Corvus wins energy storage deal from NES

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Corvus Energy has won deal from Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.

Corvus Energy said it provides battery power to more ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined. Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have now been selected for over 40 similarly sized car ferries globally.

To date, Corvus Energy has supplied ESSs on eight Fjord1 electric ferries operating on four Norwegian coastal routes.

“Technical team at NES are highly experienced in integrating batteries into electric power and propulsion systems, and easy to work with to calculate energy storage capacity correctly,” said Tommy Sletten, team leader Technical Sales Support at Corvus Energy.

These five electric ferries are of Havyard 932 design and will be built in Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn. Each ferry is 67 meters in length, holds 50 cars. They will be equipped with air-cooled Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system.

Corvus will deliver the equipment in 2019 and all five ferries will be operational on four additional routes in Norway by January 1, 2020.