Fjord1 ferries to be powered by Corvus energy storage systems

Fjord1 ferries to be powered by Corvus energy storage systems

Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium-ion battery based energy storage system (ESS) for two news all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.

The two new ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. Three other ferries were ordered in November 2017 for Fjord1 that will also feature Corvus ESS and will operate on the Hareid-Sulesund route.

All five ferries will feature a 2.9 MWh Corvus Orca ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion systems.

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

Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales & Key Account at Corvus Energy added: “Corvus Energy is honoured to once again be selected to provide Orca Energy Storage Systems for Fjord1 ferries. NES are skilled and experienced electrical system integrators, and our close partnership with them in designing and delivering these innovative solutions is key to accelerating the adoption of energy storage systems.

The ferries are expected to be delivered in 2019.