Gentari Sdn Bhd and Singapore's primary gas provider, City Energy, have officially signed a joint feasibility study agreement.
The partnership aims to explore the construction of a hydrogen pipeline stretching from Malaysia to Singapore, bolstering the region's commitment to sustainable energy solutions.
Rooted in a previous memorandum of understanding, the initiative aligns with Singapore's ambitious goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Hydrogen, a key component in Singapore and Malaysia's energy transition strategies is expected to be pivotal in advancing this goal.
The feasibility study is set to span 12 months, during which both entities will collaborate closely to evaluate the project's technical, financial, and environmental viability.
Upon completion of the study, the groups will make an informed decision regarding the execution of a front-end engineering design (FEED) agreement, marking a significant step forward in this groundbreaking venture.
City Energy, a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Trust, assumes a central role in this endeavor as one of the leading hydrogen distributors in Singapore.
The proposed hydrogen pipeline, once realized, will supply this valuable resource to City Energy's Senoko Gasworks plant, further strengthening Singapore's clean energy infrastructure.
This project underscores the enduring cooperation between Malaysia and Singapore, a partnership that has previously seen the importation of natural gas from Malaysia to Singapore through the Peninsular Gas Utilization pipeline, owned by Gentari's sister company, Petronas Gas Bhd.
As the world continues to emphasize environmentally friendly solutions, this collaboration seeks to foster the development of a low-carbon hydrogen value chain, which holds the promise of a greener, more sustainable future for the region.