Corvus to provide battery power for Farstad's platform supply vessel


Corvus Energy has secured a contract to deliver a lithium-ion-based energy storage system (ESS) for the hybridisation of Farstad Shipping's platform supply vessel (PSV) Far Sun.

The PSV is currently on a long-term charter with Statoil, and is expected to see reductions in fuel consumption and emissions once the Orca ESS is equipped by Vard Electro in the second half of this year.

The Orca ESS will supply electrical power to the PSV’s electrical propulsion system network, in order to enable more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient operations.

Corvus Energy Global Service Manager Ronald Hansen said: "As we have experienced with many vessel types, the Orca ESS is ideally suited for the hybridisation of the Far Sun PSV.

"Our teams have developed a lean solution, which meets the aggressive environmental, safety, performance and operating cost objectives of Farstad and Statoil."

"Through close collaboration with Vard, our teams have developed a lean solution, which meets the aggressive environmental, safety, performance and operating cost objectives of Farstad and Statoil."

The ESS will be used during all aspects of the PSV’s operation, particularly during Dynamic positioning and harbour operations.

The system is also expected to increase safety through provision of spinning reserve for improved response times, as well as increased redundancy.

Vard Electro Global Services vice-president Christian Søvik said: "The energy storage system will provide significant savings for Farstad and Statoil over time, enabling the ship to more efficiently utilise energy produced by the generators, as well as simplifying the use of shore power.

"This will substantially reduce consumption and emissions. Another effect is less noise from ships in port."