Seaspan Ferries Will Retrofit A Hybrid Electric Ferry With Blue Whale Energy Storage System
Corvus Energy ‘Blue Whale’ is a new large-scale energy storage system (ESS)—a groundbreaking battery system designed for large ships with high zero-emission energy demand, such as cruise ships and large ferries. Its rack-free design of stacking modular blocks provides the industry’s highest volumetric battery room energy density and, consequently, maximizes a ship owner’s passenger or payload opportunities.
For its inaugural field trial, the Blue Whale battery system will be installed on board SEASPAN RELIANT, a roro ferry built in 2016 that sails near Vancouver.
Corvus Energy will perform field trials for its new large-scale Blue Whale ESS on board a Seaspan Ferries vessel starting during the summer of 2021. Blue Whale is scheduled for commercial deliveries in Spring 2022.