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Malaysian Power business gearing up for a big year

The Malaysian power sector is bracing for another exciting year in 2013, buoyed by higher energy demand from growing industries and businesses. A steady gross domestic product (GDP) growth expected in 2013 will mean more electricity to power up factories, offices, shops and houses, analysts said. The demand for power in Malaysia has been growing hand in hand with the GDP for the past decades, they noted. En ...

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Bidding well underway for 500MW expansion of EGCO’s Quezon power plant

Electricity Generating Public Company Ltd. of Thailand is expected to award the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the 500-megawatt expansion of a coal-fired power plant in Quezon province in the second half of 2013. A report by the Energy Department said the award of the contract was expected in July 2013, while the design and construction would start by January 2014. The report also sa ...

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Reliance Power’s Butibori plant has two units synchronized

Private sector power generation company in India and a part of the Reliance Group Reliance Power Ltd. said it had synchronized the second of the two 300 MW units of its Butibori Thermal Power Project near Nagpur in Maharashtra and simultaneously achieved the coal firing of the unit. Power generated from the plant will be distributed to industrial and distribution utilities and will help reduce the demand-su ...

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MHI receives another exciting order from Gulf JP in Thailand

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. has received a full-turnkey order from Gulf JP UT Company, Ltd., or GUT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf JP Company Limited, for the construction of a 1,600MW gas turbine combined cycle power generation plant consisting of two blocks of a 800MW power generation unit, in Thailand. MHI has also concluded a long-term parts agreement (LTPA) for the plant. The large-scale powe ...

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Hydrotek has big plans for small hydro in Laos

Hydrotek Plc (HYDRO), the MAI-listed water company, wants to launch small hydropower plants worth 500 million to 1 billion baht in Laos in the near future. Chief executive Slib Soongswang said the company will join Universal Adsorbents & Chemicals, the MAI-listed alternative energy and water management company, to explore possibilities in the neighbouring country. "After being involved in the water busi ...

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China the world leader in hydro

China Electricity Council (CEC) president Liu Zhenya announced that the country’s installed capacities for wind and hydro power had grown to be the world’s largest. The country is rapidly increasing its construction of hydro power projects. The country is already home to the Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP), the world’s largest hydro power complex project, which includes approximately one million square kilom ...

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300 MW Lakhwad Hydro plant to go ahead in Uttarakhand

The Indian government has approved the construction of the 300-MW Lakhwad hydroelectric plant in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The US$724.3 million plant will be developed by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVNl), which is a joint venture between the state and India's central government. Uttarakhand officials say the state will contribute about a third of Lakhwad's costs, with the federal government pay ...

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KOMIPO, K-WATER and WAPADA sign deals for Korea and Pakistan cooperation on hydro

To harness water resources for electricity generation, two memoranda of understanding (MOU) have been signed by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and Korean firms. The agreement involves developing two hydropower projects in a public private partnership with a cumulative power generation capacity of 1,161 MW. The agreement emerged from President ...

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EVN’s Son La hydro plant flows in ahead of schedule

Son La, the largest hydropower plant in Southeast Asia, went on stream on December 23, three years ahead of schedule. Ground was broken for the plant in Muong La town in the northern province of Son La in late 2005, and it was expected to be completed only in 2015. It is on the Da River, the main tributary of the Red River. The spillway is situated on the right bank and contains eight spillway gates and 12 ...

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Resettlement in progress for Chennai Metrowater’s conduit pipeline

The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board has set the ball rolling for the resettlement of over 1,500 families who reside on Chennai Metrowater’s conduit pipeline. With the State government recently approving two projects at Athipattu near Ambattur to construct 1,472 tenements at a total cost of Rs.118 crore, residents can expect to move to the stilt + 4 apartments by mid-2014. Apart from the economically weaker ...

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