The power and control to move the heaviest loads

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Heavy-duty solutions for hazardous environments

Within the oil and gas industry, finding robust material handling solutions can be a challenge. Heavy, high-value equipment needs to be moved with precision to avoid costly damage, leading many global companies to choose MasterMover electric tugs. 

Available to ATEX and IECEx standards, electric tugs deliver the controlled movement of loads weighing 70,000kg and beyond, whilst adhering to the strict regulations of potentially explosive and hazardous environments. 

Push, pull and manoeuvre with confidence

Electric tugs enable your operators to safely control heavy-wheeled loads, reducing reliance on traditional material handling equipment.

Compact and powerful, a single operator can precisely move heavy loads weighing over 70,000kg with complete control, reducing the risk of damage and maximising safety.  

Maximise your control 

Space limitations and large equipment can make moving loads challenging.

Compact electric tugs enable the precise positioning of loads in tight areas.

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    Unrivalled operator visibility

    When moving large, high-value loads such as subsea tree assemblies, visibility is crucial. Electric tugs deliver unrivalled visibility, with remote control options also available.

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    Powering efficiency

    Crucial production processes need to run on time, every time. With an operator license-free design there’s no waiting around for a licensed driver.

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    A secure connection, every time 

    Robust and secure coupling systems ensure loads remain connected, guaranteeing total load security and maximising control. 

Our range of oil & gas moving electric tugs


ATEX Range

Custom solutions for potentially explosive environments

All the safety and efficiency benefits of electric tugs but converted to work in the most challenging environments.

With machines available with Zone 1 & 2 protection in gaseous and 21 & 22 in dust environments – you can be assured that any solution is safe for use in your environment.

Trusted by oil and gas leaders

The world’s leading oil and gas equipment manufacturers trust us to deliver the controlled movement of loads weighing up to 30,000kg and beyond.

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MasterMover are easy to work with and all products performed as advertised. Moved our heavy products with ease!

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tugs used to move in the oil and gas equipment industry?  

Electric tugs are used by oil and gas manufacturers to improve safety and efficiency when moving loads such as: 

  • Subsea trees
  • ROVs
  • Pipes & pumps
  • Machines sub-assemblies
  • Valves and wellhead equipment
  • Umbilical cables
Are electric tugs available to meet ATEX and IECEx standards? 

Yes, all of our electric tugs can be converted to meet ATEX standards. Our electric tugs can be converted to operate in zones 1 and 2 (gaseous explosive environments) and zones 21 and 22 (powder or dust explosive environments) to meet ATEX and IECEx standards.

Working with best-in-class explosion-proofing providers, MasterMover ATEX electric tow tugs can safely work in hazardous environments, allowing you to maximise workplace safety and efficiency. 

How are electric tugs powered?  

Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.

Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.  

How do electric tugs and electric tows connect? 

A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety.

Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.    

We're here to help 

If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.