Singapore-based boat builder Strategic Marine has commissioned a study to compare the efficiency of traditional diesel-powered and hybrid-powered crew transfer vessels (CTVs).
he study, to be conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD CoE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Jointly funded by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and NTU, MESD CoE works to support Singapore’s strategic maritime needs through research and capacity development.
We are happy to bring our expertise in building specialised vessels for offshore crew supply to support MESD CoE’s work in sustainable solutions through this partnership.
… said Chan Eng Yew, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Marine
The commissioned study will assess the difference in energy and emissions profiles between the company-built diesel-powered and hybrid-powered CTV. Researchers will conduct joint sea trials with Strategic Marine to collect the CTVs’ operational data. It will adopt established MESD CoE’s methods for fuel consumption and emission assessments across varying speeds, profiles, and distances.
We are honoured that Strategic Marine has chosen MESD CoE to conduct this study, demonstrating their commitment to knowledge and the promotion of sustainable solutions. We are pleased to support our maritime community as it transits towards a low-carbon future.
… said Associate Professor Jasmine Lam, Centre Director, MESD CoE, NTU Singapore
Strategic Marine believes that the study will serve as a valuable benchmark for shipowners to evaluate their fleet’s energy and emissions performance across various operational profiles.
Meanwhile, Singapore’s first fully-electric ferry is ready to set sail next month to transport Shell employees to and from its facilities on Pulau Bukom.