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$200 Billion Investment for Indonesia O&G

Indonesia plans to overhaul its energy policy to attract investment of as much as $200 billion over the next decade, as the former Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) member seeks to reverse a decline in its crude-oil production. The amendments to the energy policy, once approved by President Joko Widodo, will allow explorers various financial incentives, including tax-free import of dr ...

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Himoinsa launch new generators

HIMOINSA expands its series of generator sets with FPT engines up to 600kVA The four new generators have 17% lower specific consumption than other generators with the same power range, and a service interval that is 200 hours longer. HIMOINSA is adding four new 600kVA models that can operate in any market to its series of generator sets with FPT engines. These new units offer significant competitive advanta ...

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GE upgrades Caojing Power Station China

GE’s Power Services signed will provide Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrades for two GE 9FA gas turbines at the Caojing combined-cycle power station in China, marking the company’s first 9FA AGP upgrade in the country. The deal will help increase the output and efficiency of the 790 MW plant—the largest industrial cogeneration facility in Shanghai. In addition, GE signed a 25-year services agreement with Shangh ...

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ENGIE builds Indonesias first Geothermal Power Generation Plant

With construction expected to commence this year in the Solok Selatan region in West Sumatra province, the project will provide employment opportunities to 1,200 people and support local businesses during the 30-month construction period. Indonesia has around 40 percent of the world’s geothermal reserves, estimated at 28,000 MW, making it an important resource for the country to achieve its commitments to r ...

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China’s Push For Energy Storage

Despite another banner year for renewables growth in China, the country’s grid is still struggling to bring clean electricity to consumers. The problem is so serious in China’s north and west that turbines were forced to sit idle for much of 2016. In response, China’s policymakers are now turning to energy storage to boost the grid’s ability to accommodate wind and solar power. CARBON & CLIMATE Business ...

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Dr. Priyantha Wijayatunga, former Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) and a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, has been appointed as Director South Asia Energy Division of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Dr. Wijayatunga holds a Doctorate in Power System Economics from the Imperial College London, where he was on Beit Scientific Re ...

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Siemens successfully print turbine blades

Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The company successfully validated multiple AM printed turbine blades with a conventional blade design at full engine conditions. This means the components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250 degrees ...

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Is waste to energy Indonesias answer?

Achieving an environmentally sound, energy independent Indonesia is proving to be more difficult than thought. Some may think the problem lies in this country’s inability to develop efficient, sophisticated technology to clean our homes, streets, parks and rivers from stinky and unsanitary rubbish. Or maybe in the government’s lack of commitment to making use of the country’s huge resources for clean and ef ...

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Engie in Indonesian Geothermal Project Win

With the announcement of a financing package of up to $440 million signed earlier this week, a new large scale geothermal project is kicking off in Indonesia raising hopes that development of geothermal projects are now finally picking up speed. French ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez) through its subsidiary Storengy, sees itself as having all the drilling and underground expertise to manage such project. With cons ...

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Siemens in CCGT Plant for Thailand

Siemens to supply turnkey combined cycle power plant to Thailand: Market entry with first two H-class gas turbines in Thailand Fifth large power plant project in consortium with Marubeni in the country Total order volume about 550 million U.S. dollar Siemens, together with its Japanese consortium partner Marubeni Corporation, has received an order for the delivery of a turnkey combined cycle power plant to ...

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