Sembcorp Marine president and chief executive Wong Weng Sun has been appointed co-chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation (IAP), which promotes decarbonisation efforts in the maritime industry
The panel, established by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), will explore decarbonisation strategies, policies and actions to be taken by the local maritime sector in line with the IMO 2050 target to reduce total annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50% from 2008 levels.
Mr Wong said of the IAP’s aim, “Decarbonisation is a multi-faceted issue requiring different perspectives and collaborations. The IAP reflects this, and I look forward to robust discussions with the panel to see how Singapore can become a centre of excellence for maritime decarbonisation efforts.
“Sembcorp Marine is proud to support Singapore’s push for decarbonisation and we look forward to contributing our experience from developing low-carbon engineering products and solutions for the global markets, and from our ongoing efforts to tap solar power in our yard operations.”
Mr Wong is chairman of the Singapore Maritime Institute’s Board and Governing Council and a member of the WSH2028 Tripartite Strategy Committee, where he chairs the work group on workplace safety and health. He also serves as chairman of the Singapore Institute of Technology-Newcastle University (SIT-NU) Industry Advisory Committee for joint-degree programmes in marine engineering, naval architecture and offshore engineering, and sits on the industry advisory panel of the Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
The IAP is comprised of representatives from shipping companies, port operators, academia, class societies, insurance and finance players, energy companies, engine makers, shipyards, shipping associations, and government. It is co-chaired by SMF chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao.
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