UAE’s Masdar eyes renewable energy projects in Sarawak

A group photo of Abang Johari (centre) with the delegation from Masdar who paid a courtesy visit to the Sarawak Premier at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on May 28, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By Dayak Daily Team

KUCHING, May 28: United Arab Emirates (UAE) state-owned clean energy provider, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC, widely known as Masdar, has expressed interest in investing in and exploring opportunities to develop renewable energy projects in Sarawak, with a particular focus on floating solar installations.

According to a news report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Masdar chief executive officer (CEO), Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi expressed his eagerness to collaborate with Sarawak Energy for such projects.


“We aim to develop gigawatts of (energy) capacity in Malaysia and across other Asian countries,” said Mohamed Jameel told reporters after leading a delegation to pay a courtesy visit to Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

He added the courtesy call was made as a follow-up after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Sarawak Energy and Masdar during the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Dubai last year.

Mohamed Jameel emphasised that Masdar, as one of the largest renewable energy companies in the UAE, is committed to working with the Sarawak government and their local partners to invest in and develop large-scale renewable energy projects.

Also present were Sarawak Minister for Utility and Telecommunication, Dato Sri Julaihi Narawi, Group CEO of SEB, Datuk Sharbini Suhaili, and Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) CEO Dato Janin Girie. — DayakDaily