Sep 29, 2021 20:18

Sarawak State partners with Surbana Jurong to embark on industrial transformation plan

Enters into partnership with Singapore-headquartered global consultancy Surbana Jurong to study development of Industrial Terminals

Singapore, Sarawak, 29 September 2021 – The State Government of Sarawak, represented by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (MINTRED) Sarawak and Surbana Jurong Infrastructure have signed an agreement to undertake a consultancy study as part of the State’s broader industrial transformation plan.

A key aim of the study is to explore bold and innovative ways to meet the future needs of Sarawak’s economic development, with sustainability as a core area of growth, especially in the development of the downstream oil and gas industry.

Surbana Jurong is studying both green and brown field industrial sites with the aim of helping MINTRED transition to renewable energy alternatives, hydrogen, carbon capture, utilisation and storage as it takes steps to decarbonise.

During the period of study, the firm will explore new industrial typologies underpinned by sustainable design principles and construction methods and later on operated at maximum efficiency using big data tools. Surbana Jurong will leverage its deep multi-disciplinary expertise in urban and infrastructure master planning, anchored on sustainability.

The global drive towards energy transition and decarbonization is a defining force that will shape the future of economic development and industrial positioning. Sarawak’s rich renewable and natural resource places it in a unique position to maximise the value of its decarbonisation drive.

The Agreement was signed by Datu Liaw Soon Eng, Permanent Secretary of MINTRED Sarawak (representing Sarawak State Government) and Mr. Yeo Choon Chong, CEO ASEAN of Surbana Jurong and witnessed by Honourable Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah bin Ali Hasan, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak / Minister for International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development / Second Minister for Urban Development and Natural Resources, Sarawak and Mr. Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Subana Jurong.