H2X and SEDC Energy to develop hydrogen transport hub in Sarawak, Malaysia
Sarawak has a great potential to become a leader in the development of renewable energy transport.
H2X Global and SEDC Energy (a subsidiary of state-owned Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)) have signed an MOU to form a joint venture to produce, assemble and develop a range of strategic transport projects in Sarawak, Malaysia.
The JV will immediately start with assembling relevant vehicles, including Warrego pick up, city buses and H2X hydrogen-powered generator. The partnership will see H2X supply and assemble additional vehicles, including in excess of 50 buses in the coming 18 months, to meet growing demand.
SEDC Energy aims to make Sarawak a hub for the emerging ASEAN hydrogen energy market. Sarawak is already well ahead of most states in the region and well advanced in establishing long-term hydrogen production for domestic and export use. The government first introduced hydrogen-powered vehicles in the state in 2019. The partnership will benefit from the hydrogen distribution network already set up within Sarawak State.
Brendan Norman, H2X Global CEO, said, “It is likely that Sarawak will not only produce vehicles for its own use but will become a major supplier to other States and countries in the region.”
Robert Hardin, CEO SEDC Energy, commented, “We have been using hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles for a few years now as Sarawak was an early adopter, and now we are adding projects such as hydrogen production to supply our neighbours, who are now also embracing hydrogen and other forms of renewable energy.”