First electric powered emissions-free ElectRA tug for SANMAR’s own fleet launched

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First electric powered emissions-free ElectRA tug for SANMAR’s own fleet launched

Sanmar is celebrating the launching of the first ground-breaking electric battery- powered ElectRA tug for its own fleet, which provides towage, ship assist and escorting services at six ports around Turkiye. She will be the seventh (7th) electric battery tug delivered from Sanmar Shipyards within a year. Five off them already operating in Vancouver, Canada and the sixth is currently on the way heading to her new home in Norway.

Based on the exclusive-to-Sanmar ElectRA 2300SX design from Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd, the powerful and highly manoeuvrable new tug has been named DINAMO 2023.

DINAMO 2023 belongs to new era of pioneering emissions-free tugboats being built by Sanmar to protect the environment and create a sustainable tug industry.

This has been achieved with no loss of performance or power with DINAMO 2023, for example, being able to achieve a minimum of 70 tonnes of bollard pull ahead while operating on battery power.

The ElectRA 2300SX has been designed to accommodate a large battery capacity to enable it to achieve a high bollard pull in a flush deck design, with the option to maintain some backup diesel generator capacity.

Measuring 23.4m LOA, with a moulded breadth of 11.85m and moulded depth of 5.16m, DINAMO 2023 will join the SANMAR fleet of more than 30 tugs with an average age of less than three years.

Chairman of the Board of Sanmar Shipyards, Ali Gürün said: “We have received a huge amount of interest in the ElectRA Series from operators around the world. Doing everything, we can towards protecting our planet is of paramount importance and we are, of course, delighted to see the first emissions free tugboat in our own fleet. This is a milestone moment for us.”