Wärtsilä confirms Corvus Energy ESS order for four Harvey Gulf OSVs

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Content Types: Report
Date: Jan, 2021


Corvus Energy has received an order from Wärtsilä for four Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by Harvey Gulf.

Wärtsilä will integrate the battery-based ESSs, each with a capacity of 745kWh, into their LNG-fueled hybrid-electric propulsion system. The ESS and Wärtsilä Energy Management System (EMS) will allow the vessels to operate in dynamic position 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.

Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane Guidry, commented, “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.”

Its robust design, high C-rate and proven performance makes Corvus Energy’s Orcas Energy ESS the ideal fit for the critical role it serves meeting demanding load profiles on the offshore platform supply vessels.

“We are very proud and pleased to be selected again by Harvey Gulf and Wärtsilä,” said Sveinung Odegard, Vice President Sales North America and President of Corvus Energy, USA. “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 four LNG-battery hybrid vessels will be fitted with the 1100VDC – 745kWh ESSs in 2021 and are expected to go into service in early 2022.

With the energy industry suffering a shock in 2020, many sectors are still reeling and full economic recovery looks a long way off. However, last year revealed an increasing emphasis on clean energy, with governments, industry and investors doubling down on their commitments to curb climate change. In such times optimising energy efficiency and reducing emissions is paramount and currently more than 50% of the world’s hybrid and zero-emission vessels are equipped with Corvus ESSs.