Corvus Energy has been selected by ABB Marine to supply the energy storage system for the US-built all-electric eWolf tug, which ABB is outfitting for Crowley Maritime Corporation. The vessel will be installed with 6.2MWh of Corvus Orca Energy battery as part of the integrated electrical propulsion system delivered by ABB.
“We are very pleased to be chosen by ABB for this project and we look forward participating in the building of this innovative vessel,” said Sveinung Odegard, president of Corvus Energy USA. “We see increased interest among the tug industry for all-electric propulsion systems. We believe this trend will continue globally due to the proximity to shore and opportunities to eliminate emissions within city limits and harbors. We participated in the first all-electric tug in Europe and are excited to be a part of the efforts by Crowley to build the very first one here in North America.”
Upon delivery, the 82ft vessel will support shipping activities in the Port of San Diego in California. The ship will be built by Master Boat Builders Inc in Alabama and delivered to Crowley mid-2023.