corvus energy, the world’s leading manufacturer of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ess) for maritime industries, is pleased to announce the availability of orca lq – a liquid cooled variant of its ground breaking, next-generation orca ess. expanding the ess product line, this latest option in the orca ess portfolio has been designed to specifically meet the demanding requirements of extreme environments and ultra-high performance use cases.
in keeping with rest of the orca portfolio, the orca lq will provide the industry’s highest levels of performance and safety while making economic sense to ship owners and builders.
“building on the incredible performance and affordability of orca energy, we have added the liquid cooled option for applications where there is a critical need to control the battery temperature”, says david lokhorst, vp engineering of corvus energy. “our ability to match the ess solution to the customer application is enabled by the knowledge and experience gained as the leading provider of ess solutions. as a result, no other ess provider can provide a fit-for-purpose ess as cost effectively as corvus energy.”
as the market leader for maritime ess, corvus energy designed the orca ess product line based on experience from 50-plus vessels currently utilizing a corvus ess, totaling over 35mwh installed and 1 million operating hours. each orca solution leverages the knowledge gained from this industry leading experience to optimally solve the needs of different applications.
rather than a single product approach, the orca ess product line delivers a range of products which are designed to meet those various needs. orca energy is ideal for applications that require large amounts of energy such as ferries and merchant vessels, while orca power was designed for applications that require a seamless response to dynamic power loads such as offshore supply vessels and port equipment.
orca ess solutions equipped with liquid cooling are built on the same orca platform as the air-cooled solutions, which includes industry leading innovations related to safety and operations. among those innovations, both orca energy and orca power feature patented technology that delivers cell-level thermal runaway isolation.
this unprecedented level of safety is standard across the orca ess product line and does not require active cooling techniques, such as liquid cooling, for it to be effective. additional innovations such as power connections contained within the rack, eliminate the need for cables and manual connections resulting in enhanced reliability, increased safety and reduced installation costs.