SEB to light up LNG complex

Abang Johari (second right) with (from left) SEB chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi, Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom and Petronas non-executive director Datuk Ibrahim Baki.

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) is set to light up the Malaysia LNG complex in Tanjung Kidurong for a term of 20 years.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in revealing this said the provision of 90MW of power supply by the state’s energy company to Petronas’ complex is a key milestone in the relationship between the two parties.

“This indicates confidence in not just Sarawak Energy’s ability to provide power but also attests to Petronas’ confidence in their long-term presence in Sarawak.

“This term sheet signing allows Sarawak to continue to share our renewable energy resources with other energy players in developing a sustainable energy future,” he said.

He said this when witnessing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) term signing ceremony between the two companies today.

The deal builds on the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the state government and Petronas inked last year, said Abang Johari.

“This was to jointly explore the commercial production of green hydrogen to progress a green hydrogen economy for Sarawak and beyond.

“The historic signing of the Commercial Settlement Agreement (CSA) on Dec 7 last year between Petronas and Sarawak should also be an indication of an enduring partnership between both parties.

“This is in the development of both the upstream and downstream of the oil and gas resources in Sarawak for our common benefits,” he said.

Earlier, SEB and Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (MLNG) signed the PPA. SEB was represented by its chief executive officer Datuk Sharbini Suhaili while MLNG was represented by its chief executive officer Mohamed Syazwan @ Laga Jenggi.