Wärtsilä has placed an order with Corvus Energy for four energy storage systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf
Wärtsilä will integrate Corvus’ Orca Energy battery-based ESSs, each with a capacity of 745 kWh, into their LNG-fuelled hybrid-electric propulsion system. The ESS and Wärtsilä energy management system will allow the vessels to operate in dynamic positioning mode on a single engine augmented by battery power, to operate more efficiently in transit and other operational modes, and to operate on battery-power only when stationary.
Corvus Energy vice president sales North America and president of Corvus Energy, USA, Sveinung Odegard said “We are very proud and pleased to be selected again by Harvey Gulf and Wärtsilä. Our technology, understanding of customer needs and commitments towards lifecycle support is again being acknowledged by receiving this order. We look forward to continuing serve the integrator and vessel owner in the years to come.”
The order follows the successful sea trial of Harvey Energy – the first LNG-battery hybrid retrofit of a platform supply vessel in the Americas and Harvey Gulf chief executive Shane Guidry said the company has seen an increase in demand for energy efficiency and emissions reduction from clients and investors.
Mr Guidry said “This fleet of vessels will be crucial in assisting our clients’ efforts to achieve net carbon zero, and we will continue to listen to them and invest in technology that will assist with their goals.”
Four LNG-battery hybrid vessels Harvey Liberty, Harvey Power, Harvey Freedom and Harvey America will be fitted with the 1100VDC – 745 kWh ESSs in 2021 and are expected to go into service in early 2022.
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