British Columbia’s Corvus has been contracted to provide the energy storage system (ESS) for a new hybrid coastal cargo vessel, the hull of which is being built in China for Norway’s Arriva Shipping. To be delivered by China’s Dayang Offshore Equipment in the second half of this year, the 8,000-dwt vessel will be fitted out in Norway.
Designed by Bergen-based Marine Design & Consulting, the 120-meter long ship is to be operated within the self-loading/discharging segment of the Northern European bulk market.
The Corvus supplied 1,500 kWh Lithium Ion battery pack, to be integrated by Westcon Power & Automation, will allow the vessel to enter and leave harbor areas “emission free.” Cargo handling operations, using ship’s crane, will also be emission free.
Besides its new ship, Arriva Shipping is also chartering the 5,000-dwt capacity Peak Sauda from Holland’s Peak Group to be rebuilt as a self-loading/discharging vessel. This will bring the Norwegian company’s fleet up to 7 owned and 9 chartered vessels with a capacity to handle approximately 4 million tons of cargo annually.