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CK Awarded Contract for B20bn Laos Hydro Plant

The SET-listed Ch. Karnchang Plc (CK), Thailand’s third-largest contractor by market value, has signed a contract with the Laotian government to develop the 20-billion-baht Nam Bak hydroelectric power plant. Construction costs are estimated at 17 billion baht, said chief executive Plew Trivisvavet in a statement. ‘‘We are working full-speed on finalising the power purchase agreement and construction contrac ...

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Saudi – Jeddah Water Storage Plan to Launch in 2014

The strategic water storage project in Jeddah will be launched in the second quarter of 2014, said the National Water Company (NWC). The project is the first of its kind in the city to solve the problem of the increasing demand for water. NWC aims to find radical solutions to the challenges facing the water sector and the environmental treatment in general. Louay Al-Musalam, CEO of the company, said during ...

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Honda Test Track will Host 10 MW Solar Project

When Honda starts testing cars at its new test track in Sakura, Japan, its test models will zoom by where it's building a new 10 megawatt solar farm. The company plans to sell the electricity from the project starting in 2015. The project is likely the largest solar project for a carmaker to date. While other car companies, including Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen have solar installations in the U.S. o ...

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CTC Global Partners NARI Group in Groundbreaking Transmission Venture

Creating a high-tech power grid isn’t just about information and communications technology, data-crunching software and other such digital technologies. Sometimes the innovations can be hidden inside the power lines themselves. CTC Global is hoping that its new partnership with one of China’s biggest grid players will help push its own transmission technology into what’s set to become the world’s biggest po ...

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NTPC to Import 4 Million Tonnes More Coal in 2013/14

State utility NTPC will seek another 4 million tonnes of thermal coal shipments in this financial year, following its current tender to import 5 million tonnes of the dry fuel to bridge an expected shortfall in local supplies. NTPC, India's top power producer with an installed capacity of 41,184 megawatts, has an annual import need of 16 million tonnes of coal in the year to March 2014, up 65 percent from a ...

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Trina Solar Wins Contract for One of Worlds Biggest Solar Projects

In another sign of the resurgent Chinese solar industry, Trina Solar said today it will supply 1.1 million photovoltaic panels for a 250-megawatt (MW) power plant to be built in the Nevada desert. It will not only be one of the world’s largest photovoltaic power stations, but also the biggest in the US to use Chinese-made solar panels. While Chinese companies have grabbed a significant chunk of the US resid ...

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Siemens Wins Contract for 66.7MW of Polish Wind Farms

Siemens is to build two wind farms in northern Poland totalling 66.7MW for Polish Energy Partners. Both facilities, one with 18 turbines and one with 11, will feature the German manufacturer’s 2.3MW 108 machines and deliveries will kick off in May 2014. Siemens expects to be able to commission and hand over the plants by late summer 2014. It has also agreed a five-year maintenance deal for the sites. Siemen ...

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India Plans to Spend 6 Billion Euros on Wind & Solar Transmission

India plans to spend 6 billion euros ($7.9 billion) to build an electricity grid to evacuate power from wind and solar plants that have more than doubled in capacity in the last five years. The grid will be built across seven states over the next five to six years, Ratan P. Watal, secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said in New Delhi. The project will receive 250 million euros “soon” from ...

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SMC, K-Water announce joint venture for 246-MW Angat hydropower project

The Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and the Filipino conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) have announced a joint venture for the development and operation of the 246-MW Angat hydropower project, according to documents filed with the Philippine Stock Exchange. SMC -- one of southeast Asia's largest food, beverage and packaging companies -- has expanded into energy and infrastructure markets ...

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Coal-fired Power Deal with Malaysia: Soon

The Power Division is going to place the project summery of 1320MW joint venture coal-fired power plant to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in this week to sign a deal with Malaysia for setting up the project on equal share basis at Moheshkhali Island in Cox’s Bazar, an official source said. Bangladesh and Malaysia reached a mutual understanding on May to set up the coal-fired power plant during a recent visit ...

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