Posted on January 14, 2021
Corvus Energy, an energy storage solutions provider for the offshore energy industry, signed a contract with Wärtsilä to deliver four Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by USA-based Harvey Gulf.
This came after the successful sea trial of Harvey Energy, the first-ever LNG-battery hybrid retrofit of a platform supply vessel (PSV) in the Americas.
Once again, Wärtsilä selected Corvus Energy’s Orca Energy ESS as the battery type for this application. The system features a robust design, high C-rate and proven performance that make it meet demanding load profiles on the offshore platform supply vessels.
Wärtsilä will integrate the battery-based Energy Storage Systems, each with a capacity of 745 kilowatt-hours, into their LNG-fueled hybrid-electric propulsion system. The ESS and Wärtsilä Energy Management System (EMS) are to allow the vessels to operate in Dynamic Position mode on a single-engine augmented by battery power, to operate more efficiently in transit and other operational modes, and to operate on battery power only when stationary.
Harvey Liberty, Harvey Power, Harvey Freedom and Harvey America, the four LNG-battery hybrid vessels will be fitted with the Energy Storage Systems in 2021 and are expected to go into service in early 2022.
Shane Guidry, Harvey Gulf CEO, said: “This fleet of vessels will be crucial in assisting our clients’ efforts to achieve net carbon zero, and we will continue to listen to them and invest in technology that will assist with their goals”.
Sveinung Odegard, vice president sales North America and president of Corvus Energy USA says: “We are very proud and pleased to be selected again by Harvey Gulf and Wärtsilä. Our technology, understanding of customer needs and commitments towards lifecycle support is again being acknowledged by receiving this order. We look forward to continuing serve the integrator and vessel owner in the years to come.”