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Hydro growing in Bhutan

Developing Asia is the “single largest contributor to global growth,” according to a new report, and the Kingdom of Bhutan is the fastest growing economy of them all, built on the backbone of a large hydropower sector. But rather than measuring development by gross domestic product (GDP), Bhutan prefers to assess its “gross national happiness.” According to the report, published this month by the Manila-bas ...

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Tidal project with Atlantis in Indonesia

Atlantis Resources has signed a preferred supplier agreement for its up to 150MW tidal project in Indonesia co-developed with SBS. The Edinburgh outfit will also supply engineering services and equipment for the scheme in Lombok. Front end engineering and design (FEED) and environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a 12MW first phase is expected to kick off by the end of the year. The project will be support ...

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Will Hydro threaten Peace in Myanmar?

Myanmar faces a critical moment for investment decision-making. The Barack Obama administration's move to lift sanctions on the Southeast Asian country has opened up new opportunities. But the moves that are made today will send political and economic ripples into the future, and the international community must act responsibly. China wants to finance a 3,600-megawatt hydropower dam called Myitsone -- one o ...

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Hydro Investments in Davao Region Grow

Investments in Davao Region reached P7.684 billion as of third quarter of 2016, records from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 showed. The third quarter investments in 2016 already surpassed by 38.7 percent the entire 2015 record of P4.708 billion. DTI 11 reported that of these investments, Davao City bagged 33 percent, Davao del Sur 29 percent, Davao del Norte 27 percent, Compostella Valley 7 p ...

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Virtuaal Infra Power in Hydro Win

New Delhi: Virtuaal Infra Power Pvt Ltd on Wednesday announced that it has entered in to an understanding with Singapore-based Infra Co Asia Development Pte Ltd to raise 5 million (Rs 34 crore approx) for funding two hydro power projects in Arunachal Pradesh. "The two compulsory convertible debenture (CCD) facilities of up to $1.8 million and $3.2 million will support Virtuaal in the development of two run- ...

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Making hydro work in Asia

Cross-border water projects do exist and can be successful in South Asia, despite the region's political and economic differences. We take a closer look at the latest research offering from Chatham House which outlines how to make cross-border collaboration work. South Asia is one of the least integrated regions of the world when it comes to sharing water. According to Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow a ...

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Schottel deploys Hydro in Indonesia

German tidal energy company Schottel Hydro has installed a SIT 250 turbine at Bintuni Bay in Indonesia. Schottel has partnered with Green Forest Product & Tech, PT Bintuni Utama Murni Wood Industries, OceanPixel, Aquatera and the Energy Research Institute at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University on the project. The turbine is suspended below a floating barge and supplies power to a wood chip fact ...

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OpenHydro & PT Air in MoU

Irish outfit OpenHydro and Indonesian company PT Air have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to drive forward the development of tidal energy in the south-east Asian country. The MoU was signed at the Indonesia Infrastructure Week conference and exhibition 2016 on 8 November. OpenHydro is part of the DCNS group. A 2MW OpenHydro open-centre turbine was deployed at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre ...

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Broadening Asia’s Energy Access

The emergence of new ideas, technological advancements, and innovative market-driven financing solutions has lent confidence to the idea that universal access to energy services is attainable. This is particularly good news in the Asia and the Pacific region, where, despite making significant contributions to global growth and poverty reduction since 2000, nearly half a billion citizens still have no access ...

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India & Pakistan Disagree on Hydro Plans

Disagreements over how to share the waters of the Indus and other rivers have dogged relations between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals since independence in 1947 India will accelerate its building of new hydro-power plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack o ...

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