Norway invests in electric ferries (CleanTechnica)

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Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian ferry operator Fjord 1 to supply lithium-ion energy storage systems for 5 new all electric ferries. The new ships are being built by Havyard shipbuilders and are expected to enter service in January of 2020. Fjord 1 already has 8 electric ferries operating on four routes. In all, Corvus Energy has supplied energy storage systems for 40 short range hybrid and electric vessels worldwide.

The Norwegian government is intent on lowering emissions from its extensive fleet of passenger and cargo ferries which are a vital link in the country’s transportation network.

The new Havyard 932 ferries will be 67 meters long and carry up to 50 cars. Each will be equipped with an air cooled Corvus Orca energy storage system that will supply all of the ferries’ electrical needs in addition to the electric motors used to propel them.

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