Danish shipyard Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel & Service has selected Canadian-based Corvus Energy to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for a new fully electric ferry 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.
Corvus Energy said it will be delivered its scope of supply in the first half of 2021, and the new ferry is scheduled to be in operation in September 2021.
Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have been selected for more than 60 similar short-distance hybrid and all-electric car ferries globally, the company says.