Battery power for Chinese port

18 Apr 2017
The RTGs for CCCCSEE are the first of many cranes to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS

The RTGs for CCCCSEE are the first of many cranes to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS

Corvus Energy will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for four hybrid RTGs at Changshu Port, which wants to increase its efficiency and reduce emissions.

The RTGs ordered by CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE) are the first of many cranes to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS.

“The design and performance of Orca Energy enables the ESS to support aggressive load profiles with a significant reduction in cost,” said Sean Puchalski, vice president strategic marketing of Corvus Energy. “Corvus technology continues to be the answer for progressive port operators worldwide, who seek to increase efficiencies while reducing emissions and the environmental impact of their operations.”

“Corvus has positively shifted the economics and viability of converting diesel port equipment to battery hybrid-electric with Orca Energy. Exceeding all requirements and expectations with Orca Energy ESS, Corvus technology is a solid cornerstone of our advanced technology solutions strategy and the proven performance, durability and reliability of its battery systems is ideally suited to the demands of our industrial applications,” said Gao Jianzhong, chief engineer, CCCCSEE.

Unlike conventional diesel electric port cranes, the hybrid version of the Corvus Orca ESS is powered primarily from the Orca Energy ESS resulting in fuel savings of up to 65% with the added benefits of reduced operating costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower noise levels at the terminal.

Corvus Energy provides high power energy storage in the form of modular lithium ion battery systems. Its purpose-built battery systems provide sustained power to hybrid and fully electric heavy industrial equipment, including port equipment and large marine propulsion drives.