Amogy Signs LOI with Singapore Port for Alternative Fuel Training
Amogy Signs LOI with Singapore Port for Alternative Fuel Training

Amogy Signs LOI with Singapore Port for Alternative Fuel Training

  • 16-Apr-2024 4:54 PM
  • Journalist: Stella Fernandes

On the inaugural day of Singapore Maritime Week 2024, Amogy, a supplier of advanced and scalable ammonia-to-power solutions, has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and other partners to establish a Maritime Energy Training Facility (METF). This facility aims to provide training for maritime professionals in the operation of ships equipped with alternative fuel systems.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and 22 partners, including global organizations, engine manufacturers, classification societies, trade associations, unions, and academic institutions, have signed the LOI to establish the METF. This initiative comes after a recommendation made by the Tripartite Advisory Panel, established in early 2023, which seeks to identify the emerging skills and competencies necessary to develop the future maritime workforce.

The METF, located in Singapore, will operate as a decentralized facility, leveraging the assets and training technologies contributed by the partners. Its purpose is to train seafarers worldwide in utilizing, crewing, and operating vessels equipped with zero or near-zero emission technologies.

Given the daily conduct of numerous crew changes in Singapore, the METF's establishment strategically caters to the crew training requirements of vessel operators and ship management firms as part of their crew change procedures. This method is projected to yield considerable savings in both time and training costs for the shipping industry, utilizing the METF's training resources. Upon reaching full operational capacity, the METF is expected to serve approximately 10,000 maritime professionals, including seafarers, from now until the 2030s.

"We are excited to commence this significant project in collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and our esteemed partners," expresses Seonghoon Woo, CEO of Amogy. "This initiative highlights Singapore's leadership in promoting sustainable maritime solutions and reinforces our dedication to promoting ammonia as a clean energy source for maritime transport while equipping the global maritime workforce with essential skills for navigating the future of shipping."

Amogy offers carbon-neutral energy solutions designed to reduce carbon emissions in challenging sectors like maritime, power generation, and heavy industry. With demonstrated effectiveness in practical scenarios, its patented technology for ammonia cracking is mature, scalable, and remarkably efficient. This innovative process splits liquid ammonia, producing electrical power alongside hydrogen fuel cells, offering energy density five times greater than lithium batteries.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Amogy has offices in Houston, Texas, Norway, and Singapore. The company enjoys support from investors such as Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund, Temasek, SK Innovation, Aramco Ventures, Mitsubishi Corporation, and AP Ventures.

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