Entura strengthens ties with Sarawak
Entura has been working with Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) over the past two years and, in May 2010, our parent company Hydro Tasmania signed a memorandum of understanding to recognise a 'shared vision for a successful working relationship together'.
SEB is a state-owned electricity generation, transmission and distribution business based in Kuching, Malaysia, employing around 2700 people. The Sarawak Government has a 30-year plan to develop energy resources, including 20,000MW of hydropower.
Through our expert services we will be assisting in the delivery of new renewable energy growth opportunities for the region. At the same time we will be providing the knowledge and experience of almost 100 years in the industry to build local skills and capabilities.
The relationship with SEB offers great learning opportunities for both businesses. A key component of our involvement is to bring a commitment to strongly-held sustainability and safety principles, as well as community and stakeholder engagement and management.
Sarawak-based projects that we have been involved in over the past year include a number of hydropower feasibility studies at Metjawah, Belaga, Punun Bah and Pelagus in Sarawak, providing geological advice for hydropower studies, working on a Sarawak wind mapping atlas and the pre-feasibility of upgrade works at Batang Ai. We are also working on a three-year consultancy for the Sarawak Ministry of Public Utilities providing safety advice on the Bakun Dam.