siemens and Østensjø, this time on the Edda Freya MPSV” said Andrew Morden, President and CEO, Corvus Energy. “Balancing environmental protection and profit is not an easy task in the North Sea. We are proud to supply an ESS to the vessel that can meet the operational rigors of offshore service.” Corvus’ lithium polymer energy storage technology is an effective solution for hybridization of commercial vessels with dynamic duty cycles. It provides the consistent power and reliability to support greatly improved efficiencies of marine propulsion systems. With a large market share and multiple hybrid systems deployed with Siemens and their customers, Corvus Energy has the breadth of experience and expert personnel to ensure this new ESS performs well now and far into the future.

About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium Ion battery systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion systems. For more information, please visit www.corvus-energy.com.

Media Contact: Sean Puchalski VP Strategic Marketing and Accounts (604) 227-0280 ext. 123 spuchalski@corvus-energy.com

About Siemens
For more than 130 years, Siemens Naval & Commercial Vessels has been delivering electrical products, systems, solutions, and services for the efficient and reliable operation of commercial and naval vessels over their entire lifecycle. Our pioneering innovations in commercial and naval markets as well as our environmental portfolio open up new perspectives for our customers.

About Østensjø Rederi AS
Since 1973, Østensjø has delivered top quality marine services in the offshore and towage sectors worldwide. The focus on recruiting and training quality staff to deliver quality service, has turned Østensjø into one of the most highly regarded marine services companies in the world. With one of the newest fleets in the industry, and the most well maintained vessels in the world, Østensjø believes in providing the highest standard of service to its customers.

Energy Storage Systems for two new Scandlines battery-hybrid ferries

Energy Storage Systems for two new Scandlines battery-hybrid ferries

RICHMOND, B.C., CANADA (March 2nd, 2015) Corvus Energy announces Energy Storage System order for two new battery hybrid ferries Scandlines vessels will be the first ferries specifically designed with battery hybrid propulsion to operate on the Rostock-Gedser commercial route. Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Scandlines have announced the award of the energy storage system contract for the M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen battery hybrid ferries currently being built at the Danish shipyard FAYARD.

The new vessels M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen will each use a 1,050VDC, 1.5MWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 231 Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries. The batteries will be integrated with a Siemens converter system and together they form an Energy Storage System that will be powered by four diesel gensets (one less than a non-hybrid design). The M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen will have similar systems to the four Scandlines hybrid vessels on the route Puttgarden-Rødby, winner of Initiative of the Year at the Ship Efficiency Awards 2014. Each of the new ferries will have a capacity of 1,300 passengers and 460 cars or 96 trucks. The innovative hybrid propulsion system will be combined with a scrubber that cleans the engine exhaust streams of pollutants such as sulphur and particulate matter and will help reduce sulphur emissions by at least 90 %.

“We are very pleased that Corvus’/Siemens’ energy storage system was selected for these innovative vessels” said Andrew Morden, President and CEO, Corvus Energy. “The M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen are examples of the significant benefits both operationally and environmentally of battery hybrid propulsion.” Corvus’ lithium polymer energy storage technology is an effective solution for hybridization of commercial vessels with dynamic duty cycles. It provides the consistent power and reliability to support greatly improved efficiencies of marine propulsion systems. With a large market share and multiple hybrid systems deployed with Siemens and their customers, Corvus Energy has the breadth of experience and expert personnel to ensure these systems perform well now and far into the future.

About Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium Ion battery systems. Its purpose built, field proven battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment including large marine propulsion drives.
For more information, please visit www.corvus-energy.com

About Scandlines
Scandlines was founded in 1998 and is one of the largest ferry operators in Europe. On two short distance routes between Germany and Denmark with high frequency and large capacity, Scandlines provide efficient and reliable transportation services to both passengers and freight customers. In 2014, Scandlines transported 7.5 million passengers, 1.8 million cars and 0.5 million cargo units on the Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser ferry routes. Read more about Scandlines at www.scandlines.com

Corvus Media Contact: Sean Puchalski V.P. Strategic Marketing and Accounts (604) 227-0280 ext.123, spuchalski@corvus-energy.com

Introducing the truly innovative Edda Ferd

Introducing the truly innovative Edda Ferd

The latest addition to the Ostenso Rederij fleet claims that it’s capable of cutting the typical PSV energy draw by between 25% and 30% – while still running plain ordinary diesel, writes Stevie Knight.

Edda Ferd_Corvus Energy ESS
The Edda Ferd has a DC main grid which gives it the abilty to use variable engine speeds

So, it’s worth asking exactly how the 96.2m Edda Ferd does it. Ketil Aagesen of Siemens explains that some of it is down to the use of a cleverly managed battery bank: “To start with, the batteries cut in with instant power to take the edge off some of the sudden spikes in any peak power demands,” he says, adding that the hybrid installation is connected to two AC asynchronous water-cooled motors that can push out 2,700kW each.

This adds a whole new layer of flexibility, with the batteries acting as the sole energy source for the low load conditions and handling peak demands without starting up standby engines explains Mr Aagesen.

However, it’s the way batteries can act as an energy buffer that is possibly the most important point for the vessel’s DP2 systems; it means the bank can step in as a bridge, allowing different kinds of energy configuration to provide the necessary spinning reserve.

Read more: http://www.motorship.com/news101/ships-and-shipyards/introducing-the-truly-innovative-edda-ferd