Corvus scores industry first for hybrid power

23 Oct 2017
Corvus’s Orca Energy ESS will supply clean electrical power to the vessel's propulsion system

Corvus’s Orca Energy ESS will supply clean electrical power to the vessel's propulsion system

The industry’s first hybrid fish farm processing vessel will be powered with a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) from Corvus Energy.

Corvus’s Orca Energy ESS will supply electrical power to the vessel's propulsion system to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.

“Corvus is extremely proud that Orca has once again been chosen by Wärtsilä to power industry leading vessels like this one,” said Willie Wagen, Global VP Sales & Marketing, Corvus Energy.

“This project is further proof that leveraging battery power for hybrid and all-electric vessels is expanding across all vessel types.”

Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design and hybrid propulsion system for the vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain, on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

The Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion system utilising the Orca ESS from Corvus will benefit both the environment and the ship owner through the reduction of emissions and operating costs.

As one of the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus has installed 100+ projects utilising a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 75MWh and 1.5 million operating hours.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018.

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