The highly anticipated all-electric Hydromover cargo vessel has been delivered this summer, with its launch ceremony being held on November 23rd. Hydromover was developed by the Goal Zero Consortium, awarded funding from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI). Other partners include Sea Tech International, Yinson Green Tech (YGT) and Jurong Port, Singapore.
One of the standout features of the Hydromover is its adoption of Shift Clean Energy‘s innovative battery cartridges, marking one of the first installations of this technology. The ship operates emission-free, saving up to 50% of operational costs compared to traditional diesel type vessels. Each year the Hydromover will save approximately 500 metric tonnes of emissions powered by batteries, while a flight control system maintains the stability of the craft during foiling. This is expected to reduce operational cost by up to 90%, according to YGT.
The introduction of the Hydromover represents a monumental step forward in the pursuit of sustainable and cleaner maritime practices. We applaud the Goal Zero Consortium, MPA, and SMI, along with their invaluable partners, for their dedication to transforming the industry and shaping a brighter, greener future.