Corvus Energy batteries to power NES propulsion systems on Fjord1 ferries

Corvus Energy batteries to power NES propulsion systems on Fjord1 ferries
Corvus Energy's ESS will power NES's al-electric propulsion systems onboard the Fjord1 ferries (Image: Corvus Energy)

Corvus Energy is to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric passenger ferries that are being built by Havyard for Norwegian operator Fjord1.

The company’s Corvus Orca Energy ESS system was chosen by marine electric systems integrator Norwegian Electric system (NES), which will provide the ferries’ power and propulsion systems. The 2.9 MWh ESS will supply all the electric power to NES’s systems, lowering emissions as the ferries operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route in Norway.

“Fjord1 continues to forge a very progressive path towards environmentally sustainable operations with these additional all-electric ferries,” said Stein Ruben Larsen, vice president of Sales at NES. “The proven reliability, safety and performance of the air-cooled Orca ESS was important in awarding this contract to Corvus Energy.”

Corvus Energy has already been contracted to supply Orca Energy ESS systems for three similar Fjord1 ferries, which will operate on Norway’s Hareid-Sulesund route.

“Corvus Energy is honoured to once again be selected to provide Orca ESS for Fjord1 ferries,” said Roger Rosvold, director of sales and key account at Corvus Energy. “NES is a skilled and experienced electrical system integrator, and our close partnership with the company in designing and delivering these innovative solutions is key to accelerating the adoption of energy storage systems.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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