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Friday, October 2, 2020 

Corvus Energy has been selected by Vard Electro to supply lithium-ion battery-based Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for a new vessel being built at Vard Vung Tau for Greater Changhua wind farms, to a newly-developed VARD 4 19 design for the complicated and harsh environment in the Taiwan Strait.

The vessel will be the first SOV to be built according to Taiwanese flag and class. Vard is known for its design and building of advanced vessels for the energy sector. It is scheduled for delivery in 2022.

Peter Pilskog, VP Sales and Marketing, Vard Electro, said: “As a leading actor of hybrid-electric solutions for the offshore and maritime industry, we offer Greater Changhua Windfarms products and solutions of high quality. Utilising our extensive industry experience, we will equip their SOV with an environmentally friendly SeaQ system that enhances safety, efficiency, and sustainability of their operations."

Vard has developed three different cost-effective SOV designs with the latest propulsion technologies and hull forms developed for offshore renewables. The 84,4m long and 19m wide Vard 4 19 SOV is designed with all primary functions including accommodation for 89 persons, transfer of technicians to installations as well as storage of spare parts and tools for operations on offshore wind farms. Corvus Energy will deliver the air-cooled Corvus Orca ESS for the SOV.

“Vard is in the absolute forefront when it comes to designing and building specialized vessels, as well as sophisticated electrical system design”, said Christian Søvik, SVP Sales, Corvus Energy. “We are very grateful and proud to be selected by Vard Electro to deliver the ESS for this highly advanced and innovative SOV. The potential for fuel and emission savings in offshore operation is high due to the vessel`s high variations in load and high demand for redundancy.  We expect the growing wind market to be an important arena for energy storage solutions and further development of green technology in the years to come”

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