Robert Allan and Svitzer sign major agreement to cut emissions

In the photo, clockwise from bottom left; Ingrid Uppelschoten-Snelderwaard (Svitzer), Thomas Bangslund (Svitzer), Jim Hyslop (RAL), Mike Fitzpatrick (RAL).

Posted on November 24, 2021 at 1:34 PM by

The maritime executive

[By: Robert Allan Ltd]

Robert Allan Ltd. and Svitzer have signed a design agreement for a new generation of methanol fuel cell tugboat. Using a combination of fuel cells, batteries and electric propulsion in a new and unique towing configuration, this new tug will serve as a pilot project for future new builds at Svitzer. The close cooperation between Svitzer and Maersk will enable the transfer of knowledge and experience from small-scale coastal tug operations to ocean-going container ships.

As the designers of the world’s first hybrid tug, here on the west coast of North America, Robert Allan Ltd. has been at the forefront of “green” technology for over 10 years. We have continuously pushed the boundaries of new technologies to offer our customers innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional diesel-mechanical powertrains. This new project once again validates our position as a world leader in tugboat design, and we are very happy to start working on this revolutionary project.

The decision to go ahead with this project is a bold step and Robert Allan Ltd. is proud to have been selected by Svitzer as the designer of these new tugs.

For more information, please contact Robert Allan Ltée.

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