When a ship sets sail across hazardous seas or oceans, the reliability of its power supply can be a matter of life and death.

So before industrial sectors such as shipping can switch to cleaner fuels, they need absolute confidence that the new products will work.

DNV GL Broader view Themes

That is why, when Corvus Energy designed its new Lithium-ion-battery system for use in offshore oil and gas and commercial shipping, it approached DNV GL for type-approval of its battery modules – i.e. to test that it meets or exceeds the regulatory, technical and safety requirements for industrial use. The new technology passed, and became the world’s first battery pack to be validated in this way, therefore giving the industry new potential to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

A voyage to the future

The battery pack has already proved popular and has, for example, been used as a source of power for the Folgefonn ferry in Norway and Eidesvik’s 6,000 ton offshore supply  vessel Viking Lady (pictured).

New applications for the energy storage system, beyond marine and offshore applications, are also being explored.

The battery is a valuable contribution to creating a safer, smarter and greener shipping fleet for the future.