Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Fjord1 have announced the award of the contract for the Fannefjord LNG hybrid ferry.
The refit Fannefjord will use a 1050 volt, 410 kWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 63 Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries. The ESS will be integrated with the existing Siemens drive systems and be powered by two LNG generators.
The 123m Fannefjord, sister ship to the vessel Moldefjord, has a capacity of 390 passengers and 125 cars or 12 road trailers and 55 cars. Typically, LNG-diesel-electric ferries of this design feature one diesel engine and two LNG-fuelled main engines. The conversion of the LNG ferry to a battery hybrid form will reduce methane slip and deliver even further reduced greenhouse gas emissions, fuel-efficiency, improved maintenance costs and optimised engine performance.
"We are very pleased that Corvus' energy storage system was selected for this innovative vessel. Based on our research, the Fannefjord will be the world's first LNG-battery hybrid ferry in operation,” said Sean Puchalski, Vice President Business Development, Corvus Energy.
Corvus' lithium polymer energy storage technology is an effective solution for hybridisation of commercial LNG powered vessels. It provides the consistent power and reliability to support the specific performance attributes of LNG powered vessels.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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