Fjord1 Newbuild To "Set a New Standard for All-Electric Ferries"

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Thursday November 30, 2017

Canada-based marine battery specialist Corvus Energy today said it will help "set a new standard for all-electric ferries" following its selection by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a new all-electric ferry being built by Fjellstrand for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.

Corvus says its 2.9MWh Orca Energy ESS solution will supply electrical power to the ferry's NES all-electric power and propulsion system, allowing it to eliminate emissions and reduce operational costs.

"Corvus Energy is very honoured to have been selected to supply the battery systems for this all-electric ferry," says Roger Rosvold, Director of Sales at Corvus Energy.

"The proven Orca Energy ESS continues to set the standard for maritime energy storage solutions."

The new all-electric ferry will operate on the Halhjem-VĂ¥ge route in Hordaland.

"This vessel will set a new standard for all-electric ferries. With the Corvus Orca ESS, it will be able to sail further than existing all-electric ferries," says Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales at NES.