The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) launched a joint call for proposals concerning the electrification of harbourcraft.
It is reported that a total of S$9 million from the Maritime GreenFuture Fund will be set aside to co-fund such harbourcraft projects.
Proposals should seek to develop commercially-ready fully electric harbourcraft and/or interoperable shore charging infrastructure for electric harbourcraft and other electric vessels operating in the Port of Singapore. Proposals with a viable business model for scalability will be more favourably considered.
Mr Kenneth Lim, MPA’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director, Innovation, Technology and Talent Development commented that
Through this call, we want to spur collaborative efforts to generate innovative ideas and facilitate cross-sharing of domain expertise in vessel electrification between industry and academia.