Shell to Power Malaysian Offshore Wellhead Platform with Wind and Solar

Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi gas development project offshore Malaysia which will feature a wellhead platform powered by a solar and wind hybrid renewable power system.

SSB is developing the Timi project jointly with its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and Brunei Energy Exploration, look forward to delivering this for Malaysia.

The Timi field is situated approximately 200 kilometres off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia. This will be the first time that SSB will use a wellhead platform powered by wind and solar in Malaysia, Shell said.

The unmanned wellhead platform (WHP) will be tied back to the existing Shell-operated F23 hub platform via a new 80-kilometre pipeline.

The company did not provide any further details on the power system to be used for the project.

”Timi, which is powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system, demonstrates Shell’s capabilities to innovate and deliver safe, reliable, and sustainable projects, in line with our commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in step with society,” said Wael Sawan, Shell Upstream Director.

”Shell is pleased to be able to progress this project in a competitive and responsible manner, as part of the vital role Upstream plays in delivering Shell’s strategy and in support of economic growth in Malaysia.”