Corvus Energy has been selected by Stena Line and Callenberg Technology Group to supply a 1MWh capacity Orca Energy ESS as a retrofit for the M/V Stena Jutlandica. Stena Line will be the first in Sweden to operate a ferry with zero emissions while berthing and in port. Stena Jutlandica is a combined passenger and freight ferry operating between Gothenburg, Sweden and Frederikshavn, Denmark. The project is being co-financed by the European Union and Swedish Transport Administration. The initial stage of the retrofit will see installation of plug-in hybrid technology charged via shore power, drawing on battery power for the bow thrusters and manoeuvring when berthing in port. The ultimate goal is for the Stena Jutlandica to operate fully on battery power, requiring an estimated 50MWh of stored energy for the three-hour, 25-minute crossing. Shore power from clean energy sources will also be important. Stena Teknik, Stenas marine technical solutions branch, is working with electrical system integrator Callenberg, part of Trident Maritime Systems, to incorporate the Corvus Energy battery. The project has been received very positively by maritime and Swedish transportation authorities. We look forward to gathering knowledge about electric operation and continuing to explore the role that battery operation can play as an alternative to traditional fuel and eliminating emissions, said Per Wimby, project manager at Stena Teknik. Halvard Hauso, SVP, sales and key accounts at Corvus Energy, commented, The Stena Jutlandica will be a showcase ship whose impact extends beyond the boundaries of Scandinavia and the passenger ferry industry. We are excited about working with the talented people at Stena Teknik, Callenberg and Stena Line to bring their visions of sustainable shipping to fruition.
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