Canadian Corvus Energy will supply energy storage systems to a support vessels fleet operated by Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf. The company announced the orders from Finnish firm Wärtsilä, this Monday.
The Finnish company will integrate the batteries from Corvus into their LNG-fueled hybrid propulsion system. Each of the battery-based storage systems from Corvus will have a capacity of 745 KWh.
Solutions provided by Corvus will allow the ships to operate in Dynamic Position mode, as the company states, on a single engine; thus, enhancing operational efficiency and smoother transitions to other operational modes.
The storage systems selected for the task were the Orca Energy ESS, which are already leading pieces in the energy storage market and award-winning devices. “Its robust design, high C-rate and proven performance makes it the ideal fit for the critical role it serves meeting demanding load profiles on the offshore platform supply vessels,” the company says in a statement.
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Corvus Energy selected again by Wärtsilä
“We are very proud and pleased to be selected again by Harvey Gulf and Wärtsilä. We look forward to continuing serve the integrator and vessel owner in the years to come,” said about the matter Sveinung Odegard, president of Corvus Energy.
For Shane Guidry, Harvey Gulf CEO, the fleet of vessels “will be crucial in assisting our clients’ efforts to achieve net carbon zero, and we will continue to listen to them and invest in technology that will assist with their goals.”
Harvey Liberty, Harvey Power, Harvey Freedom and Harvey America are the names of the selected vessels to carry Corvus’ technology. They will be fitted with the 1100VDC – 745 kWh ESSs, and they are expected to enter service during this year.
“Our technology, understanding of customer needs and commitments towards lifecycle support is again being acknowledged by receiving this order,” concluded Odegard.