Corvus Energy: DNV type approval awarded to Corvus Energy Blue Whale ESS

19 June 2024, BERGEN – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has received Type Approval from DNV for its Blue Whale marine energy storage system. 

The DNV type-approval confirms that the large-scale energy storage system (ESS) complies with the most stringent rules, regulations, and safety requirements in the industry, as defined by one of the leading maritime class societies. 

Designed for large vessels and large energy demands

As a result of a multimillion-dollar development program, the Blue Whale ESS is designed specifically for large vessels, like Cruise Ships, Ro-Pax and Service Operation Vessels (SOV), and vessels that require a large amount of energy. 

The Blue Whale design incorporates the unsurpassed safety features from the Corvus Orca ESS, the world`s most installed marine ESS, along with additional design benefits, such as optimized energy density and a flexible, modular design architecture, that make it better equipped to meet the energy demands of large vessels. 

Optimization for energy density enables Blue Whale to deliver more power. This in turn can extend the vessel’s ability to achieve and maintain zero-emission operations, including during transit through emissions-restricted zones and zero-emission port stays. The  cell chemistry is LFP which also means that it is cobalt-free.

The main route to powering a clean future

— “We are very pleased that the Blue Whale ESS design has received type approval from DNV, meeting the highest safety standards in the industry,” says Fredrik Witte, CEO of Corvus Energy. 

He adds, “Developing a full family of battery energy storage systems with highly flexible architecture is a clear path towards powering a clean future for shipping. Scalable technology combined with safety and easy integration will help accelerate the transition and make clean energy available to more vessel types.”

As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy continues to lead the industry with 1200+ installations utilizing a Corvus ESS, now totaling over 1000 MWh and 10 million system operating hours.

Blue Whale Orderbook of almost 100 MWh

The DNV Type Approval for the Blue Whale ESS includes approval of the production facility for the Corvus Blue Whale product, located in Canada outside of Vancouver. More than fifteen Blue Whale orders, cumulatively totaling over 95 MWh, are already confirmed for delivery in 2024, 2025 and 2026, and the production facility is scaled for future capacity needs.

In addition to securing DNV Type Approval, Corvus Energy is pursuing type approval from ABS, RINA, BV and Lloyd’s Register for the Blue Whale ESS.

About DNV

DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. DNV enhances the safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures.

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About Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy is the leading supplier of energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime, offshore and port applications. Corvus Energy offers a full portfolio of energy storage and fuel cell systems, suitable for almost every vessel type, providing power systems in the form of modular lithium-ion battery systems and Hydrogen PEM fuel cell systems. Corvus Energy has unsurpassed experience from more than 1200 projects. More than 50% of the world`s vessels with zero-emission technology are equipped with Corvus Energy systems.

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