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China Pushes Forward With Pakistan Hydro Project

China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir to ease energy crisis in Pakistan. Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on "Build-Own-Operate-Transfer" basis for 30 years. It will be owned by the Chinese company for 30 years, after which ownership will be turned over to the government of Pakistan. Karot Power Company Limited, a ...

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Indonesian $750 Million Project Moves Forward

Indonesia’s first ocean energy independent power producer, SBS Energi Kelautan (SBSEK), has announced it has completed final investment decision with SBS International Ltd. (SBS) to move forward with the 12 MW, Phase I of the 150-MW Nautilus marine energy project in Lombok, Indonesia. SBS is a privately-owned international marine, subsea and renewable energy project developer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Th ...

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Padaeng Expands Hydropower Investment

Padaeng Industry Public Co Ltd (PDI) plans to further expand its capacity to generate renewable energy by signing a memorandum of understanding to jointly invest in two hydropower plants in Laos with a total capacity of 114 megawatts. The investment objective is to help PDI acquire solar and hydropower plants in Asia with total capacity up to 200MW within two years. Francis Vanbellen, PDI’s managing directo ...

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Alsons Invests $72 Million in Hydro

Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc (ACR) has approved an initial investment of $19.6 million (P1 billion) in its latest $72.7 million (P3.7 billion) renewable energy business ― the 15.1-MW Siguil Hydro Power Corp (SHPC) in the Philippines. Located at the Siguil River basin in Maasim, Saranggani Province, SHPC will be owned and controlled by ACR’s power arm Alsons Renewable Energy Corp (AREC). Construction of ...

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China Ahead on Pakistan Plant Construction

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydropower projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. Construction of the 720MW Karot power station on the Jhelum river began in December and looked set to finish nine months ahead of its December 2021 completion date, a first for a Pakistan hydro-project, said Qin Guobin, chief execu ...

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Hydro Boom Continues in Laos

Laos signs on for hydro sustainability study while building boom continues Efforts to improve the environmental and social sustainability of southeast Asia's hydropower sector took a step forward this week with the signing of an agreement by the Lao People's Democratic Republic and International Finance Corporation. The partnership will launch what the IFC calls Lao PDR's "first cumulative impact assessment ...

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SNC-Lavalin Win Gunung Hydro Project Malaysia

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering and design contract by private energy company Gunung Hydropower for the 10 MW Pulau Temelong hydroelectric project in Malaysia. SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work will include full design and engineering covering tender engineering and drawings, detailed implementation schedule, capital costs estimates, cash flow and the tender design report. In addition, SNC-Lavalin wil ...

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Villagers refuse to leave Srekor Village

Villagers who have refused to leave their homes to make way for one of Southeast Asia’s largest hydropower dams have denied accusation from the government that they are seeking to start a secessionist movement in the country. The Lower Sesan II hydropower project, a joint venture between China’s Hydrolancang International, Cambodia’s Royal Group, and a state-owned Vietnamese firm, began pre-operation testin ...

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Underwater Currents Generate Energy in Japan

Experts plan to continue testing of underwater plants. In Japan, the world’s first tested the installation for the production of electricity through the undercurrents of the ocean. It is reported by the broadcaster NHK. Power plant consists of three located at a depth of 20-50 meters of a cylinder with a length of 20 meters each. Inside two of them placed the generators with blades with a diameter of 11 met ...

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Asia’s Hydro Powerhouse

VIENTIANE • Laos could become the battery of Asia, and its abundant natural resources, which include hydropower and food resources, will help it build links with the rest of the region, says Lao businessman Phanthachith Inthilath. He is the chairman of Intra Corporation Sole Co, a renewable energy company that is supporting the country's desire to become the powerhouse of Asia. "Even though Laos is a land-l ...

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