WorkBoat recently highlighted the SA-100, a dual-fuel hybrid electric tug design that would enable operators to keep costs down. The methanol-hybrid propulsion package that produces 90 tons of bollard pull, has two main engine generators. The main features of the design is helping change the way owners and operators are thinking about tugs.

At the International WorkBoat Show 2022 in New Orleans in December, we caught up with Dave Lee from ABB and Peter Soles from Glosten to further explore what makes this development so notable and how it's representative of bigger shifts in the industry.

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