Master Boat Builders begins construction of Crowley’s zero-emission tug

Master Boat Builders begins construction of Crowley’s zero-emission tug

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Master Boat Builders has begun construction of Crowley’s eWolf, the first all-electric ship-assist tug in the United States, at its shipyard in Coden, Ala. "Initiating construction of the first-ever fully electric U.S. tugboat, the eWolf marks a historic moment for Crowley and Master Boat Builders,” said Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders. “Today (Dec. 6) is…
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Fully electric US tugboat eWolf to be propelled by Schottel

Fully electric US tugboat eWolf to be propelled by Schottel

(SPAY, Germany) — Crowley’s new 82-foot eWolf, the first all-electric tugboat to be built and operated in the United States, will be equipped with Schottel systems. As part of the fully integrated electrical package, Schottel is supplying two rudder propellers type SRP 430 featuring the LE-Drive (embedded L-drive). MariHub, the data IoT gateway and monitoring solution, completes Schottel's scope of…
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SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — SWITCH Maritime announced that the world’s first hydrogen fueling of a commercial marine vessel was successfully completed on Nov. 18 at All American Marine shipyard. The vessel, Sea Change, is now beginning its final sea trials before delivery. The new 75-passenger ferry received hydrogen into its 242-kilogram tanks on the upper deck. It uses that hydrogen in…
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SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — SWITCH Maritime announced that the world’s first hydrogen fueling of a commercial marine vessel was successfully completed on Nov. 18 at All American Marine shipyard. The vessel, Sea Change, is now beginning its final sea trials before delivery. The new 75-passenger ferry received hydrogen into its 242-kilogram tanks on the upper deck. It uses that hydrogen in…
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Caterpillar Marine to power Edda Wind zero-emission vessels

Caterpillar Marine to power Edda Wind zero-emission vessels

(HOUSTON) — Caterpillar Marine will be the power solutions provider for Edda Wind’s series of four new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) being built at Astilleros Gondan and two new service operation vessels (SOV) to be built at Astilleros Balenciaga shipyards in Spain. Edda Wind is a joint venture of Ostensjo Rederi and Willhelmsen. The series of vessels will be…
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World’s first methanol-fueled towboat to launch in 2023

World’s first methanol-fueled towboat to launch in 2023

(SEATTLE) — Maritime Partners, in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), e1 Marine and ABB, has announced that M/V Hydrogen One, the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat, will join Maritime Partners’ fleet and become available for charter in 2023 to meet the pressing demand for sustainable towboat operations. Decarbonizing the towboat sector poses substantial challenges, particularly due to towboats’ inherent…
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Master Boat Builders, RAL develop new battery hybrid tug

Master Boat Builders, RAL develop new battery hybrid tug

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders, together with naval architect and marine engineering firm Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), has announced the creation of a new battery hybrid tugboat, the ElectRA 3000-H. This design has been developed over the past several months to suit the evolving needs of U.S. tugboat operators. “This unique hybrid tugboat design is the result of a…
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BAE Systems launches next-generation power and propulsion system

BAE Systems launches next-generation power and propulsion system

(ENDICOTT, N.Y.) — BAE Systems has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market. The HybriGen power and propulsion system is a flexible solution to help operators reach zero emissions – improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation. The HybriGen system uses smaller and lighter components for vessels, building on the company’s…
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RAL, Svitzer sign design agreement for methanol fuel cell tugs

RAL, Svitzer sign design agreement for methanol fuel cell tugs

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Svitzer have signed a design agreement for a new generation of methanol fuel cell tugboats. Utilizing 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 Svitzer newbuilds. The close cooperation between Svitzer and…
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