ENGIE & SBS Transit announce plans to drive sustainability in public transit

SINGAPORE, 29 February 2024 SBS Transit, Singapore’s leading public transport operator, announces ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services, as its sustainability partner. Together, the two companies will work to reduce the environmental impact of SBS Transit’s fleet of over 3,500 buses and nearly 80 MRT and LRT stations.

Through this partnership, ENGIE will collaborate with SBS Transit to reduce their emissions and energy consumption, improving SBS Transit’s energy efficiency, and overall driving higher industrial standards for environmental sustainability across their bus and railway systems.

This will be done through greening SBS Transit’s energy mix with on-site renewables, implementing energy efficiency projects, and leveraging digital solutions to reduce overall resource consumption. Key among the range of solutions to be implemented by ENGIE will be its highly integrated Smart Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Platform.

With this centralised digital platform, SBS Transit will soon embrace a paradigm shift in its transport operations. ENGIE’s Smart O&M platform will enable remote, real-time monitoring of assets and infrastructure, reducing system downtime and disruptions, improving maintenance, automating anomaly detection in equipment performance, and optimising energy performance tracking and notification and report workflows.

“ENGIE is honoured to be SBS Transit’s chosen sustainability partner. Together we will accelerate the transition towards more resilient, efficient, and environmentally friendly public transport services for Singapore. With our shared vision for sustainable development and passion for digital transformation, ENGIE looks forward to a fruitful partnership that will enhance SBS Transit’s decarbonisation journey”, said Mr Thomas Baudlot, CEO, ENGIE South East Asia.

The announcement of ENGIE as SBS Transit’s sustainability partner follows the transport operator’s recent win for the Bukit Merah Bus Package tender, which grants a five-year extension on SBS Transit’s operation of seven bus interchanges that cover 17 of the 220 bus services it manages across Singapore.

SBS Transit Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jeffrey Sim, added, “SBS Transit is proud of our partnership with ENGIE to advance our commitment to sustainability. As Singapore’s leading public transport operator, we are committed to creating long-term shared value for all our stakeholders through sustainable growth. We have been working with ENGIE to incorporate sustainability measures with impact into our operations and today’s announcement reaffirms our steadfast commitment to reducing our impact on the environment.”

SBS Transit and ENGIE’s sustainability partnership was sealed in a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony at the end of 2023, marking a significant step forward for SBS Transit in its decarbonisation journey. This move also aligned SBS Transit with Singapore’s National Agenda on Sustainable Development under the Green Plan 2030 – contributing towards the country’s goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

SOURCE: ENGIE

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