PBA Holdings Bhd (PBAHB) is a holding company that is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. The company was incorporated on 25 May 2000 and listed on 18 April 2002. PBAHB’s principal and wholly owned subsidiaries are Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd, PBA Resources Sdn Bhd and PBA Green Technology.

As a public listed group of companies, PBAHB operates in accordance to the principles of accountability – to our shareholders, our customers, as well as to the principles of good governance as required by the Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s stock exchange holding company). 

As the Penang State Government holds a majority stake in PBAHB, we are also accountable to the people of Penang in providing continuous good water supply, 24 hours a day, everyday. 

At the same time, we are accountable to Malaysia’s National Water Services Commission (SPAN), a regulatory entity that is empowered by federal laws to oversee water supply services in Malaysia. 

Our vision is to meet all of your water supply needs. We strive to be a leading organisation in water supply in Asia. We believe in holistic, accountable and sustainable water supply services. 


Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) is the licensed water supply operator that serves the State of Penang. It is a 100% owned subsidiary of PBA Holdings Bhd, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia.

Corporatised in 1999, PBAPP commemorated 20 years of public service for the benefit of Penang and its people in 2019.

PBAPP operates in accordance to the following certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management;
  • ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management;
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Safety & Health Management;
  • • MS/IEC 17025 for Competency in Water Test Management; and
  • • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management.

Looking ahead, PBAPP is already planning to implement critical water supply programmes and projects which will support Penang’s Vision 2030 aspirations of becoming a “Family-focused Green and Smart State that Inspires the Nation”.


PBA Resources Sdn Bhd (PBAR), is a management company which operates the Penang Water Services Academy. The Penang Water Services Academy (PWSA) was set up in 2007 to provide Knowledge-based and Competency-based training for the water supply industry. 

Drawing on the PBA Group’s experience and expertise, PWSA promotes and provides industry-relevant education and training programmes to build a knowledgeable and capable water supply workforce for today and tomorrow. Besides Penang, PWSA currently has joint-venture training partners in Melaka and Selangor.

Malaysian Clients

  • Malaysian water supply operators;
  • Federal and state water supply regulatory bodies and government departments; and
  • Leading vocational training centres and institutes.

International Clients

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • PERPAMSI (Indonesia)
  • Institute for Global Environmental Studies (for Yangon, Myanmar)
  • Katmandu Upatyaka Khanepani (Nepal)
  • PDAM Kota Pekalongan (Indonesia)
  • PDAM Tirta Musi Palembang (Indonesia)
  • Water Links Asia


PBAHB incorporated a new 100% owned subsidiary called “PBA Green Technology Sdn Bhd” (PBAGT) on 12.12.2018. PBAGT was set up to take on projects in the fields of hydro and solar power. The idea is to generate electricity that may be used to offset or reduce the energy costs of PBAPP. 

For the PBA Group, the main objectives for the renewable energy initiatives are to: 

  • Explore renewable technology projects at PBAPP’s water supply installations, in support of the Vision 2030 aspiration of making Penang a “family-focused smart and green state that inspires the nation.” 
  • Offset or reduce PBAPP’s energy costs by generating “green energy” that may be exported into the national grid.
  • Unlock the energy generation potential of Penang’s water supply installations, without compromising core water supply operations, safety and the environment.