Published 2022-12-07 00:00:00
Sanmar to build B+B's first full electric tug

The Norwegian tug opefrator Buksèr og Bjergning AS signed a contract with Sanmar earlier this year for building the company's first full electric tug to an Robert Allan Ltd's ElectRA 2200-SX design
The ElectRA 2200SX will be the eighth tug SANMAR has delivered to Buksér og Berging from its custom-built, state-of-the-art shipyards in Türkiye. The operator has a well-deserved reputation for being environmentally-aware, with recent deliveries from SANMAR including the Tier lll emissions compliant sister escort tugs Bamse and Bob and in 2014 and 2015 Borgoy and Bokn, the world’s first two purely LNG-fuelled tugboats.

The new electric tug will have 22.4m LOA, with a moulded beam of 10.84m and moulded depth of 4.4m. Powered by 1.718 kWh of battery, 2 x 1.400 kW electrical motors and Schottel SRP 340 LE FP thrusters. It will achieve a bollard pull ahead of 45 tons and a speed of 11.8 knots. Caterpillar C32 IMO Tier lll switchable marine generator set will provide 940 eKW at 1.800 rev/min. Deck equipment will include a DMT TW-E250kN fore winch, Data Hidrolik DTH 50-120P tow hook, Palfinger PK11001MC deck crane and Data Hidrolik DTC 4000 EP-L rope reel.

The tug will be built to ABS classifications A1, Towing vessel, +AMS, +ABCU, BP, ESS Li-Battery,
The batteries will be delivered by Bergen, Norway-headquartered Corvus and there will be one Caterpillar-built diesel generator set.

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