After several orders in the past years, battery supplier Corvus Energy has been awarded a 10-year long-term service and maintenance agreement for the entire Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet.
It includes both traditional service & maintenance of the fleets’ energy storage systems, plus Corvus’ remote condition-based monitoring service, Watchman(TM), Corvus announced.
Being he first ferry operator to build and operate large RoPax hybrid ferries that combine traditional diesel power with advanced battery power, Scandlines utilizes Corvus’ lithium-ion based energy storage systems throughout the entire fleet to provide the battery power. However, there have been several problems while building and commissioning, for example of the new ferries »Berlin« and »Copenhagen«, although this was mainly due to stability problems.
»We thank Scandlines for their continued confidence in our products and services as they execute their ambitious environmental strategy,« said Ronald Hansen, Global Head of Service & Commissioning for Corvus Energy.
»Scandlines is very pleased to continue and expand our long partnership with Corvus Energy. Beginning with Corvus in 2012, their industry leading energy storage technology has become the standard electric battery power solution for all of our hybrid vessels,« said Fini Hansen, Technical Superintendent of Fleet Management at Scandlines.
On February 5th 2017, Scandlines put their two newest Corvus powered hybrid ferries, the »Berlin« and »Copenhagen«, into regular service on their Rostock-Gedser route between Denmark and Germany. According to the partner, along with the decreased environmental impact, the fuel consumption of the vessels has been reduced to almost one third per crossing per car compared to the previous ferries used on the same route.