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Dam building in Sarawak

ISEAS academic Tham Siew Yean notes that it is a win-win situation for Sarawak and China to co-develop dams and produce hydropower for domestic use and export. However, more can be done to safeguard environmental sustainability standards, especially if China means to change its image as a sustainability laggard. The Bakun Dam in 2009. (Wikimedia) China’s involvement in hydropower development is driven by pu ...

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China is using AI and 3D printing to build a 590-foot-tall dam without the need for human workers

Chinese scientists say they're 3D printing a 590-foot-tall dam by 2024 using AI and robots. The project will use an AI system with unmanned trucks, bulldozers, rollers, and other equipment. The researchers say their method eliminates human error and safety concerns for workers. China is poised to build a hydropower dam in two years using artificial intelligence, construction robots, and zero human labor, sc ...

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China’s Kstar to manufacture 1 GW of solar inverters in Vietnam

Chinese power conversion expert Shenzhen Kstar Science And Technology Co Ltd (SHE:002518) is building a gigawatt-scale solar inverter production facility at a new USD-22-million (EUR 20.8m) manufacturing base in Northern Vietnam. The base will be constructed in two phases on a 47,715-sq-m (513,600 sq ft) area in the port city of Haiphong. The Kstar Vietnam Project Phase I includes the addition of production ...

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mtu gensets from Rolls-Royce approved for sustainable HVO fuel

  Approval of mtu Series 1600 and Series 4000 gensets for EN15940 fuels, including HVO Up to 90% well-to-wheel CO2 savings possible through operation with HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) Full performance without engine or system modifications   Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards meeting its net zero goals, set out last year, with the approval of its mtu Series 4000 and Series 1600 d ...

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Asia Pacific Companies Team Up on Offshore Wind Project in Japan

Vena Energy Holdings Ltd (Vena Energy), Shikoku Electric Power (Yonden), and Toho Gas have announced the establishment of a consortium for the development of an offshore wind project in Aomori South, Japan. The site was identified by the Japanese Government as a “promising” area for the development of offshore wind projects under the Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marin ...

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ABB unlocks sustainable energy upgrades for data centers

ABB says its new microgrid solutions will allow data centers to be ready for the green revolution and use their own energy sources with a reduced carbon footprint. The company says its solutions are paving the way for data centers to have self-generation options and enable grid services while ensuring the mission-critical of power availability is fulfilled. Using a modular approach, ABB says its microgrid s ...

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