by Staff Writers
Richmond, Canada (SPX) Dec 05, 2014
Corvus Energy has announced their newest offering, the liquid cooled version of their AT6500 Energy Storage System, is being used in the shore-based recharging stations of the Norled Ampere ferry. The state of the art vessel won the prestigious "Ship of the Year" industry award at SMM 2014 in Hamburg.
The new-build Ampere is a revolutionary design. The Siemens power management system contains 224 Corvus Energy AT6500 modules with a total capacity of 1.46MWh. A unique feature of the Siemens system is the fact that a significant portion of the battery capacity resides on shore.
Sean Puchalski, Vice President Business Development, Corvus Energy explains: "The energy storage system is split into four parts; two vessel mounted systems (one each end of the ferry) and two shore power stations (one each end of the route).
"This facilitates rapid recharging of the vessel-mounted batteries at either end of the voyage and reduces the need for expensive upgrades to electrical grid infrastructure at the ports."
The battery's low impedance and advanced active cooling system, combined with Siemens high power charging equipment, facilitates rapid battery-to-battery power transmission. The vessel's onboard battery will be replenished significantly even during short turnarounds.
Norled's new ferry is expected to enter operation on the Lavik to Oppedal crossing on the Norwegian West Coast in early 2015, and will produce no local emissions. Ampere has capacity for 120 cars and up to 360 passengers.
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