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EGAT worry about loosing competitiveness to Malaysia and see clean coal as the answer

Thailand might lose competitiveness to Malaysia in terms of the cost of electricity if it fails to increase the proportion of coal-fired power plants, according to an official with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. Tatree Riewcharoen, director of Egat's corporate communications division, said Malaysia had four power plants using clean coal technology. They are the Manjung plant with 2,100-me ...

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Vestas and MHI announce exciting JV for the offshore wind business

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Vestas) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI)  have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) dedicated to offshore wind energy, sealing a deal that has been in the making for over a year, as the companies try to carve out a niche product line in the fast-growing offshore market. The JV will combine Vestas' and MHI's current capabilities within offshore wind turbines. Vestas will tra ...

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Areva upbeat about the Indian Solar Thermal market after huge cost reductions

Areva (SA) have revealed that the cost of building a solar-thermal power plant in India has fallen by about a third since 2010 thanks to local manufacturing. The French company is building a 21-billion-rupee ($336 million), 100-megawatt plant for Reliance Power Ltd. (RPWR) awarded in a December 2010 auction. “Today, when I look at future projects, there is a 30 to 35 percent” reduction in how much it would ...

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Panpisco Group to develop a new 150 MW coal plant in the Philippines

ASIA Pacific Energy Resources Ventures Inc., (Apervi), a Cebu-based coal trading and mining equipment distribution company, is investing P14 billion to build a 150-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Apervi president Ceasar Lao-as announced that its subsidiary North Negros Energy Power Corp. (NNEPC) is developing a coal-fired power plant in the 10-hectare reclamation site ...

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Malaysia to launch a $100 million investment fund to stimulate smart grid and renewable energy growth

Malaysia is accelerating efforts on modernizing to a smart grid and investing in renewable energy businesses as key ways to move up the ranks to a developed economy. Malaysia's goal is to cut carbon emissions 40% by 2020 (from 2005 levels) and increase renewable energy capacity to 4 gigawatts by 2030. "Investing in green energy is the #1 priority for countries looking to move up the world's financial ranks, ...

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1,000 International Equipment Suppliers gather at EP Shanghai 2013; The Perfect Business Platform for the Electric Power Industry

Jointly organized by China Electricity Council and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, the largest electric power fair in China EP Shanghai 2013 (The International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology) and EPA 2013 (The International Exhibition on Electric Power Automation Equipment and Technology) will gather 1,000 world-class international suppliers and new brands to showcase the latest equip ...

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Desalination; Dubai’s Potable Supplier

Desalination plants making seawater potable, supply 98.8 percent of Dubai’s water, with the remaining 1.2 percent coming from groundwater sources, the Arabian Water and Power Forum have been told this week. Dubai is the commercial, banking and tourist hub of the United Arab Emirates, the second-biggest Arab world economy after Saudi Arabia. The arid, water-scarce U.A.E. contains about 6 percent of Earth’s p ...

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Risen Interest in the Use of Graphene in Desalination Systems

Over the last few years, interest has risen in the use of graphene in desalination systems. Its conductive properties have led to interest as an electrode material in capacitive deionization systems and its ability to be made in sheets that are only one atom thick is of interest to membrane scientists. Scientists at China’s Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics have now announced that graphyne, ...

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Desalination Contracts won by Pentair

Pentair LTD. earlier this month were awarded projects to supply equipment and technology to convert sea water to fresh water in desalination facilities in India and Saudi Arabia, as well as Morocco and Oman. Such projects will help deliver more than 500 million liters of clean water daily and meet the growing need for clean water in water-scarce regions. Pentair’s products and technologies including their X ...

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Air Filtration for the Gas Turbine with Vokes Air

  The growth in gas turbines is seeing a phenomenal growth throughout Asia where gas availability permits. From industrial and aeroderivative applications through to large combined cycle baseload and peaking plants, the fuel is taking an increasing share of the regions energy mix, and rightly so. The superior efficiencies, reduced emissions and operational flexibility are desirable factors for end user ...

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