Spanish Shipyard La Naval has awarded the energy storage contract to Corvus Energy, which will supply its AT6500 48V lithium ion modules to power greenest ever ferry in Holland. Texelstroom, a new generation vessel for the transportation of up to 1,750 persons and 350 vehicles, is being built for Dutch ferry operator TESO and will run between Texel Island and the Holland main land. The Corvus’ system is Class approved by Lloyd’s Register.
Powered by either low sulfur (bio)diesel or CNG, the ferry will also have over 700 square meters of solar panels to reduce her dependence on fossil fuels. The 1.6MWh battery capacity will be used to increase efficiency and for backup power. This large battery reserve means that the entire ferry can be run on battery power alone in case of emergency. This energy storage system (ESS) also enables the designers to specify smaller generators, as the batteries can be used to provide short power up and power down capabilities.
Corvus Energy technology is an effective solution for hybridization of commercial CNG-powered vessels. The consistent power and reliability provided by the ESS supports the specific performance attributes of these clean vessels. “We are very pleased that our ESS was selected for this innovative and leading edge vessel and proud to partner with LaNaval in making the Texelstroom the world’s greenest passenger ferry,” said Andrew Morden, Interim CEO of Corvus Energy.
Moreover, Cees de Waal, Director of TESO, explained, “Our investment in Texelstroom shows our ongoing commitment to increasing efficiency in our systems. These efficiencies will not only benefit the company and customers in terms of reduced costs, but also the environment in terms of reduced emissions.”
Source: Corvus Energy