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CORVUS SIGNS CONTRACT FOR LARGEST CRUISE BATTERY PACK

Friday, September 13, 2019  (Comments: 1)

Corvus Energy has officially signed the contract with AIDA Cruises for the world’s largest battery package to be delivered for a cruise vessel.

The order is for a 10MWh Energy Storage System (ESS) to be installed on board AIDAperla in 2020.  AIDAperla, built in 2017, has capacity for 3300 passengers and a crew of 900.

“Corvus Energy is an important partner for us,” said AIDA President, Felix Eichhorn. In August, AIDA Cruises announced that it will partner with Corvus Energy to provide batteries for their cruise vessels for both zero-emission sailing and low-emissions hybrid operation with peak shaving. We believe in a combination of different fuels, power and efficiency gains in order to reduce our carbon footprint. The integration of innovative battery technology into our ‘Green Cruising Strategy’ is an important step we are taking on our path towards emission neutral ship operation. We are very happy to be teaming up with Corvus Energy for this project."

Geir Bjørkeli, CEO Corvus Energy said: “We are deeply honoured to be selected by AIDA and Costa Cruises as their ESS supplier. This first contract for AIDAperla is also very special. It is not only the largest battery pack ever ordered; it is also the first regular cruise vessel with battery on board. The cruise industry is seeing the potential in energy storage as the benefits are numerous—not only for emission reductions, but also for comfort and safety reasons. What AIDA does, will lead the way for others. We are impressed by the initiatives shown by Costa and AIDA Cruises to reduce the emissions from their fleet.

Halvard Hauso, EVP Sales and Marketing in Corvus Energy said: “We have had a lot of inquiries from all over the world and we expect the uptake of batteries in the cruise industry to increase significantly in the years to come. The environmental regulations are becoming more and more strict, and there is also an increase in  the environmental awareness of the passengers.  We see that our technology can assist the cruise industry in reducing their environmental footprint."

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Only just enough to power two pods for 1 hour?

By Mark on Monday, September 16, 2019

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