Sarawak is making progress in its pursuit of a green hydrogen economy with two significant hydrogen manufacturing projects, namely H2biscus and H2ornbill.
The Sarawak Premier, Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, announced that these projects are anticipated to become operational in the Bintulu Petchem Industrial Park by 2027.
The final investment decision for the H2biscus Train project is projected to be made in the first quarter of 2024, while the decision for the H2ornbill Train project is expected in the second quarter of 2025.
Both projects have completed their feasibility studies and are poised to advance to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage in the coming months, pending the finalization of feasibility study details.
In addition to producing green hydrogen, the facilities will also foster the development of hydrogen-based industries such as the manufacturing of electrolysers, fuel cells, and the green chemical industry.
This was highlighted by Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg during the opening of the 5th International Energy Week, an event hosted by the Sarawak Energy and Environmental Sustainability Ministry. The event featured exhibitions and business matching sessions.
For the H2ornbill project, Sarawak Economic Development Corp’s subsidiary, SEDC Energy Sdn Bhd, is collaborating with Japan’s Sumitomo Corp and Eneos to facilitate the large-scale production of green hydrogen.