Global low-carbon energy and services leader, ENGIE, has joined forces with Gamuda Land Sdn. Bhd., a prominent Malaysian property developer, in a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable townships in Malaysia. This collaboration will see ENGIE Services Malaysia and Gamuda Land working together to explore and implement innovative solutions in the domains of solar energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation within Gamuda Land’s townships.
The partnership encompasses various initiatives, including the installation of rooftop solar systems and the development of green transportation infrastructure for several townships in Selangor. Among the townships set to benefit from these sustainable advancements are Gamuda Cove in Kuala Langat, Gamuda Gardens in Rawang, and twentyfive7 in Kota Kemuning. All these developments will experience transformative changes by 2024, aligning with the partners’ commitment to fostering sustainability.
Thomas Baudlot, CEO of Energy Solutions APAC and Country Head of Southeast Asia at ENGIE South East Asia, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership’s potential impact. He stated, “We are excited to partner with Gamuda Land to advance the development of sustainable townships in Malaysia. This partnership is a testament to how the association between the right partners can help streamline, accelerate, and amplify what is possible in the realm of sustainable development. We look forward to helping Gamuda Land realize the ambitious sustainability targets of their Gamuda Green Plan and to building a better future together.”
The collaboration between ENGIE and Gamuda Land is closely aligned with Gamuda’s sustainability framework, known as the Gamuda Green Plan. This comprehensive framework operates on an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) foundation and sets specific targets for reducing carbon emissions. Gamuda has committed to achieving a 30% reduction in carbon emissions intensity by 2025, with a more ambitious target of 45% reduction by 2030.
Chu Wai Lune, Chief Executive Officer of Gamuda Land, highlighted the importance of innovation in achieving their sustainability goals. “We designed and planned our townships with a target to achieve at minimum a 30% overall reduction in carbon emission as compared to the business-as-usual design. As such, Gamuda Land is always on the lookout for innovative ideas and methods that can be implemented to increase the sustainability of our townships. This partnership with ENGIE will serve as a springboard for us to pursue a wider scope of energy-efficient opportunities that can complement our carbon reduction efforts.”
Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Gardens, and twentyfive7 have received recognition under the Low Carbon City Framework Design by the Malaysian Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change. Notably, Gamuda Cove stands out as the first private township to attain this prestigious recognition.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) solidifying ENGIE Services Malaysia and Gamuda Land’s collaboration was signed in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. This marked a significant milestone in their commitment to advancing a low-carbon and sustainable future together.