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ADB Fund $300 Mn T&D Expansion in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300 million dollar loan for a project to expand power transmission lines in Greater Dhaka and western zone of Bangladesh. Besides ADB's loan, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is considering 200 million dollars in co-financing to fund transmission lines, substations and an enterprise resource planning system. The assistance also comprises a 750,000 doll ...

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Damming the Mekong?

Laos has dismissed fears that its next hydropower dam on the Mekong River would devastate downstream communities after neighboring countries and rights groups raised their doubts at a regional forum in the capital last week. The tiny landlocked country announced its intentions to go ahead with the 1,460 MW Luang Prabang dam in July, making it the fifth of nine dams it has planned for the waterway to move fo ...

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Asia’s Energy Revolution

How can utilities cut blackouts during disasters? How can governments ensure reliable electricity access in even the most remote regions? And how can countries secure the future of their energy resources while tackling climate change? Energy pioneers from across the region are tackling and thinking about these challenges every day. We bring to you a roundup of case studies, ideas and experiments from utilit ...

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Fukushima to be reborn as Wind & Solar Hub worth $2.7bn

Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned. A plan is under way to develop 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants in the prefecture, on farmlands that cannot be cultivated anymore and mountainous areas from where population outflows continue. The total cost is ...

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AES Sign MOU in Vietnam for $1.7bln USD LNG Fuelled Power Plant

Vietnam and the U.S. signed memorandums of understanding on major business deals worth $2.7 billion on Friday as the two countries seek to reduce the latter's climbing trade deficit. The signing ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink. U.S.-based AES Corporation ...

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Sulzer Overhaul 55MW Indonesian Geothermal Steam Generator

Sulzer’s mobile repair equipment reduces downtime to just 45 days Geothermal sites are often located in areas that are difficult to access. In this case, a power station in Indonesia in a mountainous area 780 meters above sea level with narrow access roads needed a steam turbine overhauled. Sulzer was chosen to overhaul the 55 MW steam turbine-generator as a result of its expertise, experience and ability t ...

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KEC International Securing new T&D orders in Asia

New Delhi: KEC International Ltd, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) arm of the Mumbai-headquartered RPG Group, announced it has secured new orders worth Rs 1,806 crore across business segments. The railways business secured orders of Rs 1,303 crore for overhead electrification and associated civil works apart from construction of bridges. The transmission & distribution (T&D) wing ...

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The expansion of Tanjung Jati B power station in Indonesia is a $4.4bn project and will add two high efficiency ultra-supercritical coal-fired units, each with 1,000MW capacity. They will increase the existing power plant’s capacity by 75%, contributing to the Indonesian government’s plan to increase the country’s power generation capacity by 35,000MW. ALE was contracted for the installation of a 462t gener ...

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Ingeteam reaches 1GW in the first year of its Indian wind facility

Chennai, India, November 5, 2019. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has reached 1GW of production output within the first year of operations at its production facility in India. The company, which recently expanded this new facility, continues to implement its growth plans in the Indian wind energy sector. Ingeteam established its new cutti ...

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