30 September 2022
Sparky is the result of a six-year collaboration between Ports of Auckland and Damen Shipyards – who took on the project in 2016. Damen Shipyards became a true partner in this project, and it's extremely rewarding to see Sparky getting this industry wide recognition.
For Allan D'Souza, GM Marine and Multi Cargo Operations at Ports of Auckland who has been leading the e-tug project for the port, Sparky is a dream come true.
"This award recognises all the hard work from the team at Ports of Auckland and Damen to bring Sparky to life, and we are looking forward to seeing the rest of the industry follow her lead."
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Images and video:The following link contains downloadable files with footage and photos of Ports of Auckland's Sparky arriving at Auckland and her blessing ceremony:
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