Singapore’s first electric cargo vessel set to launch in bid for zero emissions by 2030
The Hydromover, developed by the Goal Zero consortium, has a capacity to carry 25 tons of cargo and a battery that can be swapped in minutes when depleted‘We are seeing a dramatic electrification of all modes of transport, so we started [with] … the marine area,’ said the CEO of consortium member YGCSingaporeBloombergPublished: 7:47pm, 15 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Singapore’s first electric cargo vessel is due to start sea trials and launch this year, according to Yinson Green Technologies, part of a consortium chosen by the city-state to help electrify marine craft.
The Hydromover, developed by the Goal Zero consortium, is near completion, YGT Chief Executive Officer Eirik Barclay said in an interview in Kuala Lumpur this week.
YGT will also be introducing an electric vessel for transferring crew – developed with Norwegian startup Lift Ocean AS – by the end of the year, Barclay said. That craft is called the Hydroglyder.
“We want to be part of all associated services with clean electric vessels, starting with Singapore,” Barclay said. YGT is a subsidiary of Malaysia-listed Yinson Holdings.
With the local port authority requiring all new harbour craft to be zero emission by 2030, oil giant Shell launched Singapore’s first fully electric passenger ferry in May to transport workers to its refinery at Pulau Bukom.