Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey has developed two cutting-edge, emission-free electric tugs, in collaboration with SAAM Towage and naval architects Robert Allan Ltd (RAL). These compact tugs, based on the ElectRA 2300SX design, boast a bollard pull of 70 tonnes and are powered by a 3616 kWh battery. Equipped with Schottel SRP460 LE thrusters and CAT C32 backup generators, the tugs can reduce 2,400 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually. SAAM Towage, a prominent operator in the Americas, plans to incorporate these eco-friendly tugs into its Canadian fleet, emphasizing its commitment to sustainability and carbon footprint reduction. Sanmar’s efforts signify a significant leap toward a more environmentally conscious and sustainable maritime industry, aligning with global initiatives for a greener future.