Sanmar Shipyards has delivered a second electric-powered Tug of the Future to HaiSea Marine in Canada to work alongside its sister as a key member of essentially the most environmentally-friendly tugboat operation on this planet.
Mixed with HaiSea’s two Sanmar-built dual-fuel (LNG and diesel) escort tugs, the electric-powered harbour tugs HAISEA WEE’GIT and its sister, HAISEA WAMIS, will comprise the greenest tugboat fleet on this planet. A 3rd electrical tug, HAISEA BRAVE, can be delivered later this 12 months.
HaiSea Marine is a three way partnership majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC which has a serious contract present harbour and escort tugboat providers to tankers calling at LNG Canada’s new export facility in Kitimat, in a particularly environmentally-sensitive area of British Columbia.
Like its sisters, HAISEA WEE’GIT is predicated on the exclusive-to-Sanmar ElectRA 2800SX design from Vancouver-headquartered naval architects, Robert Allan Ltd. With roughly 70 t bollard pull, a high velocity of 12 knots, and 6.000 kWh of battery capability, it should carry out all ship-berthing and unberthing missions on battery energy alone.
Making the most of the clear hydroelectric energy accessible in Kitimat, it is going to be in a position to recharge from devoted shore charging services at its berth between jobs, successfully leading to zero emissions.
HaiSea’s inexperienced tug fleet is anticipated to cut back emissions of carbon dioxide by roughly 10 000 tpy in comparison with diesel powered options, with main reductions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter as effectively. The electrical harbour tugs are additionally exceptionally quiet, each onboard and when it comes to underwater radiated noise, additional enhancing the safety of each marine and wildlife within the space.
Sanmar will ship an additional 4 ElectRA Sequence this 12 months. Two can be delivered to South America operator SAAM Towage, one to Bukser og Berging in Norway, and one to Sanmar’s personal fleet in Türkiye.
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