Battery storage maker Corvus Energy is to supply an energy storage system (ESS) to Spanish shipyard LaNaval for the production of a hybrid compressed natural gas (CNG) ferry.
The ESS comprises 48V lithium-ion battery modules with 1.6MWh capacity. The ESS will be used for backup power and aims to increase the energy efficiency of the ferry. The ESS can also be used to provide power-up and power-down capabilities.
The ferry, called Texelstroom, will be powered by either low sulfur diesel or CNG. An installation of over 700 sq. m. of solar panels is planned to make the marine vessel independent from fossil fuels.
The ferry will be built for Dutch ferry operator TESO and is to run between Dutch Texel Island and the Holland mainland.
According to Canadian Corvus Energy, its product is the only ESS in the world that is type approved for marine vessels. “We are very proud to partner with LaNaval in making the Texelstroom the world’s greenest passenger ferry,” said Andrew Morden, interim CEO of Corvus Energy.