Corvus battery for new Norwegian vessel

Equipment & Technology - October 1, 2012

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Corvus Energy, a manufacturer of energy storage solutions, is supplying Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi with a lithium-­ion battery management system for one of its vessels, a newbuild that is expected to complete in September 2013.
“We are pleased to be working with Corvus, a leader in the industrial marine industry,” said Johannes Østensjø, owner of Østensjø Rederi. "Our internal tests have been impressive with quick charge rates and superior flexibility."

Corvus says its AT6500 industrial lithium-­ion battery packs are "ideally suited as the building block for a vessel’s marine propulsion needs.

"Based on the standard 8D format that is recognized and used in 95 percent of marine applications today, they are small and lightweight, delivering the lightest footprint in the market."  
"In the case of Østensjø," said Corvus, "the system is anticipated to support dynamic positioning Mode by delivering peak outputs up to 2MWh for a 273 kWh system, and being able to take both charge and regeneration in excess of 500kWh."

The ST-‐920 PSV for which the battery is intended is being built by Astilleros Gondan in Spain in close collaboration with Siemens as the systems integrator and Corvus Energy as the energy storage system enabler.  


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