SEMBCORP Utilities UK and UK Power Reserve has announced the integration of both businesses, with headquarters continuing out of Teesside.

Bosses say the move is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to position itself for the global energy transition, grow its merchant energy capabilities, and build an integrated energy business in the UK.

Nomi Ahmad, head of Sembcorp Energy UK, said: “The unification represents the next step in our plan to give Sembcorp a firm foothold in the flexible distributed energy business, which is a new growth niche.

“In line with the integrated business, Sembcorp Energy UK will be rolling out its merchant and retail strategy with three new key appointments.”

Neil McGregor, group president of Sembcorp Industries, said: “As the sector moves towards decarbonisation and the shared goal of achieving net zero, we are confident that Sembcorp can play an integral part in meeting the nation’s energy needs.

“We are passionate about supporting our industrial customer base in the North East and the overall Energy markets. We are also committed to adapting our business by building our presence through incremental investment in UK capabilities and sustainable energy solutions.”

In addition, Sembcorp Energy UK has announced three senior level appointments with Cathy McClay joining from National Grid to become Head of Strategy, Günther Puffer joining from Origami Energy to become Head of Merchant and Tim Foster from ElectroRoute to become Head of Origination.