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NTPC’s transloading of coal suffers a setback

The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT)'s efforts to get shippers to transload dry bulk cargo from mother vessels at the anchorage in Sandheads suffered a major setback on Thursday after a ship, loaded with nearly 74,000 tonnes of imported thermal coal for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)'s power plants at Farakka and Kahalgaon, decided to sail to the private port of Dhamra in Odhisa's northeastern coast ...

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GDF Suez going after Indonesia

The world’s largest private utility company, GDF Suez, has opened two new offices in Indonesia to expand its growing local business. GDF Suez Energy Asia CEO Willem van Twembeke said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the new offices – GDF Suez Energy Indonesia and GDF Suez Exploration and Production International — were opened to better tap Indonesia’s rich natural resources. “We consider Indonesia an extremely ...

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RELIANCE POWER’S SASAN EXPANSION CUT SHORT

Reliance Power's Sasan ultra mega project expansion plans face hurdles as Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has sought additional information from the company stating the proposal in the current form is pre-mature. Sasan Power Ltd, which is implementing Rs 9,805 crore- 6x660 MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP), had approached the ministry seeking clearance for the expansion of the project by 3X6 ...

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Ocean Power Technologies to Research Wave Technologies in Japan

Hydrokinetic power developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has received a US$900,000 contract from Japan's Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to further develop its buoy generation system for application in Japanese sea conditions. OPT says the contract will allow it to continue analysing methods of maximizing its PowerBuoy units through modelling and wave tank testing. Enhancements developed in conjunctio ...

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South Korean Firms to Build $1 Billion Hydropower Plant in Laos

South Korean builder SK Engineering and Construction and state-run Korean Western Power have won a $1.0 billion deal to build and operate a hydropower plant in Laos, an official said on Tuesday.Under the deal with the Laotian government, SK Construction will build three dams and a hydropower plant at the Mekong River in the southern plateau of Bolaven by 2018, an SK Construction spokesman said. The Xe-Namno ...

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National University of Singapore to Develop Desalination Technology with Global Partners

Desalination technology developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has drawn interest from large desalination plant operators in the Middle East and China.The university on Wednesday signed an agreement with local tech start-up Medad Technologies to further develop and commercialise the technology. This took place on the side-lines of the Asia Future Energy Forum at Marina Bay Sands. The forum ...

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Memsys and Concord Enviro Sign Agreement for MD use in Sugar Industry

Memsys of Singapore and Germany has signed an exclusive global agreement with Concord Enviro of India for use of its membrane distillation (MD) system to treat molasses wastewater from the sugar industry. The patented thermal vacuum-driven multi-effect MD system (V MEMD) is able to treat different feed waters and can use waste heat from industry to provide a high quality distillate. Over several months, Con ...

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China Awards Wind Farm Infrastructure Development Order to Veer Energy

Veer Energy & Infrastructure Ltd. said it had received 30 MW windfarm infrastructure development contract from China-based Foshan Crown Import & Export Co. Ltd. The company said it would develop 3 MW windfarm with Chinese Wind Turbine Generator. The scope of contracts includes civil foundation, electrical work, commissioning and erection of WTG. The order is to be completed in two years in phase man ...

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Privatization of Power Sector Proves Successful for Dehli

The privatization of the power sector in Delhi has been very successful, resulting in savings of around Rs 30,000 crore by the city Government in the last ten years.The report by SBI Cap Securities on the power sector came amid an outcry over a hike in power tariffs in the city by nearly 50% in the last one year. The report, which examined the health of power sector in a number of States, complimented the D ...

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Haryana to Launch “Feeder Franchise” Scheme to Cut Power Losses

Haryana Power Distribution utilities have decided to launch scheme by handing over power distribution feeders to franchises to cut down distribution losses which are now in the range of 30 to 35%. Utilities Chairman and Managing Director Devender Singh told reporters here today that power distribution feeders which are high on losses or up to 50% would be handed over to franchises. Singh said the scheme wou ...

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