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New West Technologies Boat – Awarded Top Boat of 2014

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The Tender 4 tugboat that New West Technologies, subsidiary of Cybergy Partners, retrofitted was awarded one of the top boats in 2014 by WorkBoat Magazine.

In June Gov. Cuomo released a statement about the great work that New West Technologies and NYSERDA have been doing in conjunction with the Department of Transportation. “This is a great example of how, no matter how long something’s been done one way, there’s always an opportunity to do it a better way”, said Senator Joseph Griffo. “By converting this tug from diesel to electric, engineers are confident we’ll save money and reduce the amount of harmful emissions we put into our air.”

Governor Cuomo announces retrofitted electric canal boat demonstrate benefits no emission

The project makes use of a 1928 tug boat, now used as a dredge tender, for removing buoys and other canal work. Previously running off a 1980s-era diesel engine, the boat is now powered by a battery-powered all-electric powertrain system. The all-electric system eliminates exhaust emissions and the potential for fuel spills, while lowering maintenance costs and reducing noise. The result is a more environmentally- and economically-sustainable solution. 

WorkBoat Watch – WorkBoat’s 2014 boats of the year – WorkBoat.com.

New West Technologies Canal Boat Tender 4

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New West Technologies Boat - Awarded Top Boat of 2014
This project is one example of our work to promote cleaner transportation resources, said Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation Chairman Howard P. Milstein.

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