Sanmar Teams Up With Corvus Energy To Create Hybrid Zero Emission Electric Tugs

Corvus Energy, the maritime zero-emission solutions provider has joined hands with Turkey’s tug builder Sanmar to build zero-emission hybrid battery electric tugs.

Sanmar Teams Up With Corvus Energy To Create Hybrid Zero Emission Electric Tugs
Representational Image | Courtesy: Corvus Energy

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The agreement was signed by Ali Gurun, vice president at Sanmar, and Corvus Energy CEO Geir Bjørkeli.

The signing of the agreement follows HaiSea’s recent contract award to Sanmar Shipyards for the construction of three hybrid battery electric tugboats for the Canada LNG project.

“As world leaders gather to discuss how to combat global warming, we at Sanmar Shipyards are proud to lead the way through technological advancement towards a greener and more sustainable future for our industry. This agreement allows both companies to leverage their extensive experience and expertise to put words into action when it comes to protecting the environment, while continuing to provide the powerful, cost-effective and efficient tools our industry needs to carry out its essential role in sustaining the environment,” stated Ali Gurun, vice president of Sanmar Shipyards.

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The Norwegian energy firm will be supplying the battery technology for this new variety of tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd. Designated by ElectRA 2800, the tugs will make use of an energy storage capacity of 6,000 kWh, configured to achieve an expected bollard pull of 70 tonnes.

Each of the three ElectRA 2800s will eliminate approximately 1,700 tonnes of CO2 per year, as per the expectation, resulting in total annual savings of more than 5,000 tonnes compared to cleaner modern diesel alternatives.

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