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Maritime batteries

Siemens opens BlueVault battery plant in Norway

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Erna Solberg

Siemens has opened a battery module factory in Norway to assemble its BlueVault lithium-ion maritime battery systems.

The facility in Trondheim will assemble its liquid-cooled battery modules comprising cells manufactured in Asia, a Siemens spokesperson told BEST Battery Briefing.

Each battery has nine modules, with each module comprising 28 battery cells “for a combined total installed power of 60 kilowatt-hours”, the spokesperson said.

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Corvus Energy turns tide for ferries with Li storage

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has selected Corvus Energy to supply lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries.

The ferries— being built in Leirvik, Sogn, by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1— will all be of Havyard 932 design, 67 metres in length, and will carry 50 cars.

Each ferry will be equipped with an “air-cooled Corvus Orca ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system”.

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