Singapore’s first electric freighter will begin sea trials and launch in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to Yinson Green Technologies (YGT), which is part of a consortium chosen to help the country electrify maritime vessels.
According to YGT CEO Eirik Barclay, the Hydromover, developed by the Goal Zero consortium, is almost complete. The vehicle has the capacity to carry 25 tons of cargo and a battery that can be changed in minutes when it runs out.
YGT, a subsidiary of Yinson Holdings, a listed company in Malaysia, will also present at the end of the year an electric boat for transporting crew members, called Hydroglyder, developed with the Norwegian company Lift Ocean.
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The company wants to be involved in all services associated with clean electric boats, starting with Singapore, Barclay said.
YGT, a subsidiary of Yinson Holdings, a company listed in Malaysia, will also present at the end of the year an electric boat for the transfer of crew, called Hydroglyder, developed with the Norwegian company Lift Ocean
Singapore requires all new port vessels to be zero-emission by 2030. The country funded S$9 million in 2021 for the Goal Zero project, led by Singapore-based SeaTech Solutions International and two other consortia led by Keppel Fels and Sembcorp Marine to develop electric vessels.
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