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COWI Opens Tapei Office

Danish consultancy COWI has opened an office in Tapei to meet growing demand for its services in the Taiwan offshore wind market. The new base adds to offices already in Asia in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore, the company said. COWI is also increasing staff in its Boston and Hamburg offices as part of plans to double wind business over the next three years. COWI senior market director for offshore wind Jan ...

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Toshiba Advances VPP Capabilities With Ai & IoT

Virtual is a word we’ve come to hear more frequently in recent years. There’s virtual reality, which simulates interactive environments, and there are virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, unregulated digital money. Now virtual is reaching into the world of energy, and we are seeing the development of virtual power plants, VPP as they are known. And they are attracting a lot of attention. So, just what is a VPP ...

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JinkoSolar Supplies 100MW for Large Scale Vietnam Project

JinkoSolar has supplied 100MW of its high efficiency PV modules for the Srepok 1 and Quang Minh Solar Power Plant Complex, which stands as one of Vietnam's largest solar power projects up to today. Located in Buon Don district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, the PV installation began commercial operations in January 2019 after beginning construction back in October 2018. A total of US$95 milli ...

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China Revamps Hydrogen Strategy

Already mentioned in the “Made in China 2020” Government plan, hydrogen is part of China’s strategy to become less dependent on other nations for energy. The first focus, however, was on electrification; although there have been some obstacles along the way, one can safely say that China has been pretty successful in promoting electric vehicles. Government Work Report Someone in the Plan Bureau must have ha ...

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Johor Water Treatment Plant Closes Due to Ammonia

JOHOR BAHRU: A water treatment plant at Simpang Renggam, near Ayer Hitam in Johor was shut down on Tuesday (Apr 23) due to high ammonia content readings, exceeding the level permitted by the Health Ministry. Johor International Trade, Investments and Utilities Committee Chairman Jimmy Puah said water disruption has affected 15,000 water account holders in Simpang Renggam and 8,000 in Pontian as a ...

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Eaton’s EV Technology for China

SHANGHAI, China … Power management company Eaton today announced it will introduce technologies from its eMobility business in China to help automakers meet increased demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the market. The announcement was made at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. More than 60 percent of the world’s EVs are sold in China, and sales in the region are expected to increa ...

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GE Out of Two French Offshore Projects

GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for which Siemens Gamesa will supply the turbines. Currently, the t ...

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OCBC Will Not Fund Coal in Vietnam

OCBC Bank, South-east Asia's second-largest lender, said two Vietnamese coal-fired power plants will be the last it finances as it increases funding for renewable projects. "We won't do any new coal-fired power generation plants in any countries, except for the power projects that we are already in, or we have committed to," chief executive Samuel Tsien said in an interview at its Singapore headquarters on ...

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Poyry Win Contract for Bo Thong Wind Farm

Bo Thong Wind Farm, the latest renewable energy assignment owned by B. Grimm Power Public Company Limited, one of Thailand's fastest growing independent power producers, have awarded  Pöyry the owner's engineering services assignment for this 16MW wind farm project located in Mukdahan province, Thailand.  Pöyry's assignment includes EPC bid evaluation and negotiations, energy yield assessments, pr ...

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Vietnam Desperate for More Energy

With a rapidly growing economy, Vietnam is facing an increase in energy demand which is forecasted to grow 10 percent annually. The Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017 released by the Vietnamese government in collaboration with the Danish Energy Agency states that electricity demand is expected to grow eight percent annually until 2035. Vietnam’s economy is forecast to grow at a rate of between 6.5 and 7.5 p ...

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