Robert Allan Ltd. to build first Methanol Hybrid Fuel Cell (MHFC) tug for Svitzer

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Svitzer and Robert Allan Ltd. collaborated on the design of the world’s first Methanol Hybrid Fuel Cell (MHFC) tug. This innovative tug will operate without diesel fuel, utilizing a combination of batteries, fuel cells, and gensets. It marks a significant advancement in Svitzer’s efforts to decarbonize its global towage fleet. The MHFC tug is set to operate in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden, by the latter half of 2025, contributing to the port’s goal of achieving a 70% reduction in emissions by 2030. The design process is commencing, and the teams are excited to work with suppliers to select appropriate equipment and support the design process.

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