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Grid failure for Delta down to corrosion on Indonesian transformer

Corrison in a near-new high-voltage power transformer bought by Delta from Indonesia has been linked to a failure that caused a power surge across Dunedin. Delta chief executive Grady Cameron confirmed corrosion had been found inside one of two new high-voltage transformers - each costing $500,000 - installed at the city's ''crucial'' Halfway Bush substation in December. Both transformers were bought from I ...

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Bangladesh power sector looks to light up with major Japanese funding

The power sector awaits a big boost, as Japan is likely to provide about US$ 3.7 billion in the form of a soft loan for setting up a 1200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Cox's Bazar, officials said. If approved, it will be the biggest ever financial support from Japan for a single project. "We discussed the issue with a Japanese team in Dhaka last week. They assured us of providing the financial sup ...

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Fuel Cell Cars On Sale by 2015

Development of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is shifting into high gear, with manufacturers targeting sales to consumers in 2015. Major automakers in Japan, the United States and Europe are actively forming business alliances to reduce development costs. Installation of hydrogen fueling stations will also go into full swing starting this fiscal year. The potential proliferation of FCEVs will likely hi ...

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Tepco To Install Autocatalytic Recombiners At Kashiwazaki Kariwa

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is to begin the installation of passive autocatalytic recombiners (PARs) in reactor buildings at two of the seven units at its Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant. The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) said Tepco would install the PARs at units 1 and 7, and that work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2013. Tepco plans to install 50 PARs at Unit 1 and 5 ...

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Preservation and Development: EGAT & MWA’s Water Pact

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have entered an official agreement to help preserve and develop the country’s water resources. MWA Governor Chareon Passara and EGAT Governor Sutat Patmasiriwat, on Wednesday, singed an MOU on water resources preservation and development, designed to enable both to exchange knowledge and information while ...

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Microvi and MWH Global Bring Water Technologies to Australia and Asia Pacific

A treatment technology company, Microvi Biotechnologies, is partnering with a wet infrastructure firm, MWH Global, to bring its revolutionary water technologies to Australia and the Asia Pacific, according to a press release. Building on a number of commercial projects already operating in Australia, Microvi and MWH are working on projects that deal with the treatment of wastewater removing organic carbon a ...

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Ballard Launches New Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Hydrogen fuel cells have been growing in popularity over the past several years, but it was not until very recently that these renewable energy systems have managed to attain enough support to be considered commercially viable. Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been laboring to bring these energy systems to mass markets around the world. The company is one of the few in ...

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PUB Calls Tender for Groundwater Extraction

National water agency PUB is looking into the possibility of groundwater extraction to enhance the long-term sustainability of Singapore's water resources. PUB is calling a tender for hydrogeology consultancy services to study the possibility and potential of tapping naturally occurring aquifers and other underground water sources in an area known as Jurong Formation, which includes Jurong, Clementi, Bukit ...

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MHI Completes Final Turbine Shipment to Sanmen and Haiyang

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has completed the final shipment of turbine rotors for the first AP1000 nuclear power plants under construction in China. The Japanese engineering company held a ceremony at its Takasago Machinery Works to mark the completion of the order for turbine rotors for the four reactors under construction at Sanmen and Haiyang. The company secured the order jointly with China's Har ...

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Corrosion found in New Indonesian Transformer

Corrison in a near-new high-voltage power transformer bought by Delta from Indonesia has been linked to a failure that caused a power surge across Dunedin. Delta chief executive Grady Cameron confirmed corrosion had been found inside one of two new high-voltage transformers - each costing $500,000 - installed at the city's ''crucial'' Halfway Bush substation in December. Both transformers were bought from I ...

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