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Hydro Tasmania to increase cooperation with China Shenhua Group for wind projects

Hydro Tasmania is considering developing Australian renewable energy projects outside the nation’s island state as the company looks at expanding a partnership with a unit of China’s Shenhua Group Corp. The Tasmanian state-owned energy company is assessing new wind farms and projects to supply power to remote areas that aren’t connected to the main electricity grid, Chief Executive Officer Roy Adair said ye ...

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Conergy strengthens Thai solar efforts with a further 31.5 MW signed with investor Siam Solar Energy

Conergy continues to strengthen its leading position in Thailand in 2013, heading into the new year with a major 31.5 megawatt order. It is already the second large-scale project for the Bangkok-based client and investor Siam Solar Energy 1 Co., Ltd. (SSE), a subsidiary of Thai Solar Energy Company Limited (TSE). In autumn 2012, Conergy started constructing two power plants for SSE with a total installed ca ...

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Mizuho to Lead a Japanese Consortium to Build Indian Solar Power Plant

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411) will lead a group of Japanese companies to build a solar plant in Gujarat as India targets an eightfold expansion in sun-powered capacity. The facility will be able to generate as much as 200 megawatts and may cost as much as 30 billion yen ($325 million), Masako Shiono, a company spokeswoman, said today by telephone. Mizuho’s corporate lending unit signed a memorandum of ...

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China Ming Yang to Increase Wind Turbine Generator Prices

Wind turbine maker China Ming Yang Wind Power Group said Friday the market prices for 1.5-MW and 2-MW Chinese-built wind turbine generators would rise to CNY 4,000 (USD 642/EUR 471) per kW in 2013. The company's statement came as a confirmation of predictions about the price increase made earlier by chairman and chief executive Chuanwei Zhang. The company said also that it planned to ship 2.5 GW of wind tur ...

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BHEL receives a Maharatna status to boost operations in the power market

The government today said it has granted Maharatna status to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL). With Maharatna status, the two public sector enterprises would have more operational freedom for carrying out activities in the country as well as overseas. Maharatna scheme is aimed at giving enhanced powers to the boards of identified large-sized Navratna Central Public S ...

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Acceleration for Indian coal blocks as Singareni Collieries look to tie up with state owned power and mineral companies

Singareni Collieries are responsible for the bulk of coal production from the resource rich Godavri Valley and subsequent supply to a vast number of power plants in India, but they have had major struggles with strikes, environmental clearance and financing. This difficult situation could be about to change as they are now looking at tying up with state-run power and mineral companies to take up mining proj ...

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Kingdom of Bahrain and Japan’s Sasakura’s Futuristic Plans for Water Desalination Plants

Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hussein bin Ali Mirza, received in his office at the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA)'s premises, the Chairman of Sasakura Engineering Co. (Japan-Inc.), Mr. Toshihiko Sasakura, and his accompanying delegation. The Japanese firm specializes in water desalination projects in Japan. The Minister initiated proceedings by welcoming Mr. Toshihiko ...

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Laos sign land lease for Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydro project

Laos has signed a 32-year land lease with investors to develop the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project in the south of the country to supply electricity to Thailand. Laos Deputy Natural Resources and the Environment Minister Akhom Tounalom signed the agreement with the chief executive officer of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Co, Young-Ju Choi, in Vientiane on Friday. Construction of the project in Attapeu ...

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Bangladesh and India to co-operate on hydro power projects

Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed in principle to set up hydro-power plants in India’s north-eastern states under joint-venture initiatives as the Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company that was organzined for the installation of a 1,320MW coal-fired plant at Bagerhat in Bangladesh. Both Bangladesh and India could share the hydro-electricity that would be produced, officials said. The steering committee on ...

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