Corvus Energy has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of a lithium-ion-based energy storage system (ESS) for the worlds first full-service hybrid fish farm processing and transport vessel. The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to the vessel’s propulsion system to enable environmentally friendly and lower-cost operations. Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design and hybrid propulsion system for the vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain, on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018. Corvus is extremely proud that Orca has once again been chosen by Wärtsilä to power industry-leading vessels like this one, said Willie Wagen, global VP, Corvus Energy. This project is further proof that leveraging battery power for hybrid and all-electric vessels is expanding across all vessel types.
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