“GREEN SHIPPING LAB” – Launched in Singapore



Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) has launched a marine research laboratory to develop eco-friendly technologies for Singapore’s maritime and offshore industry.

The Sembcorp Marine Lab, named in appreciation of a S$10 million endowment fund set up by Sembcorp Marine, aims to develop solutions in fuel emission management, energy efficiency, and green shipping.  It is equipped with the region’s first dual-fuel marine engine, funded as part of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering postgraduate program at NTU and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board.

NTU researchers will study methods for retrofitting ships to for dual-fuel operation as well investigating other emissions abatement and fuel technologies.  The new lab will also serve as a testbed for work with industry and government agencies, including the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, on maritime-related research projects.

Freddy Boey, provost professor, NTU Singapore, said: “NTU can play an important role in developing innovative eco-friendly technologies for Singapore’s marine and offshore industry. Our partnership with Sembcorp Marine and the Singapore Economic Development Board combines our strengths and creates fresh synergies, allowing the lab to carry out cutting-edge research in fuel emission management, energy efficiency, and green shipping.”

Wong Weng Sun, president and CEO, Sembcorp Marine, added: “With the opening of the Sembcorp Marine Lab, the offshore and marine sector now has a new research venue for investigating eco-friendly energy solutions, including clean and renewable fuels for marine engines, and emission control technologies.”

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