Home » Singapore Launches Southeast Asia’s First Electric Lighter Craft
Posted inCargo & Shipping / Climate Change / Conservation / Industry Updates / International Trade / Latest Update / Logistics / Maritime News / Ship Design and Technology / Sustainability / Sustainable Practices / Technology and Innovation:

Singapore Launches Southeast Asia’s First Electric Lighter Craft

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Hydromover is expected to reduce emissions by up to 95% compared to conventional diesel-powered vessels and to be deployed commercially in Singapore in early 2024.

Singapore : Singapore has taken a significant step towards a greener maritime industry with the launch of Southeast Asia’s first electric lighter craft, the Hydromover.

The Hydromover, developed by Yinson GreenTech (YGT) in collaboration with the Goal Zero Consortium, is a fully electric vessel designed for cargo transportation in harbors. It has a capacity of 25 tonnes and can operate for up to eight hours on a single charge.

Singapore Launches Southeast Asia's First Electric Lighter Craft - Maritime News 002

The launch of the Hydromover marks a pivotal moment in Singapore’s journey towards the electrification of harbor craft. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has set a target of electrifying 10% of all harbor craft by 2030, and the Hydromover is a key step towards achieving this goal.

“The launch of the Hydromover is a significant milestone for Singapore’s maritime sector,” said Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Transport. “It demonstrates our commitment to innovation and sustainability, and it paves the way for a greener future for our maritime industry.”

Singapore Launches Southeast Asia's First Electric Lighter Craft - Maritime News 003

The Hydromover is expected to reduce emissions by up to 95% compared to conventional diesel-powered vessels. It will also be quieter and more energy efficient.

“The Hydromover is a game-changer for the maritime industry,” said Mr Eirik Barclay, CEO of YGT. “It is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and it demonstrates that electric vessels are a viable and sustainable alternative to conventional vessels.”

The Hydromover is expected to be deployed commercially in Singapore in early 2024.

Singapore Launches Southeast Asia's First Electric Lighter Craft - Maritime News 004

About Yinson GreenTech

Yinson GreenTech (YGT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yinson Holdings Berhad, a global leader in infrastructure solutions. YGT is focused on developing and delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for the maritime industry.

About the Goal Zero Consortium

The Goal Zero Consortium is a consortium of companies led by SeaTech Solutions International, a Singapore-based marine engineering and technology company. The consortium is committed to developing and promoting sustainable solutions for the maritime industry.

About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is the regulatory and licensing authority for the maritime sector in Singapore. The MPA is committed to developing a vibrant, sustainable, and secure maritime sector.

About the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)

The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) is a non-profit organization that promotes maritime education, research, and development. The SMI is committed to developing Singapore’s maritime talent pool and supporting the growth of the maritime industry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *