This aligns with PETRONAS' commitment to deliver affordable, low-carbon energy solutions while concurrently reducing the emissions intensity of its operations. Leveraging Gentari's expertise in clean energy solutions, the move also supports Amazon's commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
The collaboration among the parties reflects a comprehensive approach towards sustainability, technological advancement, and socio-economic progress.
Gentari will support the decarbonization of Amazon’s India transportation network by working with third party delivery service partners to further electrify their transport vehicles. Amazon has committed to deploying 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in its India delivery fleet by 2025, and the collaboration will also involve Gentari providing electric vehicles and accompanying fleet management services for Amazon’s third-party delivery service partners.
PETRONAS and AWS will explore designing and constructing a state-of-the-art plant of the future that incorporates cutting-edge technology, robotics, and automation solutions similar to those used in Amazon warehouses and facilities.
Amazon intends to evaluate PETRONAS’ low-carbon and alternative fuel solutions for potential integration in diverse areas such as mobility, stationary power applications, and carbon management.
PETRONAS will continue leveraging AWS cloud technology to enhance and expand its existing and new solutions. These include SETEL, Malaysia’s first e-wallet for purchasing fuel at PETRONAS stations, and STEAR, a cloud-based logistics solution and services platform built on AWS for the offshore industry.
And AWS will continue to upskill technical and non-technical employees at PETRONAS and strengthen their digital literacy through AWS Training & Certification programs. This is in line with AWS’ broader commitment to help develop a digitally trained workforce to power Malaysia’s digital economy.
PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Project Delivery and Technology, Datuk Bacho Pilong said, “PETRONAS believes that collaborations such as this, which builds on our long-standing relationship with Amazon and AWS and the expertise of Gentari in clean energy solutions, are vital to support Asia’s and the world’s transition towards cleaner energy.
“We invite like-minded partners to join forces in strengthening a sprawling innovation ecosystem that can address the many challenges along our journey to actualize a sustainable future together.”
Gentari CEO, Sushil Purohit added, "This collaboration between Gentari, PETRONAS, Amazon and AWS marks a pivotal moment as we strive to be at the forefront of energy transition, driving change to create a cleaner, more sustainable future. In line with our aim of becoming a valued clean energy solutions partner via our comprehensive offerings in renewable energy, hydrogen, and green mobility, Gentari is excited to support Amazon's responsible approach in decarbonizing their operations and helping them achieve their net zero aspirations.”
“Achieving a net zero future requires immediate and wide-ranging innovation across all industries, including the energy sector,” said AWS ASEAN’s Managing Director, Conor McNamara. “
PHOTO: L to R: Sushil Purohit, Chief Executive Officer, Gentari Sdn Bhd, Datuk Bacho Pilong, Senior Vice President, Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS, Uwem Ukpong, Vice President of Global Services, AWS