Australian hydrogen vehicle developer H2X Global is to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Sarawak, Malaysia.
The company, which recently announced plans to convert utility vehicles to hydrogen power in Australia, will initially build fuel cell electric buses for the Sarawak Transport System.
The company will also create a training Centre of Excellence to help build local jobs with high level hydrogen technology knowledge and expertise.
Sarawak in northern Borneo is a relatively undeveloped part of Malaysia best known for its petroleum-based industries.
Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), through its wholly owned subsidiary SEDC Energy signed an MOU for an incorporated joint venture with H2X Global for the manufacturing, assembly and development of strategic transport projects.
The joint venture will begin with assembly of vehicles from the Warrego Pick up to City Buses and also H2x Hydrogen Powered Generators within 18 months.
SEDC Energy has developed a blueprint for Sarawak to become a hub for the emerging ASEAN hydrogen energy market built on hydrogen infrastructure projects.
The Sarawak Government first introduced hydrogen powered vehicles in the state in 2019.
H2X Global CEO Brendan Norman, said Sarawak was well advanced in the establishment of hydrogen production for both domestic and export use.
“We have been honoured to be selected to work with SEDC.
“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.”
CEO of SEDC Energy Robert Hardin said: “We are adding projects such as hydrogen production to supply our neighbours who are now also embracing hydrogen and other forms of renewable energy.”
The H2X team in Sarawak is led by chief powertrain and fuel cell officer, Marco Cheung.
Picture: H2X Global
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