Damen: Keel laid for Ports of Auckland’s fully electric tug

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By Naida Hakirevic On 7 July, Vietnam-based Damen Song Cam Shipyard, together with joint venture partner Song Cam Shipyard, hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the fully electric tug that Damen is building for the Ports of Auckland, New Zealand.

Scheduled for delivery in 2021, the newbuild is said to be the world’s first full-size, fully electric tugboat.

Image Courtesy: Damen

“We are very excited to make a start on the construction of this innovative vessel. We are also very proud to be maintaining our schedule during this challenging time when the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world,” Joris van Tienen, general director of

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