Union Gas Holdings has entered into a collaboration with Surbana Jurong Group to study and evaluate the potential redevelopment of an existing fuel station located at 50 Old Toh Tuck Road into Singapore’s first multi‐fuels and energy facility.

The lease for the fuel station, which is owned by Union Gas under its “Cnergy” brand, will be up for expiry in 2023. Union Gas is exploring the feasibility of redeveloping the station into an “innovative, adaptable and sustainable multi‐fuels and energy facility” aimed at catering to Singapore’s evolving energy requirements.

The company has entered into a consultancy services agreement with Surbana Jurong Infrastructure (SJI), with SJI appointed as an exclusive Project Development Partner for the proposed facility.

Surbana Jurong and Union Gas will work jointly on a business plan and model to assess the feasibility of adding various sustainable energy delivery and storage methods and solutions to the. This may include renewable solar and micro‐wind energy solutions, battery storage systems and electric vehicles charging stations, and a natural gas‐based power generation station.

The parties will also explore the feasibility of hosting alternative low carbon initiatives such as on‐site production of hydrogen fuel through electrolysis and the corresponding dispensation of hydrogen fuel into hydrogen cell vehicles. The proposed facility is also expected to be self‐powered by solar and/or wind energy.  

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Teo Hark Piang, Union Gas' executive director and CEO, says that the partnership is in line with the company’s strategic plan to diversify and enhance existing business based on the future needs of our customers.

“In order to remain relevant and viable as a provider of fuel products and to create value for our stakeholders, it is imperative that we heed the call for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources and support the move towards vehicles that rely less and less on fossil fuels,” he says.

Yeo Choon Chong, Surbana Jurong’s Asean CEO says, “This strategic collaboration is in line with Surbana Jurong’s vision to anchor sustainability in all our projects from design to execution; in this particular project, Surbana Jurong will sharpen its focus on low carbon energy systems and industrial Infrastructure.”

Union Gas and Surbana Jurong are expected to conclude their study and assessment of the potential of the site within the next six months.

Shares in Union Gas closed 7 cents or 9.2% lower at 6.9 cents on March 3.