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Corvus Energy to equip Arriva’s hybrid vessel with Lithium Ion battery

13 Mar 2020

Norweigian energy storage solutions company Corvus Energy on Thursday (12 March) said it has been selected by Westcon Power & Automation for the supply of a Lithium Ion battery-based energy storage system (ESS) for a new hybrid coastal cargo vessel. 

The ship of MDC 1309 Ecolution design by Marine Design and Consulting (MDC) in Bergen is being built for Arriva Shipping at Dayang Offshore Equipment in China, and contributes to a whole new standard for this type of vessel where energy efficiency is the key focus, says Corvus Energy.

The 1,500 kWh Orca Energy battery pack will enable the vessel to enter the harbor areas, berth/unberth, and sail – all emission-free. Its cargo operations will also be handled electrically and consequently emission-free.

In addition to the large battery pack and electric propulsion, it will also have a fuel-efficient and improved hull design.

“It is an honor to again be working with Westcon Power & Automation for this innovative project”, says Halvard Hauso Chief Commercial Officer at Corvus Energy.

“WPA is highly 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.”

Utilising energy storage will enable the shipowner to substantially reduce the carbon footprint of their operations- fuel consumption is estimated to reduce by 20% compared to existing ships without hybrid technology. 

This corresponds to cuts of around 400 tonnes of fuel and about 1,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), which equals the emissions from 450 passenger cars.

The vessel will be delivered from the yard in the second half of 2020 for completion in Norway before it will operate in the “self-loading/discharging” segment routes in Northern Europe.

Photo credit: Corvus Energy
Date: 13 March, 2020

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