Corvus Blue Whale ESS completes sea trials on board Seaspan Reliant

Nov. 3, 2022
New energy storage system designed for vessels tasked with large maritime installations.

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway, and RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada – Corvus Energy reports that that the sea trial of its new energy storage system, the Corvus Blue Whale ESS, took place in October and has been declared successful.

In 2018, Corvus Energy started a project to develop the next-generation energy storage system (ESS) for maritime applications. The company says that the Corvus Blue Whale ESS is designed for large installations and is now ready for delivery after successful sea trials on board Seaspan Reliant, a drop-trailer cargo ferry owned and operating by Seaspan Ferries Corp. (SFC).

On Oct. 15-16, companies SFC, Corvus Energy and integrator Elkon conducted tests of a suite of sea-trial requirements for the Corvus Blue Whale ESS, resulting in successful completion of customer acceptance testing.

Corvus Energy says that the new Blue Whale battery will allow SFC to perform engine load optimizations without sacrificing vessel speed, resulting in higher efficiency operations and minimizing the requirement of dual generator operations.

Corvus Energy also says that the inaugural voyage for Corvus Blue Whale ESS is the culmination of over three years of research and development initiated when the company recognized the emerging trend toward low- and zero-emission vessel operation requiring larger capacity battery systems.