Corvus ESS selected for Havila vesselsEquipment & Technology // October 2, 2017
Corvus Energy has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with hybrid power systems.
The Orca Energy ESS from Corvus will supply electrical power to each PSVs propulsion system electrical network to enable environmentally-friendly and lower cost operations.
The two Havila-owned vessels are part of a larger group of PSVs that were awarded long-term charter contracts by Statoil, under the condition that they convert to hybrid power operations using batteries.
Havila Foresight and Havila Charisma will each be fitted with a 1,000 kWh Orca Energy ESS from Corvus, supported in part by the Norwegian NOx fund.
With these two additional vessels, this now makes six vessels awarded to Corvus, under charter by Statoil.
The hybridization of these two vessels is part of Statoil’s ambition of being a leading company in carbon-efficient oil and gas production. Statoil is focusing on reducing emissions from their logistics activities and has mandated that all new charters shall utilize energy storage systems during all aspects of the PSVs operation, particularly during dynamic positioning and harbour operations where fuel consumption and emissions will be significantly reduced. Equally important to the ship owners and Statoil, the ESS will increase safety through provision of spinning reserve for improved response time as well as increased redundancy.