Amogy, a provider of effective ammonia-to-power solutions, has recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and several partners.

Together, they will initiate a Maritime Energy Training Facility (METF) aimed at educating maritime professionals on the operation of ships utilizing alternative fuel systems. The signing occurred on the Opening Day of Singapore Maritime Week 2024.

The MPA and 22 partners, comprised of international organizations, engine makers, academic institutions, trade associations, classification societies, and unions, signed the LOI to establish the METF. This significant move complies with a recommendation made by the Tripartite Advisory Panel, established in 2023, with the goal of identifying the required skills set and competencies for the future maritime workforce.

The envisioned METF will be a decentralized facility based in Singapore. It aims to make use of the diverse resources and training technologies of the various partners to equip global seafarers with the necessary knowledge to handle ships propelled by alternative fuels with zero to near-zero emission.

Given the high frequency of crew changes conducted daily in Singapore, the location of METF provides a strategic advantage. It is well-positioned to support vessel operators and ship management companies with crew training requirements incorporated into their crew change protocol. Through utilizing the METF facilities, the shipping community stands to realize significant time and cost savings in training. Estimates suggest that the fully operational METF will provide immense benefits to roughly 10,000 maritime personnel, including seafarers, between now and the 2030s.

Amogy’s CEO, Seonghoon Woo, expressed enthusiasm towards the project, highlighting it as a testament to Singapore’s leadership in promoting sustainable maritime solutions. He also emphasized Amogy’s commitment towards establishing ammonia as a clean energy source for maritime shipping and preparing the global maritime workforce with the requisite skills to manage future shipping demands.

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