Sparky, a new ground-breaking electric tug for Bureau Veritas
Sparky is the world's first full-sized electirc harbor tug delivered in June to the Ports of Auckland to achieve the Port’s intention to be zero emission by 2040. The 25-meter workboat will be able to carry out several towing operations with up to 70 tonnes bollard pull on a single charge. A fast charge will take about two hours.
Bureau Veritas supported the project from its early stage. The tug was assigned the BATTERY SYSTEM and ELECTRIC HYBRID notations.
The sustainable tug operations benefits of the RSD – 2513 Damen concept. This concept allows bow and stern towing that, combined with a compact size, makes it manoeuvrable for optimal efficiency harbour operations