Ulstein Power & Control has selected Corvus Energy to provide energy storage systems (ESS) for two construction service operation vessels (CSOVs).

The vessels will be built for Norwegian shipowner Olympic, which operates a fleet providing subsea and renewable services on the country’s north-west coast.

Serving as the integrator, Ulstein Power & Control will equip the vessels with the Corvus Orca Energy ESS.

Furthermore, the ships will feature hybrid battery propulsion based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design, as well as the TWIN X-STERN from Ulstein Design & Solutions.

According to Olympic Group, the TWIN X-STERN reduces energy usage as the offshore wind service vessels can mainly remain positioned by the turbines throughout operations. 

The methanol-fuelled ships also have space for increased battery capacity, which will enable full-electric repowering.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The CSOVs are expected to be delivered next year.

Ulstein Power & Control official Rolf Ottar Rovde said: “Collaboration is key to finding the best solutions. The fact that they have a local office in Fosnavåg, close to both shipyard and owner, makes this a lot easier.”

Corvus Energy Sales vice-president Pål Ove Husøy added: “This is also a very important market for Corvus Energy as we see increased interest for batteries from the entire Offshore Wind segment, along with larger and larger battery installations.

“Due to the operational profile of SOVs, the potential for reducing emissions and costs by installing batteries is very high. This contract will be the largest battery installation for SOVs so far.

“This segment is also next in line for full zero-emission operations. With requirements for even larger battery systems, we see that our newly developed Corvus Blue Whale ESS has great potential for this vessel type.”

Last month, Ulstein Verft won a contract from Olympic Group for the construction of up to four CSOVs based on the Ulstein SX222 design with TWIN X-STERN.