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Alstom wins $57 Million China Hydro contact

Alstom was awarded a contract worth €57 million1 by The Hainan Pumped Storage Power Generation Co. Ltd. to equip Hainan Province’s first pumped storage power station. Alstom will provide three 200 MW units - pump turbine, motor generator with other key equipment - to the 600 MW new plant. The first unit is due to enter commercial operation on Dec, 2017. Invested by China Southern Power Grid (CSG), Hainan Qi ...

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KEPCO test AMSC’s Cable

Devens-based AMSC said Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) is testing a cable that uses AMSC's trademarked wire at a smart grid demonstration site on Jeju Island, a province of South Korea. The high-temperature superconductor cable uses AMSC's Amperium HTS wire. According to AMSC, such cables are "power dense and have zero resistance, making them an ideal solution to moving large amounts of power underground ...

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Thai Solar Energy starts stock trading

Thai Solar Energy Pcl, or TSE, started stock trading on the SET's MAI (Market for Alternative Investment) on Oct 30th, confident following a positive investors' response backed by the company's business potential. With significant demand at the subscription price of 3.90 Bath/share, the shares closed on the first trading day at 7.55 Bath/share. Executives emphasized strengthening Thai Solar Energy, aiming f ...

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ABB control system for China

An ABB Symphony® Plus distributed control system is providing a total plant automation solution for Phase II of an ultra-supercritical thermal power plant in Guangxi, on China`s far southern coast. The China Light and Power (CLP) Company`s Guangxi Fangchenggang power plant is the largest power project built with external investment in Guangxi Province. Phase I was completed at a greenfield coastal site in F ...

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Japanese town to restart Nuclear plant

A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000 km (600 miles) southwest of Tokyo and has long relied on the Sendai plant for government ...

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LAOS to quadruple Hydro capacity

- Laos plans to quadruple its hydropower generation capacity from current levels by the end of the decade and step up electricity exports to its neighbouring countries, its vice minister of energy and mines said on Tuesday. Laos is among Asia's poorest countries but has big ambitions to become the "Battery of Southeast Asia" by exporting power generated from its ample water resources. The country shares bor ...

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AVEVA’s E3D for Tianchen

Leading Chinese chemical engineering firm migrates to AVEVA’s most advanced 3D design software Shanghai, China – 28 October 2014: AVEVA today announced that Tianchen, one of China’s largest engineering contractors serving the chemical processing industry, has selected AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) as its 3D design solution. The decision was based on the solution’s advanced graphics, impressive collaboratio ...

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Thai firm wins $350m Myanmar deal

Thai firm signs $350m 220MW Myanmar generating station deal Thailand’s Green Earth Power Company has signed an agreement with the government to move forward on its plans to spend US$350mbuilding a 220-megawatt solar-power generating station near Minbu in Magwe Region, it was reported. According to Green Earth managing director, U Aung Thiha, the facility will sit on 850 acres that are not suitable for agric ...

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ABB win UAE project

ABB has won an order worth around $55 million from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) in United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build a substation that will integrate power from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation will enhance transmission capacity, boost power supplies and strengthen the reliability of the grid. The 100MW Phase II of the solar pow ...

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Why foreign business struggle in China

Overseas wind turbine makers have seen their market share on the mainland shrink and two Sino-foreign joint ventures have either ended in divorce or struggled to flourish in the world's largest wind power market. Industry executives said their troubles were partly due to aggressive capacity expansion by local firms that focused on short-term volume and market share gains at the expense of long-term, sustain ...

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