VANCOUVER; 27 November 2023: Shift Clean Energy “Shift” and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd “GRSE” are pleased to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with Seatech Solutions International “Seatech”, and the American Bureau of Shipping “ABS” to develop the innovative 50T BP Electric Tug, E-VOLT 50. The E-VOLT 50 aims to reduce carbon emissions, improve operational efficiency, and set new benchmarks for performance and environmental sustainability in the tugboat industry.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the parties outlines their commitment to a seamless collaboration that leverages each partner’s expertise. Seatech, known for its excellence in engineering design, will design the Vessel. Shift, a leading provider of energy storage solutions will provide the energy storage for the vessel. ABS, renowned for its stringent rules and standards, will ensure that the construction and design adhere to all applicable regulatory standards, certifying safety, reliability, and compliance. GRSE, bringing decades of shipbuilding experience, will oversee the construction and delivery of the Vessel.

Highlighting the importance of MoU, Cmde P R Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE said, “We are thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking collaboration that combines the expertise of GRSE and Seatech, Shift, and ABS. The E-VOLT 50 is a bold step towards a cleaner and greener future for the maritime sector. By utilizing sustainable energy solutions and cutting-edge technology, we aim to redefine the standards of performance, efficiency, and environmental stewardship”

Shift Senior Director and Head of Sales, Lasse Agger Antonisen said, “As we embark on this groundbreaking collaboration alongside GRSE, Seatech, and ABS, Shift Clean Energy proudly stands at the forefront of maritime innovation with the E-VOLT 50. This collaborative initiative goes beyond the creation of a tugboat; it signifies a pivotal moment of transformation in the maritime industry. Together, we are establishing unprecedented benchmarks for performance, efficiency, and environmental stewardship.”

The development and construction of the E-VOLT 50 will revolutionize the maritime landscape and underline the commitment of GRSE, Seatech, Shift, and ABS to a sustainable and environmentally conscious future. This collaboration is set to pave the way for a new era of responsible shipbuilding and propel the maritime industry towards a zero-emission future.