Norwegian/Canadian marine battery specialist Corvus Energy has announced it has been selected by BMA Technology in Turkey to supply the lithium-ion battery-based energy storage system (ESS) for a new Live Fish Carrier to be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.
This is the second vessel in a series of two for Norwegian salmon and trout producer, Nordlaks. Corvus Energy also delivered the ESS for Bjørg Pauline, which was recently launched from Tersan Shipyard.
The NSK Design 4126 – Live Fish Carrier, LNG HYBRID is amongst the most efficient and most advanced of its type. The 84 meters long and 19 meters wide vessel includes LNG hybrid propulsion (gas-electric with battery package), with a built-in redundancy. The vessel is ice-strengthened to ice class 1A and has shore connections for port operation in addition to several other advantages for flexible and stable transports. Estimated savings is 1,864 tonnes of CO2 per year (equals 30%) in addition to 30% cost reduction.
“Due to slow response and long recovery time of LNG generators, ESS installation on the vessel will serve to guarantee safe and optimal operation, especially during fast load changes. The battery package will be used for peak shaving, spinning reserve, zero-emission operation during low load and to reduce impact of start currents,” said Akın Artun, Technology Division Director of BMA Technology.
“A key to success is close collaboration and reliable long-term partners. Through the past years we have had numerous successful projects on hybrid and all-electric projects together with Corvus Energy. Through this relationship and our confidence in Corvus Energy, we also wanted to team up with them for this special project,” said Mert Unlusan, Managing Director of BMA Technology.
Corvus Energy will deliver a 678 kWh battery system for the vessel and the equipment is scheduled for delivery in September 2020. According to plan the vessel will be delivered to Nordlaks in February.
“We appreciate the close relationship which goes far back in time. The first time we visited BMA Technology, they were 15 people. Now they are more than 650. Their work and their achievements are impressive, and it is a pleasure to work with them,” said Roger Rosvold, Senior Vice President Sales at Corvus Energy. “We are excited to be selected as the preferred supplier of batteries for this highly innovative design. The fishing industry, like all other maritime sectors, is seeking solutions to reduce overall operating costs and lessen the environmental impact. We see a clear increase in the demand for our products across all segments.”