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DNV GL has entered into a collaboration agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) to work on the hydrogen value chain.

The collaboration’s overarching goal is to investigate the safe implementation of prospective new technologies, collaborating with key government agencies to promote the introduction of hydrogen as an energy source in the Singapore market, thereby assisting the country’s decarbonization efforts.

DNV and Singapore-based Keppel O&M will collaborate to investigate and develop a variety of subjects, including the following:

  • Requirements for the safety of hydrogen as an energy source
  • Hydrogen storage and local transit infrastructure requirements
  • Hydrogen technology has a number of offshore applications.

Several of the safety studies and pilot operations will take place at Keppel O&M’s Floating Living Lab, Singapore’s first floating testbed that will serve as a platform for the industry to evaluate innovative energy technologies. This hydrogen agreement is another significant step in reinforcing the engagement between DNV and Keppel O&M, which began in 2019 with a partnership to advance LNG as a ship fuel.

“Keppel O&M is at the forefront in supporting the marine industry’s search for greener fuels such as hydrogen, and we have been working closely with partners such as DNV to support this energy transition. In line with Keppel’s Vision 2030, which includes seizing opportunities in new energy, Keppel O&M is leveraging its engineering capabilities, expertise in gas solutions, and new build experience to develop value-added solutions for customers. We are also able to utilize our floating living lab to help testbed and commercialize promising power and technology solutions,” said Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director (New Builds), Keppel O&M.

“DNV’s strategic ambition is to enable our customers to tackle global transformations such as the energy transition. We use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and to inspire and invent forward-looking solutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Keppel O&M is yet another testament to this ambition,” said Brice Le Gallo, Regional Director for APAC, Energy Systems at DNV. 

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