Corvus Energy Selected to Power Groundbreaking Hydrogen Fuel Cell RTG Crane in North America

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Corvus Energy, a provider of energy storage solutions, has announced its partnership with TYCROP and hydrogen technology partner H2 Portable in a pioneering project to supply the battery energy storage system (ESS) for a hydrogen fuel cell Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) crane set to be retrofitted in 2024. This project marks a historic milestone as it will be the first RTG crane in the Americas to be powered by both a fuel cell and a battery energy storage system.

A Low-Emission Technology Initiative

The development of this hybrid-powered crane is part of the Low-Emission Technology Initiative, a collaborative effort between the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Province of British Columbia. Each organization has invested CA$1.5 million ($1.1 million USD) to support the port community’s transition to low-emission energy solutions.

Reducing Emissions, Fuel Costs, and Noise Pollution

The primary goal of this innovative project is to reduce port emissions, fuel costs, and operating noise levels. To achieve this, the crane will utilize a dual hydrogen fuel cell system developed by TYCROP and H2 Portable, in close collaboration with Loop Energy, along with the Corvus battery energy storage system (ESS). The ESS will enhance energy efficiency by capturing and reusing regenerative energy during crane lowering operations.

Corvus Energy’s Vital Role

Corvus Energy will provide the crane with its market-leading 124 kWh Corvus Orca ESS, renowned for its exceptional operational record, backed by millions of hours of data. This partnership highlights Corvus Energy’s unwavering commitment to innovation, setting industry standards for reliability, efficiency, and sustainability.

It’s worth noting that Corvus Energy systems already power over 186 hybrid RTG cranes worldwide, with the majority being hybrid diesel/electric cranes. Corvus is proud to have been selected as a key partner in this groundbreaking project.

Maryam Ebrahimian, Corvus Energy Sales Manager for Canada, expressed her excitement about this pioneering endeavor, stating, “This accomplishment represents a significant contribution towards more sustainable port and maritime operations and exemplifies the commitment of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, DP World, and the project partners.”

DP World’s Integral Role

DP World, a global leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, operates five container terminals across Canada and plays a crucial role in servicing the Low-Emission Technology Initiative. DP World’s involvement aligns with its global strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Among other elements, DP World is spearheading the retrofit and delivery of the hydrogen-powered RTG crane, reaffirming its commitment to sustainable operations.

This pioneering project not only demonstrates the power of collaboration but also sets a new standard for environmentally responsible port and maritime operations in North America. With Corvus Energy’s cutting-edge energy storage solutions and the vision of its project partners, this hydrogen fuel cell RTG crane represents a significant step toward a greener and more sustainable future.