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Seagate Corporation to build first electric tugboat in Tokuyama city, Japan

25 Jul 2022

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K LINE) on Friday (22 July)  said its group company, Seagate Corporation Co., Ltd., a harbour logistics services provider, will build a new electric tugboat powered by battery.

The new tugboat will be equipped with a propulsion system running on a “Hybrid EV system”. 

It will utilise an electric motor as a main power source, running with a large capacity lithium-ion battery that will be charged by a land charger. It will also be equipped with a generator for an auxiliary power source.

It will be the first tugboat to have an electric motor as a main power source in Tokuyama and will be deployed in the first half of 2025 to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the city area, said K LINE. 


Photo credit: K LINE
Published: 25 July, 2022

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