Saudi company ACWA Power, SEDC Energy brief Premier on green hydrogen project

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From left: Dennis, Robert, Abdul Aziz, Abang Johari, Brostrom, Baray, and Mathew pose for a photo during the courtesy call at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on July 10, 2024.

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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, July 10: Representatives from Saudi-listed ACWA Power, the world’s largest private water desalination company, and a leader in energy transition and first mover into green hydrogen, along with SEDC Energy Sdn Bhd (SEDCE) paid a courtesy call on Sarawak Premier Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.

According to a statement, ACWA Power and SEDCE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore the development of large-scale green hydrogen production utilising renewable energy sources in Sarawak.

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This collaboration will leverage the expertise of both parties in sustainable energy solutions which will help to solidify Sarawak’s position as a leader in the new energy sector in the region.

At the courtesy call, SEDCE Chief Executive Officer Robert Hardin and ACWA Power Chief Investment Officer Thomas Brostrom, discussed the details of the MOU with Abang Johari and its impact on Sarawak in its vision to be the Battery of Southeast Asia.

Robert emphasised the value of collaborating with ACWA Power, an industry leader with deep expertise in the sector, supporting Sarawak’s positioning to achieve its renewable energy ambitions.

“ACWA Power has developed the world’s largest clean hydrogen facility, the NEOM Green Hydrogen Company. Their extensive experience with this landmark project oOers valuable insights.

“We believe that their expertise will significantly support Sarawak’s journey towards a cleaner and more sustainable future,” he reportedly said.

Meanwhile, Brostrom said his company looks forward to collaborating with SEDCE to offer the best of ACWA Power’s experience across renewable and green hydrogen, contributing to Sarawak’s strategic roadmap.

The planned project involves the development of renewable energy power plants with a capacity from 2GW to 4GW in Sarawak.

This facility may incorporate various renewable energy sources, including large-scale solar farms (ground or floating), biomass plants, cascading hydro systems, wind, or wave energy systems, all equipped with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

These renewable energy sources will feed as captive power into an integrated green hydrogen facility, which include ammonia synthesis plant to produce export-grade green ammonia, positioning Sarawak as a significant player in the green hydrogen market.

Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain, SEDC’s Head of Strategy and Marketing Dennis Harun Wong, ACWA Power Regional Vice President Salman Baray, Business Advisor Songyi Koo and Country Director Mathew Chandapillai. — DayakDaily

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