Vallianz Holdings has cut steel on the Asia-Pacific region’s first all-electric harbour tug.

The move came as the Singapore offshore vessel owner and shipbuilder teamed up with classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), as well as vessel designer SeaTech Solutions International and Canadian battery technology firm Shift Clean Energy to build the zero-emissions “e-tug”.

Vallianz said the vessel will cut nitrogen oxide emissions by 150 tonnes per year and chop carbon dioxide emissions by 2,000 tonnes per year.