Energy storage systems supplier Corvus Energy has announced that its milestone 500th project order will be the supply of three zero-emission harbor tugs, each with a battery capacity of 5,288kWh.
The battery-powered vessels will be built by Sanmar Shipyards before being delivered to HaiSea Marine for operations including the berthing and unberthing of LNG carriers at the LNG Canada export terminal based in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, once the plant is commissioned around 2025.
“Reaching project number 500 is a significant milestone for Corvus Energy and for the maritime community. Corvus batteries make up over half of all the energy storage capacity deployed on board ships today,” said Geir Bjørkeli, CEO, Corvus Energy. “We estimate that our batteries have saved over three hundred million liters of diesel, avoiding almost 1,000,000,000kg of CO2 emissions. That’s a track record in which we take immense pride.”
“Our energy storage systems are now in a wide range of coastal, short sea, inland, subsea and port applications in hybrid and fully battery-powered configurations,” continued Bjørkeli. “Soon, in combination with the maritime fuel cell that Corvus is developing in partnership with Toyota, our energy storage systems will help replace fossil fuels and GHG emissions on ocean-going ships as well.”
With many Nordic countries having already adopted hybrid and electric marine technologies, the maritime sectors in North America and Asia are now making the switch to cleaner forms of propulsion to ensure fleets meet strict emissions reduction targets.