World’s First Rechargeable And Fully Electric Tugboat Reaches Operational Milestone

World’s First Rechargeable And Fully Electric Tugboat Reaches Operational Milestone

Reaching past the 1 year functional turning point of their zero-emissions tugboat, NAVTEK Naval Technologies, a leading developer of battery-powered tugboats, has actually verified the style and also functional efficiency of their ZEETUG, Gisas Power, with constant outcomes over the previous 18 months.

NAVTEK created, developed, constructed and also provided ZEETUG (zero-emission electrical tugboat), the globe’s very first rechargeable and also totally electric-powered tugboat in very early 2020 for Gisas Shipbuilding Industry, a significant Pilotage and also Towage business in İstanbul. More than 18 months later on the business is commemorating the excellent efficiency of its introducing modern technology with incomparable outcomes.

After providing the very first ZEETUG (32T BP) in 2014, NAVTEK authorized 3 even more tugboat orders with Gisas Shipbuilding Industry for an additional 2 sis vessels (ZEETUG30) and also one 45T BP ZEETUG due for distribution at the end of 2021.

NAVTEK Proves First Zero-Emissions Tugboat Performance

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Making waves

The innovative ZEETUG collection of totally electric-powered tugboat styles are currently making waves with the success of Gisas Power producing passion from stakeholders that are eager to decrease discharges in harbour towage. The market has actually seen the efficient procedure of the very first ZEETUG strongly steering ships in Tuzla Bay, among the biggest areas for the shipbuilding and also ship repair work markets in Turkey, the Middle East, and also Europe, inviting lots of vessels daily. The electrical tugboat has actually been running efficiently for greater than a year currently and also remains to confirm its functional effectiveness.

Pulling in advance with hydrogen

ZEETUG stands for the brand-new generation of environment-friendly modern technology with its rechargeable battery and also all-electric zero-emission electric motor in addition to reduced degrees of sound and also resonance. The ingenious style permits the vessels to run strongly with greater effectiveness and also without hurting the atmosphere.
“The steel cutting ceremonies for the latest ZEETUG projects were held recently and our R&D department is now working on charging while free spinning and extending our ZEE-Technology with alternative green fuels such as hydrogen. We are currently in negotiations with a major worldwide tug operator regarding the development of electric and hydrogen-powered tugs together,” claims NAVTEK Naval Technologies General Manager Ferhat Acuner.

With the help of the modular system, ZEETUGs can be custom-made constructed from 5T BP approximately 80T BP. They are wise power-efficient harbour tugboats, with the ability of handling their power to get to longer ranges. NAVTEK has actually likewise created a wise yank energy-management system for these all-electric yanks and also quick-charging terminals for the ports they run in.


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Smarter selections

Lithium- ion battery packs are utilized to power the ZEETUGs, produced by NAVTEK’s remedy companion and also environment-friendly craft technology expert CORVUS POWER. With effective electrically billed battery packs and also quick-charge terminals (QCS) with the ability of totally billing a ZEETUG within one hr, the yanks can efficiently satisfy everyday sturdy night and day time procedures.

NAVTEK declares that this modern technology can likewise be adjusted to any type of existing brief range boat such as ferryboats, seaside angling watercrafts, recreation watercrafts, workboats and also water taxis.

The ZEETUG prevents around 9 tonnes of NOx and also 210 tonnes of CARBON DIOXIDE each year, contrasted to comparable yanks with diesel motor.Ms Cansu Tuncer, Business Development Manager for NAVTEK Naval Technologies claims “the profile of an electric tug is completely different to that of a tug fuelled by diesel. According to our studies, refitting a diesel tug to zero-emissions or hybrid propulsion is almost the same cost as buying a new electric tug. We are therefore encouraging owners and operators to start by building or buying fully electric-powered tugs now to secure the future of low-carbon propulsion in harbours and terminals.”

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