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Chennai Metro Water Remain Positive of Supply, Despite Veeranam Shortage

Chennai Metro Water is ensuring all sources are being utilised to provide adequate drinking water to the city, even as the Veeranam lake has failed to guarantee sufficient water to resume supply to the city. The Veeranam is receiving only 323 cusecs of water, which is not adequate to be pumped into the city now, Water Resources Department officials have said. Water is trickling into the Veeranam lake and it ...

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New Micro Hydro Project in India

A New Micro Hydro Project in India, in the state of Kerala, designed to help decrease power shortages in Malappuram once commissioned in 2015, Kerala Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed said. The US$5 million project, which is being developed by a joint consortium that includes Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Aryacon Constructions, will include three 1.5 MW small turbine units, a 5.5-mete ...

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Desalination Update; China is on Track to become largest producer

As the global population soars by about 74 million people a year, water shortages are becoming more severe. About 300 million people in rural China had no access to safe drinking water in 2005, according to the website of China’s Water Resources Ministry. At current rates of growth, the demand for water worldwide may exceed supplies by 40 percent by 2030, according to the World Bank-sponsored 2030 Water Res ...

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New Water Desalination Plant for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corp. (SWCC) is planning on building a New Water Desalination Plant, according to Arabian Business. The project is not expected to be complete until 2018, but is in the state utility’s budget for this year. Once it’s built the plant is said to have a capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per day of desalinated water. Water consumption in the desert country is increasi ...

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“Decisive victory” due for utilising the sea off of China’s port city of Tianjin

After more than a decade of toil, one of the biggest since the construction of the Great Wall is close to achieving a “decisive victory”. In coming months, canals and pipelines hundreds of kilometres long will bring water from the Yangzi River basin to the parched north. But growing demand is forcing officials to look for other sources. A promising one, they believe, is the sea. The Beijiang Power and Desal ...

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Mizuho to Lead a Japanese Consortium to Build Indian Solar Power Plant

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411) will lead a group of Japanese companies to build a solar plant in Gujarat as India targets an eightfold expansion in sun-powered capacity. The facility will be able to generate as much as 200 megawatts and may cost as much as 30 billion yen ($325 million), Masako Shiono, a company spokeswoman, said today by telephone. Mizuho’s corporate lending unit signed a memorandum of ...

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Kingdom of Bahrain and Japan’s Sasakura’s Futuristic Plans for Water Desalination Plants

Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hussein bin Ali Mirza, received in his office at the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA)'s premises, the Chairman of Sasakura Engineering Co. (Japan-Inc.), Mr. Toshihiko Sasakura, and his accompanying delegation. The Japanese firm specializes in water desalination projects in Japan. The Minister initiated proceedings by welcoming Mr. Toshihiko ...

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Japanese utilities set for major separation of generation and transmission divisions

The Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi, last week told power companies to embrace the government-led reforms to the industry, as utilities brace themselves for significant changes in the market restructuring. The first face-to-face meeting between an industry minister and top power industry officials since December 2010 came as the government gears up for a reform that encom ...

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Alstom take pole in Thailand with contract to deliver EGAT’s North Bangkok block 2

Alstom, in consortium with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, has been awarded an EPC contract by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to build the 850 MW North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) block 2 and supply its equipment. Alstom’s share in this contract amounts to approximately €225 million. The contract was signed today in presence of Patrick Kron, Alstom’s CEO. Located in the nor ...

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How much of an impact can KEPCO’s restructured power subsidiaries make as IPPs in Asia?

The Korea Midland Power Co. (KOMIPO), has an ambitious strategy for the next decade, seeking to emerge as a global brand for power generation by 2020. KOMIPO, is one of six power generation subsidiaries of the state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (as explained in the recent South Korea edition of PI Magazine Asia). Their oversees ventures were consolidated when they launched the first unit of a coal-fired t ...

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