The integrated shipping company based in Singapore Marco Polo Marine together with Amogy Inc., a pioneer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the terms of their MOU, Amogy’s proprietary ammonia-to-power system would also be installed on Marco Polo Marine’s existing or newly built wind vessels, allowing them to operate with zero emissions.
The collaboration dovetails with Marco Polo Marine’s efforts to decarbonise the shipping
sector and reduce the carbon footprint of offshore wind farms through the adoption of more sustainable and green practices. The partnership will also allow Amogy to fine-tune its ammonia-to-power solution in order to more effectively support the specific types of wind vessels (including, but not limited to, CSOVs and SOVs).
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) recently launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to build, own and operate low or zero-carbon power generation and bunkering projects on Jurong Island, noting that they saw ammonia power as a “promising pathway” to decarbonisation.
Recently, Marco Polo Marine has stepped up its push into the offshore wind industry, following its successful acquisition of PKR Offshore, an established Taiwan-based wind vessel operator, in May 2022. The Group also commissioned the development of a new state-of-theart CSOV at their Batam shipyard in September 2022 to boost service offerings in support of the offshore windfarm sector.
(Source and image: Marco Polo Marine SOV)