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Voith awarded Lam Ta Khong Project

Voith has been awarded a new contract to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for a pumped storage power plant in Thailand. The order for the extension of the Lam Ta Khong hydropower plant includes the supply of two motor-generators, two 255 MW vertical pump turbines, the automation systems as well as the electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant systems. The contract has been awarded by the Ele ...

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India turns to nuclear

India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad. Energy-starved India relies on coal to produce two thirds of its electricity, but power blackouts are common and demand is rising quickly as the economy and middle class expand. On Wednesday (Sep 24), the Supreme Co ...

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Transmission line could save billions of $$$

Building a transmission line to carry electricity from Lao hydropower plants to Singapore can save as much as US$26 billion over 10 years for the four countries involved, according to a new study. During a press conference fo r the 32nd Asean Energy Ministers Meeting on Tuesday, Dr Yanfei Li of the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA) said the savings estimate was based on current and ...

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Trilliant & EVN HCMC sign contract

Trilliant has signed a contract with EVN HCMC, a subsidiary of EVN, the largest power company in Vietnam, for a smart grid project. The announcement was made following the contract signing ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, which was attended by Mr.Tran Khiem Tuan, Deputy General Director of EVN HCMC, Chief of Staff Clark Jennings and Regional Manager Mark Dunn from the U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA), and ...

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CNPEC Choose Alstom for transmission project

China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPEC) has awarded a contract to Alstom to boost power transmission for 8.6km-long gas-insulated line project. Under the €12m contract, Alstom will be responsible for replacing the overhead lines with gas-insulated lines, a more reliable and environmentally-friendly solution, at the CNPEC's Yangjiang nuclear power station. Located in Yangjiang City, in western Guangdong Prov ...

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GE Wind for Polish farm

GE has announced it will provide PGE Energia Natury PEW with 16 of its 2.5-100 wind turbines to power the 40 MW Karwice wind farm, located 15 km from Darlowo, Poland. "The 16 turbines that we will be providing for the Karwice project will add to our current Poland installed base of 155 units and increase the total output power capabilities of our wind turbines in Poland to 372 MW," notes Cliff Harris, gener ...

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60% of Global Solar demand in Asia

The total solar photovoltaic demand from the five leading Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets - China, Japan, India, Australia and Thailand - is forecast to reach 17.2 GW during the second half of this year (2H'14), almost 60% of global solar PV demand, according to a new report from NPD Solarbuzz. While the APAC region as a whole has seen solar growth, 95% of the demand this year is coming from the top five countr ...

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Myanmar plans 32 hydro projects

The government has already signed joint venture agreements with foreign companies to build four hydropower projects and memoranda of understanding for another 19, the ministry said, adding that nine other projects were on the table. Asia World Company has been given permission to build four hydropower projects with China Power Investment. These are the Ayeyawady Myitsone, Chee Phwe, Laiza and Kunlon dams, w ...

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Ansaldo wins €170 million Contract

Ansaldo Energia has been awarded an important contract worth about €170 million to supply an open cycle power plant in Algeria. Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l'Electricité (SPE Spa), a Sonelgaz group company, assigned the contract to Ansaldo Energia in an international tender for which the sector’s leading players put in bids. Ansaldo Energia will supply the “Ain Djasser III” open cycle power plant wi ...

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KEPCO & Powerstream sign MOU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today between PowerStream and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea's only electric utility, has set the framework for the two companies to work together on a project which will be of mutual benefit. The MOU, signed by Mr. Brian Bentz, PowerStream President and CEO and Dr. Cho, Hwan-Eik, KEPCO President and CEO, in an official ceremony at PowerS ...

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