Corvus to power live fish carrier

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Corvus Energy has been selected by BMA Technology to provide the lithium-ion battery-based energy storage system for a live fish carrier.

The ship will be built at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey and is the second of two vessels for Norwegian salmon and trout producer Nordlaks.

Measuring 84m long and 19m wide, it is powered by LNG hybrid propulsion with built-in redundancy. The vessel is ice-strengthened to ice-class 1A and has shore connection for port operations.

Akin Artun, technology division director, BMA Technology, said, “Due to slow response and long recovery time of LNG generators, ESS installation on the vessel will serve to guarantee safe and optimal operation, especially during fast load changes. The battery package will be used for peak shaving, spinning reserve, zero-emission operation during low load and to reduce impact of start currents.”

Corvus will deliver a 678kWh battery system in September this year, and Nordlaks is expected to take delivery of the vessel in February 2021.

Roger Rosvold, senior vice president sales at Corvus Energy, said, “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.”

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