Singapore Polytechnic’s Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (SP CEMS) and GREEN MARINE GROUP Denmark are partnering to collaborate on innovative research aimed at advancing safety and sustainability in the maritime industry. This meaningful partnership seeks to revolutionise training in methanol bunkering handling and safety through the development of an immersive technology platform.
Recognising the growing importance of methanol as an environmentally friendly marine fuel, SP CEMS and GREEN MARINE have joined forces to address the increasing need for specialised training and knowledge in methanol bunkering. The partnership will leverage cutting-edge technology, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), to create an immersive training environment that enhances safety and proficiency in methanol bunkering procedures.
Key Objectives of the Research Collaboration:
- Immersive Training Platform: Develop a state-of-the-art immersive technology platform that replicates real-life methanol bunkering scenarios, enabling trainees to practice and refine their skills in a risk-free environment.
- Enhanced Safety Protocols: Create innovative safety protocols and best practices for the safe handling of methanol, reducing the risk of accidents and incidents.
- Sustainability Focus: Promote the use of methanol as a green marine fuel, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and enhance sustainability in the maritime sector.
Mr. Daniel Zhang, Centre Director of SP CEMS, emphasised the significance of the partnership with GREEN MARINE, saying, “The partnership with GREEN MARINE holds particular significance as we embark on our journey towards maritime decarbonisation. GREEN MARINE’s expertise in methanol handling and our proficiency in immersive technology, coupled with our commitment to enhancing seafaring skills, make this collaboration timely and promising. We are confident that this partnership will foster valuable exchanges, aligning with the IMO’s overarching goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
Mr. Morten Jacobsen, CEO of GREEN MARINE Group, echoed this sentiment, saying, “Our collaboration with SP CEMS is a significant step towards establishing higher standards for safety and environmental responsibility in the maritime industry. We are committed to developing innovative solutions that will drive the adoption of methanol as a clean marine fuel.”
The partnership between SP CEMS and GREEN MARINE is poised to have a transformative impact on the maritime industry as it addresses the urgent need for advanced training solutions in the methanol bunkering sector, ultimately improving safety and reducing the environmental footprint of maritime operations.
Singapore Polytechnic Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (SP CEMS) Established in September 2018, the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) is jointly launched by Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI). We partner with our valued industry partners, government agencies and Institutes of Higher Learning to develop Human-Centric technologies to enhance navigational and operational safety.
As part of Singapore’s strategy of skill sets upgrade of our workforce, we will enhance training assessment systems and solutions with Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) to ensure our seafarers are future-ready.
GREEN MARINE is headquartered in Denmark and has offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Geneva, Manila and Singapore. GREEN MARINE’s value proposition covers the entire methanol marine fuel value chain from ship design to construction supervision, technical management and operations, specialized methanol marine fuel crew training as well as methanol bunkering.
Source Green Marine