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NTPC’s 200MW North Karanpura plant heading for revival

The end of deadlock between National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Coal India Limited (CIL) over proposed mega power plant in North Karanpura has led to the hope of fast revival of the project. The power project was caught in a controversy between two public sector undertakings (PSUs) soon after its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999. Coal India Limited ...

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Malaysia private sector to imitate Saudi Arabia

Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa, said the private sector in Malaysia could emulate the Shuaibah Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) in southern Jeddah, which has proven a success. He said, the IWPP, which is a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad joint-venture project with private entity in southern Jeddah, Saudi A ...

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Reliance gets approval on the Chhatrasal mine for Sasan

The Chhatrasal coal mine allotted to Reliance Power's 4,000 MW Sasan thermal power project in Madhya Pradesh has received forest clearance. "Chhatrasal coal block, one of the three captive coal blocks allotted to Sasan Power Ltd in 2006, has received forest clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest," said a source. When contacted, Reliance Power spokesperson confirmed that the forest clearance h ...

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Reliance want to get back on track with Krishnapatnam

The Reliance Power arm, which is building one of India's largest power stations, wants to revive the 4,000-megawatt (mw) project at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by moving the country's electricity regulator for an increase in tariff, people aware of the matter said. The imported coal-fired project has been in limbo for over a year and Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra - which have sig ...

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Coal India looking for JV partner in 1,600MW Thermal power project development

Coal India has resumed hunt for a joint venture partner for its maiden 1,600 mw thermal power project it plans to set up in Odisha through a special purpose vehicle, Mahanadi Basin Power Ltd (MBPL). Under the revised plan, it would offer a lesser 51% stake from the earlier 74% in the SPV to the partner who would be selected through a tariff-based international competitive bidding process to be initiated soo ...

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GVK get approval for Rattle Hydro Project in India

India's proposed 850-MW Rattle hydropower project has been awarded environmental approval by the Apex Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment in Dehli, HydroWorld.com has learned. The Rattle hydroelectric plant, to be constructed under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) arrangement in India's mountainous Jammu and Kashmir state, will be constructed by GVK Power Infrastructure Limited. The proj ...

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Vietnamese MOIT reject 117 project proposals since 2009

Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) Minister Vu Huy Hoang last week told the National Assembly's Q&A session that the MoIT and local authorities since late 2009 had rejected 117 substandard hydropower projects "All projects having heavy impacts on the environment and people's life will be removed. The inspection of many other projects, which are either operational or under construction and planning, w ...

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Chinese hydro projects to resume, according to the NDRC

Hydropower projects shelved in response to environmental concerns and community relocation issues last year have resumed in recent months in western China. But the bulk of the nation's planned hydroelectric dam projects are still on hold due to nagging cost gaps between hydro and traditional thermal power plants. Hydroelectric dams are expensive to build, and the industry says hydropower tariffs are too low ...

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High Tajik officials discussed plans to develop hydro-power

Prime Minister Akil Akilov November 28 chaired a working meeting of relevant ministers and agency directors to discuss issues related to design and construction of small and mid-sized hydro-power stations, News.tj reported November 28, quoting a source in Akilov’s secretariat. Akilov gave the conferees specific instructions to accelerate work on hydro-power stations presently under construction, as well as ...

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China National Bluestar Group pushing membrane tehcnology

China made remarkable progress in seawater desalination in recent years through the use of membrane technology, said Xu Nanping of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The new technology stands out from traditional methods, such as extraction and evaporation due to its lower energy consumption and higher purification rate, Xu said. "And it has become an effective way to deal with the water shortage in China, ...

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