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SK E&C are the lead EPC for KOWEPCO project

SK E&C and KOWEPCO signed a concession agreement for the Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project with the Laotian government constructing 410MW hydroelectric power plant as build-operate-transfer (BOT) form in the Mekong River area in Laos. The project groundbreaking in May 2013 and total construction cost will be KRW 750 billion. SK E&C and Korea Western Power Corporation (KOWEPCO) signed a concessio ...

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Pakistan Partner with China to Rescue Delayed Neelum Jhelum Project

Pakistan hopes that the new Chinese leadership will help clear a $448 million loan pledged for the strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower project located in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). A loan for the 969 MW project had previously been put on the backburner due to a controversy regarding the award of a multibillion rupee project to a Chinese firm. In August 2012, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakista ...

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Bhutan to Export Hydropower Globally

Hydropower hot spot Bhutan takes a plan to reach hydropower operatives from global arena for better utilization of its untapped potential of over 25,000MW. "With known high potential in hydropower, Bhutan is a place of interest for many big players from the whole globe. It was clearly visible during all our recent business road shows in many countries. It is a good opportunity for Bhutan to utilize foreign ...

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Laos to Press Ahead with Controversial Xayaburi Dam

Laos will start building a dam on the Mekong River this week, a step that neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for Laos by generating hydropower to sell to Thailand. The $3-billion-plus project would be the first major dam on the lower part of the Mekong, a massive waterway that provides food and jobs to millions of pe ...

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Local Government Announce Plans 3 Hydro Projects IN Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government is implementing three mega power projects to harness 2,220 MW of hydro-electricity which will cost an estimated Rs 17,290 crores in the first phase. Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd will be initially be involved in development of 2,220 MW of hydro-electricity from three power projects: Pakuldul, Kiru and Kawar in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). This was revealed at a high level ...

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Alstom Delivers Most Powerful Unit in the World to the Xiangjiaba plant

Alstom has successfully delivered the first generating unit at the Xiangjiaba hydropower plant in China. The 800MW Francis turbine and 889MVA generator unit passed a reliability trial run of 72 hours and recently began commercial operation. Each generating unit has a maximum output equivalent to a small nuclear power plant and is claimed to be the most powerful ever built. When completed the station, which ...

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Jiangxi Province Reveals Renewables Focused 12th Five Year Energy Plan

The government of China’s Jiangxi Province has just released the 12th Five-Year New Energy Development Plan spanning 2011 to 2015. It reveals that the province plans to focus on the development of non-fossil energy sources including hydraulic, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. Jiangxi province is home to rich resources 6.85 GW of hydropower reserves, accounting for approx 1% of China's total, including 5 ...

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Xayaburi project is on target

The Xayaburi hydropower project is on schedule to begin supplying electricity in 2019, as the Laotian government has given no written notice of its cancellation or postponement, said Norkun Sitthiphong, permanent secretary of the Thai Energy Ministry. The Xayaburi hydropower project is on schedule to begin supplying electricity in 2019, as the Laotian government has given no written notice of its cancellati ...

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Ocean Power Technologies to Research Wave Technologies in Japan

Hydrokinetic power developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has received a US$900,000 contract from Japan's Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to further develop its buoy generation system for application in Japanese sea conditions. OPT says the contract will allow it to continue analysing methods of maximizing its PowerBuoy units through modelling and wave tank testing. Enhancements developed in conjunctio ...

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South Korean Firms to Build $1 Billion Hydropower Plant in Laos

South Korean builder SK Engineering and Construction and state-run Korean Western Power have won a $1.0 billion deal to build and operate a hydropower plant in Laos, an official said on Tuesday.Under the deal with the Laotian government, SK Construction will build three dams and a hydropower plant at the Mekong River in the southern plateau of Bolaven by 2018, an SK Construction spokesman said. The Xe-Namno ...

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