Norway-based marine integration company ACEL AS has ordered an Orca Energy Storage System (ESS) from Richmond, British Columbia battery systems provider Corvus Energy Inc. to begin integration testing across multiple maritime applications, including for merchant, naval and offshore uses.
Corvus Energy provides high-power, purpose-built, field-proven, modular lithium-ion energy storage battery systems, designed to provide sustained power for hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including large marine propulsion drives.
ACEL AS expects Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS power and propulsion systems to improve efficiency, reduce exhaust emissions and lower maintenance and capital costs of vessels.
“We are thrilled to be working with fellow Norwegian organization ACEL and have them as one of our early customers for the new, advanced Orca Energy ESS.” said Roger Rosvold, Norwegian-based sales manager for Corvus. “ACEL is a leading global integrator of systems for the merchant, naval and offshore marine markets and Corvus looks forward to working with them to integrate Orca ESS solutions into their projects.”
ACEL is located in the midst of the shipbuilding cluster on the west cost of Norway, and is also represented in Lithuania with its sister company, Acel Baltic UAB, and provides electrical expertise, offshore services for new ship building and conversions for customers in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, as well as marine installations, engineering, marine services, and switchboard development.
“ACEL selected Corvus based on their innovative leadership in the marine ESS market which is proven by the performance capabilities, safety and design of their new Orca ESS,” said Hans-Tore Jenssen, Department Manager Power System for ACEL. “We look forward to utilizing the Orca ESS to add significant value to our marine projects well into the future.”
The ACEL Group consists of several companies with strong electrical expertise and professional resources in the field of offshore platform service vessels, including new builds, servicing and conversions, with a reference list that includes turnkey electrification contracts for more than 60 new builds, many of which are among the most advanced of their kind in the world, as well as electronics for many large ship conversions, executed both on board operating ships and at shipyards all over the world.
The Orca ESS portfolio has been designed and built based on feedback from more than 50 projects, totaling over 35MWh and one million operating hours, for applications requiring the ability to seamlessly respond to dynamic power loads, ranging from offshore supply vessels to port equipment.
Corvus Energy’s Orca Energy ESS product line is not a single product, but a range of products specifically designed for maritime use and designed to provide large amounts of energy for ferries and merchant marine vehicles.
In September, General Electric’s Power Conversion business selected Corvus Energy’s Orca ESS to install into merchant, naval and offshore applications at GE’s marine power test facility and customer demonstration center.
Also in September, Corvus Energy was selected by Finnish marine energy power source company Wärtsilä to supply lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for a new hybrid ferry currently being built for UK-based Wightlink Ferries.