Stenersen takes battery lead

Norway’s Rederiet Stenersen has become the first chemical tanker owner to select a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a new hybrid 17,500 dwt ship it is building. Corvus Energy has been selected to supply the revolutionary power system.

Corvus Energy will supply its next generation Orca Energy ESS solution to integrate with WE Tech Solutions’ propulsion system which involves a magnet shaft generator.

This ship in question is the first of two on order by Stenersen.

“The innovations Corvus has achieved on cost, safety and performance have created an extremely compelling energy storage solution,” commented Niklas Jakobsson, project manager at WE Tech.
Rederiet Stenersen operates a fleet of 16 purpose built chemical/product carriers ranging from 13,000 to 19,000 dwt. All vessels are deployed in Northwest European trades.

“This latest order from WE Tech Solutions shows the viability of energy storage for the hybridization of longer-haul vessels”, said Halvard Hauso, SVP business development of Corvus Energy, based in Bergen Norway. “As the cost of lithium ion batteries continues to improve we will see more and more applications beyond the traditional ferry and tug base.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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