2.9MWh system will be installed on the Fjellstrand-built ferry, to be operated by Fjord1
Corvus Energy is to supply a lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric ferry being built by Fjellstrand for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.
As part of a contract award from Norwegian Electric System (NES), Corvus’ Orca Energy ESS solution will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system. The ferry will be equipped with a 2.9MWh Orca Energy ESS to power all vessel operations.
Fjord1 ferries are an integral part of the transportation infrastructure along the west coast of Norway, crossing the fjords and connecting the islands to the mainland. The Fjord1 ferries and passenger boats transported 10.5 million vehicles and 21.5 million passengers in 2014. This new all-electric ferry will operate on the Halhjem-Våge route in Hordaland.
“Corvus Energy is very honoured to have been selected to supply the battery systems for this all-electric ferry”, commented Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales at Corvus Energy. “The proven Orca Energy ESS continues to set the standard for maritime energy storage solutions.”
“This vessel will set a new standard for all-electric ferries. With the Corvus Orca ESS, it will be able to sail further than existing all-electric ferries”, added Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES. Larsen added, “The Orca ESS met all the strict requirements of this project and the technical and commercial support from Corvus’ local Bergen office was instrumental in securing this contract.”
As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 100+ projects, totaling over 75MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.
In October the company won a similar award to supply a 3MWh ESS for the multipurpose vessel OV Ryvingen (pictured) being built by Rolls Royce for the Norwegian Coastal Administration.