SEDC Energy inks agreement with Sarawak Metro to develop Rembus H2 Plant for ART depot

Robert (front row, second left) exchanges signed documents with Mazli while Abang Johari (back row, fourth left), Dr Sim (back row, third left) and other guests look on during BETC2024 on Feb 26, 2024. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

KUCHING, Feb 26: SEDC Energy Sdn Bhd (SEDCE) has inked a development agreement with Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd to develop the Rembus H2 Plant in support of the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) project.

Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg witnessed the document exchange between SEDCE chief executive officer (CEO) Robert Hardin and Sarawak Metro CEO Mazli Mustaffa at Borneo Energy Transition Conference (BETC2024) at a hotel here today.

According to a press release, the Rembus H2 Plant and Refuelling Facility is for producing, supplying, refuelling and distributing hydrogen and related products and materials for the Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) system.

With the agreement, SEDCE will be responsible for developing, constructing, commissioning, operating and maintaining the hydrogen production plant and the refuelling station.

“We are working closely with the Sarawak Metro team to ensure the success of KUTS. Being the first hydrogen plant to support public transportation service in the region, there will be many challenges that we shall overcome.

“The purpose of KUTS is to serve the community and SEDCE is proud to play a role for this project,” said Robert.

The Rembus H2 Plant will become part of the facilities for the ART depot in Rembus which was reported to be built on an 80-acre site in Kota Samarahan.

Other facilities at the upcoming ART depot will include a feeder bus depot, stabling yard, administration and operation control centre, mechanical workshop, infrastructure workshop and refuelling facilities. – DayakDaily