DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus

DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus
Left to right: From DNV GL, Ham Kwang Nam, JSS project manager and Anders Mikkelsen, director of business development; and from Corvus Energy, Brian Baker, principal engineer, battery safety & regulation compliance, Mariella Deltcheva, plant manager and Abbas Nouri Zenouz, QHSE director

Corvus Energy has become the first energy storage system (ESS) manufacturer to be approved by DNV GL for Manufacturer Product Quality Assessment (MPQA). The companies have also signed a Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (MSA), resulting in streamlined quality control processes and faster customer deliveries.

The certification ensures that Corvus’ manufacturing process meet DNV GL’s quality, safety and environmental standards.

Under the MSA, Corvus Energy has the ability to witness the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at its plant in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, without the presence of a DNV GL surveyor.

“We are honored to be the first battery or energy storage system manufacturer in the world to be approved for MSA certification,” said Abbas Nouri Zenouz, QHSE director at Corvus Energy. “It’s a testament to the strict quality assurance methods we adhere to in our manufacturing operations, as well as the collaborative relationship developed between Corvus and DNV GL over the years rooted in our mutual goal of improving safety in marine battery applications.”

“It is fitting that Corvus Energy is the first battery supplier to achieve MPQA/MSA,” stated Anders Mikkelsen, director business development in the DNV GL Vancouver office. “Corvus Energy was a pioneer in energy storage systems and the first supplier to achieve Type Approval for lithium-ion batteries back in 2013. They are still technological leaders, with single-cell thermal runaway isolation and numerous other innovations that have paved the way for safe, economical and high-performance marine electrification.”

DNV GL will conduct audits of Corvus test and control routines, procedures and equipment, as well as acceptance criteria for the energy storage products covered by the MSA to ensure continued high standards of quality.