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Sembcorp and PT PLN (Persero) Sign Joint Development Study Agreement on Green Hydrogen Production and Export

October 24, 2023

Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd, and Indonesian state-owned utility company PT PLN (Persero) have signed a joint development study agreement to explore the feasibility of green hydrogen production in Indonesia for export to Singapore. Sembcorp Utilities is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp).

The facility could potentially produce up to 100,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per annum in Indonesia using locally sourced renewable energy, which will be exported via subsea pipeline to Singapore. The project is expected to be Indonesia’s first green hydrogen export to Singapore.

The signing was witnessed by Deputy Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transportation Coordination, Republic of Indonesia, Rachmat Kaimuddin, and Singapore’s Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, Ngiam Shih Chun, at the Singapore International Energy Week 2023.

Wong Kim Yin, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries, said, “Hydrogen and its derivatives remain one of the most promising substitutes for natural gas in power generation. Through this partnership with PT PLN (Persero), we endeavour to co-develop a viable low-carbon hydrogen supply chain in ASEAN that will diversify energy sources for both countries.This will support the decarbonisation of Singapore’s power sector as the country progresses towards its 2050 net-zero target.”

Darmawan Prasodjo, President Director of PT PLN (Persero) said, “PLN is fully committed to accelerating the energy transition towards greener energy to ensure a better future for the next generation. One of the concrete examples is through this partnership. We appreciate our partner, Sembcorp, and we are hoping for support from all parties to successfully implement future green energy projects in Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region.”

The signing of the joint development study agreement is not expected to have a material impact on the earnings per share and net tangible assets per share of Sembcorp for the financial year ending December 31, 2023.

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About PT PLN (Persero)

PT PLN (Persero) is an electricity state-owned company that continues to be committed and innovate in carrying out its great mission of lighting and moving the country. Having a vision to become the leading electricity company in Southeast Asia, PLN is moving to become customers' number 1 choice for Energy Solutions. PLN carries a Transformation agenda with Green, Lean, Innovative and Customer Focused aspirations to provide electricity for a Better Life. PLN can be contacted via the PLN Mobile application which is available on PlayStore or AppStore, please visit https://web.pln.co.id/.