Hybrid and fully electric tugboats are set to decarbonize the marine industry with Shift’s safe, reliable and clean energy storage solutions.

September 28th, 2022 (Vancouver/ Unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations) – To date, Shift Clean Energy (Shift) has been selected to supply it’s industry leading energy storage systems (ESS) to 17 new hybrid and electric tugboats in a major step forward for decarbonizing the marine industry. Customers Include Vallianz and ZEEboat for fully electric tugboats, and soon to be named customers for large scale Hybrids set to begin operations in 2023 and 2024.

An electric tugboat has economical and environmental advantages. An operational e-tug will reduce at least 150 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually versus a conventional tug. This is equivalent to removing 500 typical passenger vehicles from the road.

Brent Perry, CEO and founder of Shift commented: “We are seeing customers and designers gravitate towards our solutions due to their inherent reliability, long life, and safe operations, the SHIFT powered tugboats are all equipped with built in fire detection and fire prevention systems. Safety and industry leading cost efficiency are at the core of delivering these projects.”

“Shift is thrilled to have been selected to supply these tugboats with clean, efficient energy. As an organization we are proving that decarbonization with our ESS systems is simple to implement and reaps a myriad of environmental and economical benefits. Shift is excited to continue decarbonizing ports and electrifying the shipping industry.”

Shift has partnered with various technology leaders since their inception, including Yinson on the recent Hydromover launch in Singapore, Vallianz on its E-tug project in manufacture now, and ISS on the all-electric Zeeboat. Shift is committed to continuously collaborate with industry innovators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Shipping currently contributes to 3% of the world’s climate-warming CO2 – Shift is pushing to change that percentage to 0.

Brent Perry, CEO and founder of Shift commented: “Time is of the essence. We have to be tenacious and work with visionary leaders to create a zero emissions industry. We have to act now and the 17 tugboats that will be using our ESS systems are a step in the right direction.”


About Shift Clean Energy:

Shift Clean Energy provides energy storage solutions to decarbonize the marine transport industry and other hard-to-abate sectors. Shift enables customers to meet their climate action and ESG goals with clean energy solutions based on leading-edge energy storage systems. Understood to be the safest and most reliable energy storage solutions on the market today, and the first commercial marine solutions company to offer pay-as-you-go PwrSwäp subscription energy systems.  Customers save money from day one through electrification, integrating ESS and renewable energy for both commercial and maritime applications. Shift now has offices in US, UK, and the Netherlands, with a new office under construction in Singapore. Join us on our mission to zero emissions.