Corvus powers second Danish electric ferry


Corvus Energy batteries will be installed on the new electric ferry, which is being built at Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark Photo: Corvus EnergyCorvus Energy batteries will be installed on the new electric ferry, which is being built at Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark Photo: Corvus Energy



The second newbuild all electric ferry in Denmark will be equipped with an energy storage system (ESS) from Corvus Energy.

Currently under build by Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel & Service, when completed the ferry will reduce emissions between Esbjerg and Fanø in Denmark for Molslinjen, the largest domestic ferry company in Denmark.

“We commend the Danish team in this project for showing that environmentally friendly solutions and good business go hand-in-hand,” said Kim Strate Kiegstad, vice president of sales Denmark, Germany and Benelux for Corvus Energy.

When completed, the new ferry, designed by JJohannesson Maritime Engineering and OSK-ShipTech, will be the second all-electric ferry in Denmark and will run the popular 12-minute journey between Fanø and Esbjerg which last year saw 1.8 million passengers. Molslinjen’s new ferry will have increased capacity for 396 passengers and 35 cars, reducing wait time in peak periods.

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.

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