• Marco Polo Marine and F-drones have signed MOU to co-develop the world’s
first large-scale, electrical aerial supply drones for the offshore windfarm market
• Co-developed drones shall be anticipated to help provide and logistic wants of
offshore wind farm installations; greater than 90% value financial savings and 4x sooner than
Marco Polo Marine Ltd. (SGX:5LY) (“Marco Polo Marine” or the “Firm”, and along with its subsidiaries, “the Group”), a good regional built-in marine logistics firm, and F-drones Pte. Ltd. (“F-drones”), a Singapore-based firm creating giant scale autonomous supply drones are happy to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-develop the world’s first large-scale, electrical aerial supply drones for offshore wind farms.
The usage of the co-developed supply drones is predicted to lead to greater than 90% value financial savings, and is 4 instances sooner than conventional means, which rely totally on boats and
often, helicopters, as the important thing modes of transport. The partnership will see each
corporations co-develop drones customised for deployment in Asia-Pacific, to ship provides
and demanding objects to offshore wind installations. F-drones, which has been creating drones to ship cargoes of as much as 100kg over 100km, will provide its superior drone know-how experience, whereas Marco Polo Marine will present sturdy technical working and business capabilities within the offshore wind sector.
Because the offshore maritime business transitions to a decrease carbon footprint, utilizing drones has an added environmental profit – a big discount in gas consumption may be achieved when conducting distant supply of packages of as much as 100kg and emergency deliveries to vessels. Utilising drones will lead to sharply decrease Carbon Dioxide Equal (CO2e) emissions – which incorporates CO2 and different greenhouse gases – of as much as 99%, as in comparison with sending a provide boat or Crew Switch Vessel (CTV) for 100kg hundreds over 100km to offshore wind farms.
Mr Sean Lee, Chief Govt Officer of Marco Polo Marine, commented: “It provides us nice pleasure to unveil this collaboration with F-drones. The partnership is an instance of various business gamers with aligned values coming collectively to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions, which is consistent with world and Singapore authorities initiatives. By enabling environment friendly and sustainable maritime logistics, this collaboration will increase the offshore maritime business, because it transitions to fuels with a decrease or minimal carbon footprint.”
Mr Nicolas Ang, Chief Govt Officer of F-drones added: “The world’s vitality transition not solely requires constructing renewable vitality belongings, but additionally the flexibility to service them sustainably. Our partnership with Marco Polo Marine is a case-in-point, which has the
potential to rework the way forward for logistics throughout offshore wind farms globally.”
About Marco Polo Marine
Listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST since 2007, Marco Polo Marine Ltd is a good regional built-in marine logistics firm that principally engages in delivery and shipyard operations.
The Group’s delivery enterprise pertains to the chartering of Offshore Provide Vessels (“OSVs”) for deployment within the regional waters, together with the Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan, in addition to the chartering of tug boats and barges to prospects, particularly these that are engaged within the mining, commodities, building, infrastructure and land reclamation industries.
Underneath its chartering operations, the Group has diversified its actions past the oil and gasoline business to incorporate the help of the development of offshore windfarm tasks. The burgeoning offshore wind vitality business in Asia is at a nascent stage the place constructions are within the means of being put in, which presents super alternatives for the Group whose fleet is ready to help the event of those tasks.
The Group’s shipyard enterprise pertains to shipbuilding in addition to the availability of ship upkeep, restore, outfitting and conversion companies, that are carried out by its shipyard positioned in Batam, Indonesia.
Occupying a complete land space of roughly 34 hectares with a seafront of roughly 650 meters, the trendy shipyard additionally homes three dry docks, which have boosted the Group’s technical capabilities and repair choices to undertake tasks involving mid-sized and complex vessels.
For extra data, please check with: www.marcopolomarine.com.sg