A contract to supply lithium-ion batteries for three zero-emission harbour tugs marks Corvus Energy’s 500th project order.
The order is one of the largest in Corvus’ history and is for the supply of 5,288 kWh batteries for the tugs. The vessels will be built by Sanmar Shipyards for delivery to HaiSea Marine.
HaiSea Marine, which is majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC, will operate the three battery-powered harbour tugs to berth and unberth liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers at the LNG Canada export terminal in Kitimat, B.C., Canada, following commissioning of the plant around the middle of the decade.
Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy, commented: ‘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.
‘We estimate that our batteries have saved over three hundred million litres of diesel, avoiding almost one billion kilograms of CO2 emissions. That’s a track record in which we take immense pride.’
He continued: ‘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.
‘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.’