Corvus Energy to provide energy storage system for longliner Geir

Corvus Energy energy storage for Geir New longliner Geir is being fitted with a Corvus Orca energy storage system. Illustr: Skipsteknisk

Corvus Energy’s Corvus Orca energy storage system (ESS) has been selected for installation on an innovative longline vessel now under construction at Vaagland Båtbyggeri for Norwegian longline operator HP Holmeset.

The Corvus system was selected by ACEL AS, which specialises in turnkey power systems and worldwide electrical installations on newbuilds, conversions and service work of marine vessels.

The new longliner is a Skipteknisk ST-156 XL design, scheduled for delivery December 2019 and owners HP Holmeset are longline pioneers with a reputation for using innovative technical solutions to improve company performance. The new longliner was developed with Skipsteknisk, focusing on a highly efficient vessel design that ensures minimal environmental footprint, state-of-the-art work environment and high quality production capabilities.

The Corvus ESS battery, with energy storage capacity of 270KWh, will be installed in the A-CELL Propulsion System from ACEL. The scope of ACEL equipment in the new Geir includes complete engineering, electrical installation, including PMS, IAS and main switchboards and motor starter cabinets.

“We selected Corvus because of their extensive expertise and track record with energy storage solutions for the maritime industry,” said Martin Skåravik, Department Manager Power Systems at ACEL.

“The battery solution from Corvus will enable substantial cost savings in addition to increased flexibility during operation. We have worked with the team at Corvus Energy before and we look forward to be working with them again on this project. In addition, we are cooperating on the NTNU Hybrid lab that we set up in Ålesund to test the solutions.”

“We are excited to be selected as the preferred supplier of batteries for this highly innovative design. The fishing industry, like all other maritime sectors, is seeking solutions to reduce overall operating costs and lessen the environmental impact. We see a clear increase in the demand for our products across all segments,” said Roger Rosvold, VP Sales at Corvus Energy.

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