The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Call for Proposal to Carry Out Pilot Trials of Charging Points for Electric Harbour Craft at Selected Locations, charging points for electric harbour craft (e-HC) to be tested across 5 waterfront locations from 2024 to 2025.
Following the Expression of Interest (EOI) announced last month for the design and development of a fully-electric harbour craft (e-HC), 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 at 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.
Eng Dih Teo, Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority Singapore, said:
“These steps towards supporting the electrification of our domestic vessels is integral to our maritime transformation and the upskilling of our maritime workforce while meeting our national goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.”
In sourcing for suitable charging point operators, this CFP is looking out for the following:
𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬. Creativity of proposal in integrating renewables and meeting needs of e-HC users in terms of power supply, berthing and operation of vessels, and maintenance.
𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬. Prior experience in developing and demonstrating electric charging points for projects in Singapore or overseas, and business plans for Singapore and beyond.
𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲. Ability to demonstrate sufficient resources to see through the completion of the pilot trials and work with agencies & partners on the development of standards.
𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬. The competitiveness of proposed rates and fees charged for users, given the concessionary rates for the trial period.
The selected proposals will be implemented as a two-year pilot with an option to extend for another year. MPA 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. 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 adoption of full-e-HC in Singapore. The CFP will open from 29 August 2023. Interested parties can visit the MPA website for more details, and to submit their proposals by 6 October 2023, 1600hrs (Singapore time).
source MPA Singapore