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TATA Power aiming to navigate the international market

With no “tangible business opportunities” in India, Tata Power is actively pursuing overseas avenues especially in Africa, Middle East, Turkey and South East Asia. Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana in an interview emphasised that international opportunities seem to be moving faster than domestic activities. His comments come at a time when the domestic power sector is grappling with multiple woes, i ...

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EVN hydro plants see profit surge

According to the third-quarter financial statement of Thac Ba Hydropower Joint Stock Company, the plant made a profit after tax of VND97.7 billion (US$4.66 million) in the first nine months of 2012, representing an increase of more than four times the figure recorded over the same period in 2011. In the third quarter alone, the company's profit after tax reached VND59.06 billion ($2.82 million), seven times ...

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BHEL commissions hydro renovation in Tajikistan

Strengthening its overseas footprint, state-run BHEL today said a renovated hydro power plant project with enhanced generation capacity has been commissioned in Tajikistan. The power equipment major is also implementing hydro projects in Rwanda, Afghanistan, Vietnam, DR Congo and Bhutan. BHEL has completed the renovation, modernisation & uprating of the 2x4.75 MW Varjob hydro power plant at Barki Tojik ...

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Statkraft to operate two new hydro projects in Laos

Laotian utility Theun Hinboun Power Company (THPC) has commissioned two new hydro projects that will double its renewable production to 3 TWh annually, it was revealed. The US$650 million project, which included an expansion of the 220-MW Theun-Hinboun complex and the construction of the new 60-MW Nam Gnouang hydro plant, will be operated and maintained by Norway's Statkraft. "The expansion project in Laos ...

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Mitsubishi win Ras Abu Fontas desalination project in Qatar

Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation has said that a consortium with Toyo Thai Corporation Public Company (TTCL) Limited has won a contract to build the Ras Abu Fontas seawater desalination plant in Qatar. The desalinated water produced by the plant will be supplied to Qatar utility Kahramaa and the plant will be operated by Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC). Mitsubishi Corporation said in a statement ...

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Xylem announces expansion plans for the Middle East region

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, has announced that it will expand its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a new office in Saudi Arabia in the coming months, as well as up to three additional offices in other key regional markets later this year. The company already has a presence in the UAE and Lebanon. ...

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Masdar launch pilot project for renewable energy desalination in UAE

United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy company Masdar has launched a pilot program to test and develop energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources. The pilot program includes three test sites in the UAE and will operate for three and a half years. By pairing energy efficient desalination technologies with renewable energy, the program aims to s ...

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Desalination is to play a big role in Mauritius

Water Resources Group has expended its licence relationship with Mandala Water to include The Republic of Mauritius, where growth in water desalination is poised to explode. Mauritius, an island of about 1.3 million people in the South West Indian Ocean, had in April legislated that all hotels and major hospitality centres be equipped with water desalination plants. This is part of a major water management ...

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AP agree to complete canal work early for Chennai Metrowater

Sharing Tamil Nadu’s concern over the poor realisation of water through the 152-km-long Kandaleru-Poondi Canal, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday agreed to take immediate steps for early completion of repair work on the canal. A decision to this effect was taken at the 42 meeting of the inter-State Liaison Committee at Fort St. George on Saturday. Chief Secretaries of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Sheela Balakris ...

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Goldwind appoints new president

The board of directors of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. has announced that for the further development of the Company, Mr. Wang Haibo, an executive director and vice president of the Company, has been appointed as the President of the Company with effect from 9 January 2013. In light of such appointment, the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, ...

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