GEAR | Upcoming Danish electric ferry to feature Corvus energy storage system
Corvus Energy has been selected by Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel and Service, to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for a new fully electric ferry in Denmark. The ferry will operate between Esbjerg and Fanø in Denmark for Molslinjen, the largest domestic ferry company in Denmark.
The new ferry, designed by JJohannesson Maritime Engineering and OSK-ShipTech, will be the second all-electric ferry in Denmark. Its 12-minute trip between Fanø and Esbjerg is very popular: last year the ferries in operation carried 1.8 million passengers in total. The new ferry will have increased capacity for 396 passengers and 35 cars, reducing wait time in peak periods.
“We are happy to once again be working with Corvus Energy. Their proven track record and the performance of the Corvus energy storage system was important in awarding them the contract,” said David Birkwald Thorstensen, Project Manager, Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel and Service.
The equipment from Corvus Energy will be delivered in the first half of 2021 and the new ferry is scheduled to be in operation in September 2021.