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Singapore seeks interest from industry players to support electrification of its harbour crafts

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

In support of Singapore's national net zero ambitions, all new harbour craft operating in the Port of Singapore will have to be fully electric, be capable of using B100 biofuel, or be compatible with net zero fuels such as hydrogen by 2030.


Singapore harbour


Calling companies with technical expertise in designing electric harbour crafts (e-HCs)


A recent Expression of Interest (EOI) issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) targets 400 harbour crafts for electrification.


The EOI focuses on smaller harbour craft in the range of 20 – 40 tonnes in gross tonnage, with an overall length of 10 – 20 metres, and a combined shaft power ranging from 200 – 400 kW


With the EOI, MPA aims to enable the verification, demonstration, and building up of local capabilities to commercialise electric harbour crafts (e-HCs) by 2027.


Specifically:

  • Support harbour craft companies by providing e-HC engineering reference designs and safety standards to adopt.

  • Develop more attractive financing solutions.

  • Lower the cost of production.

Interestingly, the new e-HC designs should allow for lower manning compared to current models and support the development of autonomous operations in their useful lifespan.


Read more about the EOI here.


Deadlines and practicalities


Submission deadline

  • 15 Sep 2023 Singapore time

Industry briefing

  • 31 Jul 2023, 4.00pm (SGT)

  • Physical attendees: mTower, 460 Alexandra Road, Level 18 Excellence Room Singapore 119963

  • Virtual attendees: Microsoft Teams Meeting ID : 453 416 406 914 & Passcode : RPAQQ9


Contact the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore for more information about business opportunities and how Denmark seeks to inspire green transition in Southeast Asia


Kelvin Leong

Commercial Advisor at the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore

Email: kelleo@um.dk

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