Shift Clean Energy to Electrify 17 New Tugboats

Published on: 28 September 2022
by KnowESG
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Shift Clean Energy (Shift) has been chosen to deliver its industry-leading energy storage systems (ESS) to 17 new hybrid and electric tugboats, marking a significant step forward in the marine industry's decarbonisation.

An electric tugboat provides both economic and environmental benefits. In comparison to a traditional tug, an operational e-tug will save at least 150 tonnes of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2). It is the same as removing 500 typical passenger vehicles off the road.

Brent Perry, CEO and founder of Shift, said: 

“We are seeing customers and designers gravitate towards our solutions due to their inherent reliability, long life, and safe operations. The SHIFT-powered tugboats are all equipped with built-in fire detection and fire prevention systems. Safety and industry-leading cost efficiency are at the core of delivering these projects.”

“Shift is thrilled to have been selected to supply these tugboats with clean, efficient energy. As an organisation, we are proving that decarbonisation with our ESS systems is simple to implement and reaps a myriad of environmental and economical benefits. Shift is excited to continue decarbonising ports and electrifying the shipping industry.”

Shift has collaborated with several technological pioneers since its inception, including Yinson on the recent Hydromover launch in Singapore, Vallianz on its E-tug project, which is already in production, and ISS on the all-electric Zeeboat. Shift is committed to working with industry innovators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on an ongoing basis. Shipping currently accounts for 3% of the world's climate-warming CO2 emissions; Shift is working to reduce that figure to zero.

Brent Perry, CEO and founder of Shift, said: 

“Time is of the essence. We have to be tenacious and work with visionary leaders to create a zero-emissions industry. We have to act now, and the 17 tugboats that will be using our ESS systems are a step in the right direction.”

Source: Shift Clean Energy

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