Sanmar Shipyards has delivered HAISEA WAMIS, the primary of three ground-breaking emissions-free battery electrical tugs, to HaiSea Marine the place it should function at LNG Canada’s new export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Based mostly on the ElectRA 2800SX, HAISEA WAMIS is the primary electrical tug to be exported from Türkiye; the primary electrical tug in Canada, and the primary electrical tug based mostly on a design by Canadian naval architects, Robert Allan Ltd, to be accomplished and delivered.
It is going to shortly be joined by the all ElectRA sequence tugs HAISEA WEE’GIT and HAISEA BRAVE as a part of a 5 tug cope with HaiSea Marine, a partnership between the Haisla Nation and Seaspan ULC, which additionally contains the LNG-powered tugs HAISEA KERMODE and HAISEA WARRIOR, Canada’s first LNG tug-boats.
Sanmar can have delivered a complete of seven of its ElectRA ‘Tugs of the Future’ this 12 months. Two will probably be delivered to South and Central America operator, SAAM Towage, one to Bukser og Berging in Norway, and one to Sanmar’s personal fleet in Türkiye.
Measuring 28.40 m in size, with a moulded beam of 13 m and least moulded depth of 5.6 m, the ElectRA 2800SX electrical harbour tugs have 6 kWh of battery storage system, and obtain 70 t bollard pull. HAISEA WAMIS, HAISEA WEE’GIT, and HAISEA BRAVE will carry out all their ship berthing and unberthing missions on battery energy alone.
With ample clear hydroelectric energy accessible in Kitimat, the harbour tugs will be capable to recharge from devoted shore charging services at their berths between jobs, successfully leading to them attaining the sustainability dream of zero emissions.
Kitimat, is in an environmentally delicate area and LNG Canada has taken nice care to guard marine and wildlife habitats when planning, establishing and working its new export facility.
Ali Gurun, Chairman of Sanmar Shipyards, mentioned: “The supply of HAISEA WAMIS marks a significant stride ahead alongside the highway to a sustainable, environmentally-friendly tug and towing trade and we’re proud to be main from the entrance, working carefully with our companions to place revolutionary concepts into motion by way of technological advance. The importance of this mission is big, not only for us, however for the trade that we work in as a complete.”
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