GE Signs MoU with Cenergi SEA to Advance Biogas Industry in Malaysia

Apr 01, 2016
  • Collaboration Aimed at Increasing Cenergi’s Knowledge and Expertise of GE’s Jenbacher Gas Engines It Owns and Operates, Thereby Improving Efficiency and Delivering Better Results to Customers
  • Cenergi Strives to Position Itself as Centre of Excellence for Biogas Industry-in Line with GE’s Ecomagination Strategy to Enhance Productivity While Reducing Environmental Impact

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-April 1, 2016-GE (NYSE: GE) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd (Cenergi), a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), to collaborate in spurring the development of the biogas industry in Malaysia.

GE and Cenergi have been working together since 2013 with Cenergi running GE’s Jenbacher gas engines using its palm oil mill effluent (POME) in its biogas projects. Cenergi has a combined generating capacity of 4,388 kilowatts, involving four units of Jenbacher gas engines for power export to the national grid.

As part of its growth plans, Cenergi strives to position itself as a Centre of Excellence for biogas power plants in Malaysia.

This collaboration will allow GE and Cenergi to further increase Cenergi’s knowledge and expertise in handling the Jenbacher units it owns and operates through knowledge sharing and technician training. This will enable Cenergi to further improve the efficiency of its biogas plants and deliver better results to its customers.

“It is our hope that this collaboration will encourage the adoption of biogas to power solutions for palm oil mills in Malaysia as well as increase the renewable energy contribution to the country’s energy generation mix,” said Azli Mohamed, chief operating officer, GE Malaysia.

“We believe that this relationship with GE will provide us with the knowledge to further improve our customer offering and enable us to firmly establish ourselves as a key player in the biogas market. We foresee this collaboration to be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship between us and GE,” said Ezham Khalid, chief operating officer of Cenergi.

Signing the MoU on behalf of GE was Azli Mohamed and Daniel Icasiano, Distributed Power leader, GE ASEAN, while Cenergi was represented by Ezham Abdul Khalid and Loh Tzu Anne, board member, Cenergi, and director, Khazanah.

Also present to witness the signing ceremony were John G. Rice, vice chairman, GE; Wouter V. Wersch, president & CEO, GE ASEAN; Zainul Rahim Mohd Zain, chairman, Cenergi; and Ahmad Farouk Mohamed, board member, Cenergi, and executive director, Khazanah.

About Cenergi

Cenergi is a project development and investment company specializing in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the ASEAN region. Cenergi is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and is wholly owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia.

About GE’s Distributed Power business

GE’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of engines, power equipment and services focused on power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. Distributed Power offers a diverse product portfolio that includes highly efficient, fuel-flexible, industrial gas engines generating 200 kW to 10 MW each of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, the business provides life cycle support for more than 36,000 gas engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics-anywhere and anytime. Backed by our authorized service providers in more than 170 countries, GE‘s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. GE’s Distributed Power business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

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Susanne Reichelt
GE Power
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