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ABS setting up electrification centre in Singapore

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Classification society ABS is launching a global centre to drive electrification and maritime decarbonisation.

The ABS Electrification Center will be based in Singapore and support electrification projects for shipowners, shipyards and other maritime interests in Asia -Pacific and across the world.

“While many in the shipping industry will be equipped to use alternative fuels, additional alternative energy options, particularly electrification, are needed to help the industry achieve net zero by 2050,” said John McDonald, ABS President and COO.

Work by the centre will include research and development, design review, rule development, and new construction and retrofit projects. 

The centre will support the development of electric harbour craft a key decarbonisation goal for the Port of Singapore.

“We welcome the set-up of the ABS Electrification Centre in Singapore. This complements our efforts to electrify the domestic craft sector, adding to the local knowledge and expertise on evolving electrification technologies and standards. ABS’ contribution will help to increase the vibrancy of our marine electrification ecosystem and community serving the needs of Singapore and our region,” said Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, MPA.

The ABS office in Singapore is home to one of the five global ABS Sustainability Centers, supporting marine and offshore clients with comprehensive decarbonization and sustainability solutions