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IDE Technologies show their experience for the desalination business in Asia

IDE is a world leader in both thermal & membrane desalination solutions and is the largest MED supplier in APAC. Over the past decade, IDE has deployed some of the APAC region’s largest and most advanced desalination plants. IDE's proven track record spans 400 plants, 40 countries and 4 decades. The company has installed more than 25 units in APAC only, providing a cumulative capacity of ~500,000 m3/day ...

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Scientists Push for Nuclear Power in Australia

A group of scientists and engineers has called on Australian political leaders to consider the introduction of nuclear power as an effective way of combating climate change. The call has come from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. The Academy’s concerns have been backed by a number of scientists and engineers from countries across Europe. Many of them argue that fears over po ...

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NGCP Aim to Upgrade Cebu Transmission Lines

The National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP) has proposed the upgrade of Cebu's transmission lines to meet the island-province's growing demand and to accommodate future power projects. In a regulatory filing, NGCP sought the Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the P424.4 million Cebu-Lapu-Lapu Transmission Project, which involves the installation of an additional 138 kiloVolt (kV) circuit from t ...

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Tractebel to Aid Shanghai Gas in LNG Expansion

Shanghai Gas (Group) Company, Ltd. has called on Tractebel Engineering to provide expert LNG terminal project management and consulting services for the expansion of the Shanghai Wuhaogou LNG Terminal in Pudong, China. Tractebel Engineering provides project management assistance, design review and onsite technical assistance for the construction of two new 100,000 m³ LNG tanks and related cryogenic piping, ...

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Sumitomo Electric to Supply Energy Storage System for Hokkaido

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., a Japanese maker of electric wire, cables and electric monitoring systems, will supply a large-size storage battery system to stabilize the flow of wind and solar power on the northern island of Hokkaido. The battery system will be set up at Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s Minami Hayakita substation in the town of Abira and will have 60-megawatt hours of storage capacity, Su ...

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AGL & First Solar to Build Australia’s Largest Solar Project

AGL Energy Ltd., Australia’s largest developer of renewable energy projects, said it will go ahead with a A$450 million ($408 million) solar project in New South Wales state with First Solar Inc. AGL will build the 155-megawatt project at two sites in Broken Hill and Nyngan with A$166.7 million in federal and A$64.9 million in state funds, the Sydney-based company said today in a statement. AGL doesn’t need ...

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Japanese Consortium Plan 80MW Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore engineering firm Kita-Nihon Kaiji Kogyo is leading a group of three companies planning to build the first offshore wind farm in Japan’s Aomori prefecture. The 80MW project will cost ¥30bn ($306.4m), according to local media reports. The plant will be situated about 1km off the port of Mutsu-Ogawara, near the town of Rokkasho, and will feature 32 turbines. A Kita-Nihon Kaiji Kogyo spokesperson decli ...

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GE Energy Financial Invests in Sikkim Hydro Project

GE Energy Financial Services India has invested Rs 257 crore in the Sikkim hydro-power project developed by the energy initiative of the express and logistics company Gati Limited. The investment was made through a share subscription agreement. Gati Infrastructure Private Limited, the energy initiative of Mahendra Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Gati Limited, has developed the 110 megawatt Chuzachen hydro-elect ...

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NEEPCO to Generate 1.5GW of Renewables by 2017

The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) is planning to generate 1.5GW of energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar power over the coming five years. According to the Times of India, NEEPCO head P Pankaj said that the upcoming 101MW gas-based combine cycle power project, Monarchak, will add 5MW of power to the grid from January 2014. He said, ‘As part of clean development mechanism a ...

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United Envirotech Acquires Singapore Membrane Manufacturer

Singapore's United Envirotech Ltd (UEL) is to acquire its own membrane manufacturing capability by spending S$ 293.4 million (US$ 231 million) on a 100% stake in Memstar Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Memstar Technology Ltd, also of Singapore, plus certain assets. UEL provides water treatment solutions using its proprietary advanced membrane technologies, such as membrane bioreactor (MBR) and continu ...

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