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BATTERY CONTRACT FOR NEW DANISH ELECTRIC FERRY

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 

Corvus Energy has been selected by Hvide Sande Shipyard – Steel and Service to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for a new fully electric ferry, which will operate between Esbjerg and Fanø in Denmark for Molslinjen.

The new ferry, designed by JJohannesson Maritime Engineering and  OSK-ShipTech, will be the second all-electric ferry in Denmark. Its will operate on a popular 12-minute crossing between Fanø and Esbjerg, on which last year the current ferries carried 1.8 million passengers in total. The new ferry will have increased capacity for 396 passengers and 35 cars, reducing wait time in peak periods.

“We are happy to once again be working with Corvus Energy. Their proven track record and the performance of the Corvus energy storage system was important in awarding them the contract,” said David Birkwald Thorstensen, Project Manager, Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel & Service.

Corvus Energy claims to provide battery power to more ferries than all other providers of battery-based ESSs combined. Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have been selected for more than 60 similar short-distance hybrid and all-electric car ferries globally.

Kim Strate Kiegstad, VP Sales Denmark, Germany, and Benelux, Corvus Energy said: “We commend the Danish team in this project for showing that environmentally friendly solutions and good business go hand-in-hand. Denmark maintains a strong position in the maritime industry for innovation and environmental stewardship. It is a pleasure to take part in this project and support emissions reductions by increasing the number of hybrid and full-electric propelled ships in our waters.”

The equipment from Corvus Energy will be delivered in the first half of 2021 and the new ferry is scheduled to be in operation in September 2021.

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