Under a newly signed memorandum of understanding, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Wärtsilä are to collaborate on several key projects, including the introduction of next-generation renewable fuels.
The duo will evaluate renewable fuel technologies and form partnerships with other companies to develop green fuel safety concepts and procedures to ensure the safe handling and operation of future fuels. Insights gained from these activities will be used to support the development of global safety standards for maritime fuel.
“As a major bunkering and maritime hub port supported by a robust R&D and startup ecosystem, Singapore is at the heart of marine tech innovation and at an exciting phase for the potential introduction of maritime fuels such as methanol, hydrogen and its derivatives such as ammonia,” said Kenneth Lim, assistant chief executive of industry and transformation at MPA. “MPA looks forward to our partnership with Wärtsilä to unlock our collective potential and develop solutions that can be scaled to benefit the global maritime community.”
“Over the years we have established a strong relationship with MPA, having worked together on various projects aimed at boosting efficiencies and sustainability,” commented Roger Holm, president of marine power and executive vice president of Wärtsilä. “This collaboration elevates Wärtsilä Voyage’s previous MoU with MPA and includes new impactful areas in decarbonization and talent development. The partnership will promote innovation and accelerate the industry’s transition to new cleaner fuels and the adoption of the latest technologies.”
In addition to partnering on the development and introduction of renewable fuels, the two organizations will work collaboratively to optimize digital port operations and develop future talent.
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