Published on 06 Nov 2021

Singapore's first retrofitted electric harbourcraft to be ready in 2023

First Published Online at CNA


Keppel Offshore & Marine is leading a consortium to develop Singapore’s first retrofitted electric habourcraft. The project, involving DNV, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Eng Hup Shipping , Envision Digital, Surbana Jurong Private Limited, and TCOMS - Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore was featured by Channel NewsAsia over the weekend.

The consortium will develop a comprehensive electric vessel supply chain, including a cost-competitive electric-powered harbourcraft, nearshore charging infrastructure, as well as upskilling and developing core talent in marine operations. Keppel O&M, as the overall systems integrator, will leverage its extensive experience in the design, construction and digitalisation of vessels to retrofit a 30-pax passenger ferry with systems for the vessel to be electric-powered.

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