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Rosatom fancies PLN partnership!

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation says that it is interested in developing a nuclear power plant (PLTN) project in Indonesia in the future. “We have met with officials from BATAN [National Nuclear Energy Agency] for this partnership,” Russian Federation senior trade expert representative Sergey Kukushkin said in Jakarta on Thursday as quoted by kontan.co.id. He said that places like Batam, Ba ...

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South Asia hydro politics

IT IS a thrill trekking beside the upper Marsyangdi river in northern Nepal. On view are spectacular waterfalls and cliffs, snowy Himalayan peaks, exotic birds and butterflies. But just where tourists and villagers delight in nature, hydropower engineers and economists have long been frustrated; in such torrents they see an opportunity that for too long has been allowed to drain away. Himalayan rivers, fed ...

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Asia leading market for chemical treatment

As the $26 billion water and wastewater treatment chemicals market shifts to Asia, international companies are re-positioning to maintain share and offset some of the advantages created for local Asian companies. These developments are reported in McIlvaine Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals: World Market. The 2015 revenues will increase to $26.4 billion of which more than 50 percent will be generated ...

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Envision sign NZ MOU

In the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, Envision Energy International signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with Infratil and Sensing City to build Smart Infrastructure projects in New Zealand and Asia. This document is one of the key bilateral agreements signed during Xi’s first state visit to the country, chartering the course for the future deve ...

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India & Nepal sign $1 Billion Hydro deal

Nepal and India signed a deal on Tuesday (Nov 25) to build a US$1-billion hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the impoverished Himalayan nation. The deal allows India's state-owned company Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam to construct a 900-megawatt hydropower project on Nepal's Arun river, with electricity expected to be generated from 2021. The two energy-hungry countries both suffer ...

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100 Chinese towns to benefit from $300 Million

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $300 million facility agreement with Sound Global to improve rural wastewater management using innovative technologies across the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Using the new technology, the project aims to treat 240,000 tons of wastewater per day in 100 townships by 2017. The enormous volume of wastewater generated by the PRC’s rural areas – home to a half o ...

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Suzlon surpass 1100MW at Kutch farm

Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer, today surpassed yet another milestone by expanding the capacity of Asia’s largest wind farm at Kutch, Gujarat to 1100 MW. With this expansion, Suzlon now generates 1800 MW in Gujarat thus accounting for 20% of Suzlon’s total pan-India capacity of over 8250 MW. Commemorating this landmark occasion, the company unveiled S97 120m– World’s talle ...

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ADB sign $300 Million Wastewater loan PRC

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $300m facility agreement with Sound Global to improve rural wastewater management in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in a bid to help improve the quality of life of rural communities. Waste water The loan will be used to develop innovative technologies to help treat 240,000 tons of wastewater per day in 100 Chinese townships by 2017. ADB said the huge amount o ...

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ExxonMobil: Energy efficiency in lubrication

ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, was present at the launch of an independent study by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Industrial Lubrication.” The study’s findings, against the background of techno-strategic data emanating from the study and industry validated performance data in real-life case studies, established ...

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Vietnam to push Nuclear

On its agenda are strategic partnership between Russia and Viet Nam in nuclear power, future prospects of nuclear power in Southeast Asia, the importance of nuclear power for Viet Nam's socio-economic development, requirements for bidders, localisation ability in nuclear power, personnel training, and ensuring public acceptance of atomic energy. "The need for diversifying power sources is very high in Viet ...

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