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Two polar cruise newbuilds to have Corvus Energy systems

Written by Nick Blenkey
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MARCH 10, 2017 — Corvus Energy is to supply lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new polar expedition cruise vessels being built for “a European expedition cruise operator.”

Corvus will supply its Orca Energy ESS to provide supplemental energy to the vessels in order to improve performance and reduce both operating costs and emissions.

The two new state-of-the-art vessels will be designed and customized specifically for polar expedition voyages. Corvus says the selection of the Orca Energy ESS demonstrates the shipowner’s commitment to environmental sustainability by equipping the ships with advanced environmentally-friendly technology to reduce emissions.

Each polar exploration vessel has capacity for a 6MWh Orca Energy ESS to provide operational power.

The Energy Storage System will not only reduce fuel and operating costs but it will also reduce the environmental impact of the vessels, which will be capable of sailing silently on ESS battery power alone into pristine locations.

“The selection of Orca ESS for these two large and technologically advanced expedition cruise ships is further validation of Orca’s industry leading safety, performance and reliability innovations”, says Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy. “Corvus is honored to have Orca ESS as an integral part of the customer’s objective of designing these ships with the world’s most innovative ship technology. Orca’s advancements on safety and performance have not only caught this customer’s attention but also the attention of shipbuilders and integrators around the globe.”

Corvus designed and built the Orca ESS solutions portfolio based on the experience from 65+ vessels utilizing a Corvus ESS, totaling over 35 MWh and one million operating hours.

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