Kawasaki orders Blue Marlin capacitor

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries has ordered the first Blue Marlin lithium-ion capacitor energy storage system (ESS) from Corvus Energy.

Using lithium-ion capacitor cells with charge and discharge rates of 550C peak and 200C, it enables energy recapture and fast discharge for high-power load handling.

The Blue Marlin ESS will be mainly marketed for the offshore segment for applications with short power fluctuations at a very high power.

It can handle peaks in power, which for drilling rigs and vessels could mean one or more diesel generators previously used to handle sudden variations in power can be turned off.

Geir Bjorkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy, said, “We are pleased that by adding the Blue Marlin, we now offer a complete portfolio to improve energy efficiency in offshore vessel operations as well as rig topside applications.”

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