part of the press release.
Bergen, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, 12 March 2020 — Corvus Energy is proud to announce that we have been selected by Westcon Power & Automation for the supply of Lithium Ion battery- based energy storage system (ESS) for a new hybrid coastal cargo vessel being built for Arriva Shipping at Dayang Offshore Equipment in China.
The ship is of MDC 1309 Ecolution design made by Marine Design and Consulting (MDC) in Bergen and contributes to a whole new standard for this type of ship. Energy efficiency is taken into account throughout the entire design phase. In addition to the large battery pack and electric propulsion, it will also have a fuel-efficient and improved hull design.
The 1500 kWh Orca Energy battery pack will enable the vessel to enter the harbor areas, berth/unberth, and sail – all emission-free. In addition, the vessel’s cargo operations will also be handled electrically and consequently emission-free