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NTPC to invest nearly Rs 12,000 crore for project in Chhattisgarh

NTPC will invest nearly Rs 12,000 crore for setting up 1,600 MW first stage of the Lara thermal project in Chhattisgarh. NTPC's announcement today comes a day after the company increased its generation capacity to 39,674 MW. The board of directors of NTPC, during a recent meeting, approved an investment of Rs 11,846 crore for the first stage (1,600 MW) of the Lara Super Thermal Power Project in Chhattisgarh ...

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33 Indian power stations have just 3 days of coal stock

Nearly 46,400 MW of indigenous coal-based power plants are running with just up to three days of fuel stock. This may lead to a risk of complete shut down of power stations and blackout if there is a disruption of coal supply even for a day. According to the Central Electricity Authority, as on November 7 almost 35 power plants are at super critical stage. An electricity generating station is considered sup ...

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Laos to Press Ahead with Controversial Xayaburi Dam

Laos will start building a dam on the Mekong River this week, a step that neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for Laos by generating hydropower to sell to Thailand. The $3-billion-plus project would be the first major dam on the lower part of the Mekong, a massive waterway that provides food and jobs to millions of pe ...

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Local Government Announce Plans 3 Hydro Projects IN Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government is implementing three mega power projects to harness 2,220 MW of hydro-electricity which will cost an estimated Rs 17,290 crores in the first phase. Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd will be initially be involved in development of 2,220 MW of hydro-electricity from three power projects: Pakuldul, Kiru and Kawar in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). This was revealed at a high level ...

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Alstom Delivers Most Powerful Unit in the World to the Xiangjiaba plant

Alstom has successfully delivered the first generating unit at the Xiangjiaba hydropower plant in China. The 800MW Francis turbine and 889MVA generator unit passed a reliability trial run of 72 hours and recently began commercial operation. Each generating unit has a maximum output equivalent to a small nuclear power plant and is claimed to be the most powerful ever built. When completed the station, which ...

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Construction of Desalination Plant Started in Chinese City

Construction on a desalination plant began yesterday for south China's city of Sansha, as part of a larger project that will also include a rainwater purification system. The project, which will be capable of processing 1,000 cubic meters of seawater daily, will supply residents on Yongxing Island, where the municipal government is seated, said a spokesman from the local economic planning body. The desalina ...

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Sumitomo of Japan Wins Order to Build Desalination Plant in Oman

Sumitomo of Japan has won an order from the state-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. to build a desalination plant in Oman with Malakoff Corp. Berhad of Malaysia and Cadagua SA of Spain. The plant, scheduled to start operations in September 2014, will supply water for daily use equivalent to the amount consumed by about 800,000 people, the Japanese trading company said in a statement today. The proj ...

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Chennai Desalination Plant Scheduled for Commission in November

VA Tech Wabag will commission the Rs 1,033-crore seawater desalination plant it is building for Chennai Metrowater by the month end, according to an authorised source. The 100-million-litre-a-day project nearing completion on the East Coast Road about 35 km to the South of Chennai weathered the impact of Cyclone Nilam earlier this week. The facility is unscathed except for some water logging and debris that ...

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New Desalination Technology to Significantly Lower Costs

KSB (Germany) are planning to launch their new compact unit for reverse osmosis with seawater desalination in early 2013.Called the SALINO Pressure Center, the unit will consist of an axial piston pump and an axial piston motor, arranged on a common shaft. Driven by the diaphragm return flow, the axial piston motor transfers its power directly to the pump shaft. These means three functions will be fulfilled ...

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Biothane Awarded Wastewater Treatment Plant Contract in Indonesia

Biothane (Netherlands), specialists in anaerobic technologies and a part of Veolia, have announced they have been awarded a contract in Indonesia to provide a food & beverage (F&B) manufacturer with a wastewater treatment plant. The solution offered is the Biothane UASB (Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket). The Biothane UASB is a solution aimed at treating highly concentrated effluents, which can be a ...

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