Malaysian clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) has partnered Singaporean conglomerate Keppel and renewables player Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) for clean energy solutions in Southeast Asia (SEA).

Gentari said in a statement on Thursday that the firm has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Keppel’s infrastructure division to jointly explore the development of specific sustainability-related opportunities.

Through the MoU, the parties are looking to unlock synergies in renewable and low-carbon energy projects as well as electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and roaming to build economies of scale, facilitate mutual support in market access and enable mutual capability development.

In addition, the parties will explore potential collaboration in energy-as-a-service opportunities, including energy efficiency and energy management projects.

Gentari Chief Executive Officer Sushil Purohit said the MOU represents a significant step in growing the application of sustainable energy solutions across Southeast Asia.

“By leveraging our combined capabilities in areas such as renewable energy, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and sustainable energy applications, we aim to deliver innovative solutions that support the region’s net zero ambitions,

“Together, we are committed to reshaping the energy landscape and creating a greener future for Southeast Asia,” he said.

Keppel’s infrastructure division Chief Executive Officer Cindy Lim said that the collaborate with Gentari on a targeted slate of initiatives will help to address immediate urban and climatic challenges in Southeast Asia.

“The MoU is a testament to Gentari and Keppel’s shared commitment towards helping the region get closer to net zero,

“Through collaborating on sustainable infrastructure projects and energy-as-a-service with Gentari, we aim to leverage each other’s strengths to improve urban environments and enhance access to e-mobility,” she said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Gentari also announced that the firm has signed a MoU with Sembcorp to jointly explore potential collaborations and related business activities in the field of clean energy solutions.

Under the MoU, Gentari and Sembcorp will jointly explore potential areas of collaboration in clean energy solutions, including renewable energy and low-carbon hydrogen.

Both parties are eyeing trading of renewable energy from Southeast Asia or other mutually agreed locations, with the aim to accelerate the adoption of clean energy sources.

They also aim for the supply of low-carbon hydrogen, including the development of hydrogen production facilities and joint studies on the transportation of hydrogen from Malaysia to Singapore.

The collaboration aims to leverage the joint expertise of both parties and their resources to drive innovation and create sustainable solutions in the hydrogen sector.

“Through this strategic partnership with Sembcorp, Gentari aims to further accelerate the expansion of renewable energy and hydrogen-related initiatives,

“This MoU signifies the shared vision and commitment of our two organisations to drive the energy transition in Southeast Asia, contributing to a more sustainable and low carbon future for the region,” said Low Kian Min, Chief Renewables Officer of Gentari.

Sembcorp (Singapore & Southeast Asia) chief executive officer Koh Chiap Khiong also said the collaboration underscores the strong potential of Malaysia’s fast-growing renewables sector.

“As a leading renewables player in the region, we look forward to working with like-minded partners like Gentari to progress initiatives that will accelerate the shift towards a sustainable energy transition,” he said.

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