Course Overview

Short Course
2 days
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF + UTAP Funding

Decarbonisation has become a key agenda item for the maritime industry. The International Maritime Organisation aims to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least half by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. The goal is to eventually eliminate GHG emissions from shipping in this century.

To achieve this goal, more ships will be equipped with various energy-efficient technologies and energy storage systems and be ready for alternative green fuels. This course will help engineers from shipyards and equipment/service providers renew their knowledge and engineering skills on the latest decarbonisation technologies. This course will also equip ship operators and middle managers, including ship owners and charterers, with knowledge of the latest green technologies, which will aid in their decision-making process.

The course is designed to equip the participants with the basic operating principles and practical skills of the latest technologies, including ship digital twin, wind-assisted propulsion, air lubrication systems, carbon-neutral fuel, battery and shore-to-ship charging, shipboard carbon capture, and storage.

Upon the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the latest decarbonisation technologies
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of each technology
  • Make decisions on the selection and implementation of green technologies for a specific type of vessel
  • Understand the future trend and possible pathways towards maritime decarbonisation
Programme Partners

This course is a collaboration with the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Singapore (SNAMES) and Singapore Shipping Association (SSA).



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Who Should Attend

  • Operators and middle managers from ship owners and charterers
  • Engineers and middle managers from shipyards and service/equipment providers
  • With three years of working experience in the maritime sector OR with a relevant diploma or degree
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This course provided me with a good overview of maritime decarbonisation. I found the topic on alternative fuels very interesting.
Katkar Ashvini Santosh
Senior Process Engineer, Seatrium Limited
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This course is relevant in the current context of ESG and sustainability.
Narayan Kamath
Deputy General Manager, NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd

What You Will Learn

This course provides participants with state-of-the-art knowledge and practical use cases of technologies and developments that are critical to maritime decarbonisation.

The topics are grouped into five areas:

Introduction to Maritime Decarbonisation

  • Overview of maritime decarbonisation
  • Role of green fuels
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Role of digitalisation

Energy-efficient Technologies

  • Theoretical background and operating principles
  • Use cases and practical knowledge

Pathways to Net Zero Emissions and Alternative Fuels

  • Carbon-neutral fuels
  • Zero-carbon fuels

Hybrid Technologies

  • Energy storage system (batteries)
  • Shore-to-ship charging
  • Fuel cell

Future Technologies

  • Shipboard carbon capture and storage
  • Nuclear marine propulsion

Teaching Team

Wang Xin
Wang Xin

Associate Professor/Prog Leader, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Tay Chuan Beng
Tay Chuan Beng

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Elsa Feng Xue
Elsa Feng Xue

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Wong Wee Chin
Wong Wee Chin

Assistant Professor, Food, Chemical and Biotechnology, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Brijesh Tewari
Brijesh Tewari

Lead Maritime Decarbonisation Consultant, Lloyd's Register

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David Xu
David Xu

Area Sales Manager, Wärtsilä

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Giulio Gennaro
Giulio Gennaro

Chartered Mechanical Engineer, CTO Core Power UK

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Joselito Guevarra
Joselito Guevarra

Technical Director-Climate, Mott MacDonald

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Patrizio Di Francesco
Patrizio Di Francesco

Principal Engineer, RINA | Special Projects BD Manager, EMEA

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Qin Geng
Qin Geng

Senior Engineer, Technology at ABS

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Wong Kai Cheong
Wong Kai Cheong

Council Member (Vice-President), SNAMES

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Day Time  Topic

Day 1

8:30 am – 12:30 pm Introduction
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Energy Efficient (EE) Technology
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A Assessment 1

Day 2

8:30 am – 11:30 pm Pathways to net zero emissions
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Hybrid technologies
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Future technologies
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Q&A Assessment 2 and course feedback

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the workshop; and
  • Undertake and pass non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$2,180.00.

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$654.00
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$254.00
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$654.00
Non-Singapore Citizen S$2,180.00 (No Funding)


  • All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course.

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