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CORVUS CHOOSES NORWAY FOR SECOND FACTORY

Monday, September 9, 2019 

Corvus Energy has celebrated the opening of a new automated battery factory in Bergen, Norway.

“There is an electric revolution going on in the maritime sector, and we want to deliver the best solutions in the industry,” said Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. “The Corvus team in Vancouver developed the groundbreaking battery solution that accelerated adoption of zero-emission and hybrid marine propulsion systems, particularly in Norway. With so many of our customers and partners in Norway, it only made sense to add production capacity here, which gives us flexibility and will speed deliveries. Further, automated production will help the Corvus ESSs remain price-competitive.”

The battery factory in Bergen will supply Corvus’ growing European market and contribute to employment in Bergen and across Northern Europe. It comprises a robotised and digitised production line with nine robotic stations and a capacity of up to 400MWh per year.

The Vancouver facility will continue to supply North American and Asian markets, where demand for hybrid and zero-emission solutions is emerging and expected to grow rapidly. Further, Corvus is expanding its Vancouver R&D centre and will continue to manufacture the prototypes and production runs of new products.

“We are investing in both of these strategically located facilities to enable us to quickly develop, test and build new systems that can meet current and future needs of the industry. Forecasts of market growth vary, but we anticipate our facilities plans will satisfy demand for many years to come,” said Bjørkeli. “We have been involved in some capacity in almost every all-electric and hybrid marine project. This extensive experience has taught us that not one size fits all maritime applications. For that reason, we continue to invest in R&D and expanding our ESS product portfolio with the goal of being the leading supplier of innovative energy storage for the widest range of maritime application. We can now offer seven different batteries, each with its own strengths and capabilities.” 

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