Sanmar Shipping, which has accomplished important projects such as the world's first tugboat with LNG and the first autonomous ship; In HaiSea Marine's approximately $ 40 billion new LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, it won the tender for the construction of 5 tugboats, outpacing all European and Far Eastern competitors. Within the scope of this biggest tender that Sanmar has received in one go; By the end of 2023, it will build two LNG and three battery-powered tugs.
The most technological tugs produced in one go
Ali Gürün, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sanmar Denizcilik, who made a statement about the agreement, said, “Two technological marvels to be produced to serve in HaiSea Marine's new multi-billion dollar LNG Canadian project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Dual Fuel LNG dating with 100 tons of draw power and We are very pleased that Sanmar chose Sanmar for the construction of three electric battery driven tugboats with a towing power of 70 tons. "These five tugs will undoubtedly be one of the most technologically advanced tugs in the world, manufactured at once."
Emphasizing that these tugs, which will have the latest technological innovations and design, will be a great reference not only for Sanmar but also for the Turkish shipbuilding sector, Ali Gürün said, “As Sanmar, we have more than 40 years of experience in our purpose-built shipyards in Tuzla and Altınova. We are proud to lead the production. This is a concrete indicator of our good relations with Seaspan, a subsidiary of HaiSea company. Seaspan purchased four 28m 70t pulling tugs from us between 2010 and 2012, and recently two more tugs with 24m 75 tons pulling force. The latter has recently set sail from Turkey to Canada to serve in Vancouver, one of the largest ports in North America, ”he said.
Has the sixth tug option
Dual Fuel LNG tugs will be produced at Sanmar Altınova Shipyard, while electric battery driven tugboats will be produced at Sanmar Tuzla Shipyard. The project cost consists of nine-digit numbers. HaiSea Marine also signed an option agreement for the construction of the sixth tug, within the scope of the agreement with Sanmar.
The biggest energy investment in Canadian history
The LNG Canada project stands out as the largest energy investment in Canadian history. Shell Canada Energy, North Montney LNG Limited Partnership, Petrochina Kitimat LNG Partnership, Diamond LNG Canada Partnership and Kogas Canada LNG Partnership are among the partners of the project. Security stands out as one of the most fundamental elements of the LNG Canada project. Transmitting energy without harming people and the environment is among the main goals. When the facility is completed, it will contribute to the fight against climate change by offering the lowest carbon intensive LNG in the world.
Produces high-tech, environmentally friendly tugs
Sanmar Denizcilik manufactures the most innovative and perfectionist tugboats in Altınova and Tuzla shipyards with its experience of more than 40 years. Robert Allan (RAL), known for having a very wide and modern tug construction portfolio based on custom made designs according to customer needs, Sanmar ranks first in the production of RAL designed tugs with nearly 250 units in the world. This portfolio includes high-tech tugs such as LNG, hybrid and autonomous. In addition to its shipbuilding activities, the company, which is also a tugboat operator, stands out with its effort to minimize the damage that these marine vehicles can cause to the nature, and even to zero. Sanmar works with its customers at every stage of their projects in line with their demands and needs, offering unrivaled after-sales and post-delivery technological support.