Corvus Energy supplies energy storage systems for SAAM Towage fleet of 100% electric tugs

Corvus Energy is pleased to share the press release announcing the unveiling of SAAM Towage’s fleet of two 100% electric, zero-emission tugboats that will commence operations in the Port of Vancouver, Canada this spring.

Find the full press release and media page from SAAM Towage linked below.

About the Electric Tugboats

The fully electric, ElectRA 2300SX tugboats are based on an exclusive design from naval architects Robert Allan Ltd (RAL), resulting from a collaboration between RAL, SAAM Towage, SANMAR Shipyards and Corvus Energy, among others. Corvus Energy supplied 3,616 kWh of Corvus Orca ESS for each vessel.

Reducing Emissions and Environmental Impact

SAAM anticipates the battery electric tugs will cumulatively reduce CO2 emissions by 2,400 metric tons annually– which is equal to powering 612 traditional combustion engine vehicles, each driving approximately 18,000 kilometers per year. In addition to reducing emissions through battery-powered operations, the tugs will be charged using clean energy from British Columbia’s hydroelectric power grid, adding to their green credentials. Battery powered tugs also emit considerably less marine noise, which significantly reduces impacts on the environment and aquatic life.