Awang Tengah: Green hydrogen, ammonia project in Sarawak could become first large-scale project of its kind in the world

Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan

KUCHING, Oct 3: A proposed green hydrogen and ammonia production project in Sarawak could become the first large-scale project of its kind in the world, says Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

The project was proposed by South-East Asia of Fortescue Future Industries Pty Ltd (FFI) president Allard Nooy during a meeting at Awang Tengah’s office today as a follow-up from a visit by the Deputy Premier to Western Australia in June this year where Fortescue expressed its intent to invest in green hydrogen and ammonia production in Sarawak.

According to Awang Tengah, who is also the Minister for International Trade and Investment (Mintred), the project is in line with Sarawak’s Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030 (PCDS 2030) which is anchored on economic prosperity, social inclusivity and environmental sustainability.

“In addition to this proposed project, there are other projects of similar nature being planned in Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.

He added, with abundant natural resources and green renewable energy, Sarawak has the potential to be a hub for hydrogen production in the region. — DayakDaily