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OpenHydro & PT Air in MoU

Irish outfit OpenHydro and Indonesian company PT Air have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to drive forward the development of tidal energy in the south-east Asian country. The MoU was signed at the Indonesia Infrastructure Week conference and exhibition 2016 on 8 November. OpenHydro is part of the DCNS group. A 2MW OpenHydro open-centre turbine was deployed at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre ...

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Broadening Asia’s Energy Access

The emergence of new ideas, technological advancements, and innovative market-driven financing solutions has lent confidence to the idea that universal access to energy services is attainable. This is particularly good news in the Asia and the Pacific region, where, despite making significant contributions to global growth and poverty reduction since 2000, nearly half a billion citizens still have no access ...

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India & Pakistan Disagree on Hydro Plans

Disagreements over how to share the waters of the Indus and other rivers have dogged relations between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals since independence in 1947 India will accelerate its building of new hydro-power plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack o ...

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Myanmar looks to Hydro

Electricity-starved Myanmar is looking to overhaul its long-term power strategy, aiming to hike the planned share of hydropower in its energy mix at the cost of polluting coal as it tries to attract foreign investment. The new democratically-elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi has made job creation one of its top priorities in what is Asia's sixth-poorest country. However, with half of its people without ...

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Renewable energy Asia

Renewable energy is often seen to provide relief to climate change. However, renewable energy is at the same time vulnerable to climate change. As the region is set to meet its renewable energy targets in the coming years, it is important therefore to ensure that the development of renewable infrastructure is infused with climate change adaptation thinking. Renewable energy is set to grow in Southeast Asia ...

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Is the ‘Red River’ dead in the water?

VRN said in a statement released on May 11 that the project proposed by Xuan Thien Co Ltd would leave huge negative consequences. With a capacity of just 228 MW, it would contribute less than 1% to the nation’s electricity output. What is more, it is not included in a master zoning plan for socioeconomic development in the Red River Delta until 2020, so if the mega project gets the go-ahead, it would negati ...

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GE Renewable Energy in Hydro retrofit wins Vietnam & China

GE Renewable Energy has signed two retrofit contracts for the modernisation of hydropower projects totalling 3,700MW in Vietnam and China. The $9m service contracts with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and Yalong River Hydro Development Company will require GE to provide parts for 400MW Tri An hydropower plant in Vietnam and China's 3,300MW Ertan hydropower plant. Under the contract with EVN, GE will replace c ...

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Voith wins BC Hydro Contract

Voith Hydro Canada Awarded Site C Turbine and Generator Contract Heidenheim/Brossard: Voith Hydro Canada has received a 470 million Canadian Dollar (CAD) turbine and generator contract from energy supplier and future plant operator BC Hydro. The contract is for the design, supply, and installation of six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators and associated equipment, and covers work to be co ...

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Vietnams Mekong Dam Warning

Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream. The 2 1/2-year study by Danish water expert DHI was submitted recently by Vietnam to the Mekong River Commission, a body comprising Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos that was set up to mediate the conflicting wa ...

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Andritz in EGAT order

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has ordered electromechanical equipment from Andritz Hydro to rehabilitate the 720-MW Srinagarind hydroelectric facility on the Khwae Yai River in Si Sawat District of Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. The cost for the work is not immediately available, but according to a March 16 press release from Andritz Hydro, the rehabilitation process is scheduled to beg ...

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