Corvus Energy has been selected by Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel & Service to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for a new fully electric ferry in Denmark. The ferry will operate between Esbjerg and Fanø for Molslinjen, the largest domestic ferry company in Denmark.
The new ferry, designed by JJohannesson Maritime Engineering and OSK-ShipTech, will be the second all-electric ferry in Denmark. Its 12-minute trip between Esbjerg and Fanø is well used; last year, the ferries in operation carried 1.8 million passengers in total. The new ferry will have increased capacity for 396 passengers and 35 cars, reducing wait time in peak periods.
“We are happy to once again be working with Corvus Energy,” said David Birkwald Thorstensen, project manager on the new ferry. “Its proven track record and the performance of the Corvus energy storage system was important in awarding them the contract.”
Corvus Energy says that it provides battery power to more ferries than all other providers of battery-based ESSs combined. Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have been selected for more than 60 similar short-distance hybrid and all-electric car ferries globally.
The equipment from Corvus Energy will be delivered in the first half of 2021 and the new ferry is scheduled to begin operation in September 2021.