Corvus Energy, Elkon Electric and Seaspan Ferries have received an energy storage system (ESS) contract from the Turkish shipyard Sedef Shipbuilding.
The contract is for supplying two battery hybrid LNG ferries to be built at the shipyard, designed by VARD Marine.
The new vessels will use a 1050V DC, 546 kWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 84 Corvus Energy AT 6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries.
Construction is scheduled to start in early 2015. The ESS will be integrated with an Elkon Electrical propulsion and distribution system also.
In addition, they will be powered with dual-fuel engines working on diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG) with a Corvus ESS as spinning reserve and power for responsive harbor manoeuvring.
The 148.9 meter ferries which can accommodate up to 59 trailers will be operational by late 2016.
Most of the time, the vessels will operate a drop trailer-only route between Vancouver and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The innovative hybrid propulsion system with a Corvus ESS will help reduce fossil fuel emissions, improving operational efficiency.
Corvus Energy has so far deployed over 20 MWh of ESS in various ferries including the largest hybrid vessel systems in the world.
Besides,the company always ensures that this battery hybrid propulsion system performs well at startup, and far into the future.