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.”