Singapore Calls For Proposal to Trial Charging Points For Electric Harbour Craft

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued a call for proposal (CFP) to develop, commission, maintain, and operate electric harbour craft (e-HC) charging points.

The selected locations for the trial will include Jurong Port, Marina South Pier, Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal, PSA Marine-West Coast Base, and Sebarok Terminal together with the existing licensees and operators of these sites.

The selected proposals will be implemented as a two-year pilot with an option to extend for another year.

In a statement, the MPA said it will work together with the operators to evaluate the various charging technologies implemented and gather information and feedback on the supporting infrastructure and power requirements.

The experience gained will contribute towards the development of a charging infrastructure standard for e-HC, the charging infrastructure masterplan, as well as the implementation and operational plans to support e-HC operations in Singapore.

The MPA plans to progressively roll out the charging infrastructure for e-HC operations in Singapore from 2025.

The CFP follows from an expression of interest launched in July 2023 for proposals to design and promote the adoption of full-e-HC in Singapore. The CFP will open from 29 August 2023.