Corvus Energy and La Naval, a Spanish Shipyard, the award of the energy storage contract for an advanced hybrid CNG ferry.
The new ferry, named Texelstroom is being built for Dutch ferry operator TESO and will run between Texel Island and the Holland mainland. Texelstroom is a new generation vessel for the transportation of up to 1,750 persons and 350 vehicles. Powered by either low sulfur (bio) diesel or CNG, she will also have over 700 square meters of solar panels to reduce her dependence on fossil fuels. The ferry’s advanced energy management system will utilize 252 Corvus Energy AT6500 48V lithium ion modules.
The 1.6MWh battery capacity will be used to increase efficiency and for backup power. This large battery reserve means that the entire ferry can be run on battery power alone in case of emergency. This energy storage system (ESS) also enables the designers to specify smaller generators, as the batteries can be used to provide short power-up and power-down capabilities. Class approved by Lloyd’s Register, the Corvus Energy system is the only Type Approved ESS for marine vessels in the market today.
“We are very pleased that Corvus’ energy storage system was selected for this innovative and leading edge vessel," said Andrew Morden, Interim CEO of Corvus Energy. “We are very proud to partner with LaNaval in making the Texelstroom the world’s greenest passenger ferry.”
Corvus Energy technology is an effective solution for hybridization of commercial CNG powered vessels. The consistent power and reliability provided by the ESS supports the specific performance attributes of these clean vessels.
Mr. Cees de Waal, Directeur, TESO, explained, “TESO’s investment in Texelstroom shows our ongoing commitment to increasing efficiency in our systems. These efficiencies will not only benefit the company and customers in terms of reduced costs, but also the environment in terms of reduced emissions.”
The adaptable and modular Corvus ESS allows vessel system integrators and designers an alternative source of energy to re‐design systems and reduce system complexity and costs. With multiple hybrid systems deployed across a variety of sectors, Corvus Energy’s industry leading experience and expert personnel will ensure the Texelstroom solution performs well both now and far into the future.
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