THAILAND – MEGA-PROJECTS Thailand – Economic Cabinet assigns agencies to track progress of mega-projects Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva presided over the eighth meeting of the Economic Cabinet Committee. The summary of the meeting is as follows:
Enfinity selects Thailand for 40MW solar farm Belgium-based renewable energy company, Enfinity, has chosen Thailand as the first location in Asia under its US$300 million investment program planned for the region this year. The location of the 40MW solar farm, which will cost the company US$82 million, is yet to be confirmed. “We are investing in Thailand as the first country in Asia. So far, we have focused on doing business in Europe and the Americas,” said Martin Parodi, head of investment of Enfinity Asia Pacific. “We have… Read more »
THAILAND – ROAD CONSTRUCTION Phuket ‘bypass’ construction stalled Budget problems are holding up work to complete a road linking the bypass road to a section of Ekwahnit Road near the back entrance to Surakul Stadium.
LAOS – ENERGY Laos Electricity Corporation and Viet-Laos Power Joint Stock Company establish new company Laos Electricity Corporation and Viet-Laos Power Joint Stock Company have inked a deal to establish a new company called Xekamam 1 Electricity Company Limited. The agreement is designed to accelerate the Xekaman 1 hydroelectric power project and important investment cooperation between the two countries. The 322 MW Xekaman 1 project is being built at a cost of $441m on the Xekaman River in Laos’ Attopu Province, and is due to go into… Read more »
CHINA – ENERGY MHI receives gas turbine order for Chinese CHP plant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited (MHI) has received a major components order for a natural gas fired gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation systems, which will be installed in a cogeneration facility to be built by Huaneng Power International, Incorporated, one of the major electricity providers in China. The order was placed through Dongfang Turbine Company Limited, a major Chinese power generation equipment manufacturer to which MHI has licensed its gas turbine technology. MHI will provide… Read more »
China Wind-Energy China to build its largest offshore wind farm According to the China News Service, China Guangdong Nuclear Group plans to construct a 1.25 GW offshore wind farm in the costal waters off Guangdong Province, representing the country’s largest such offshore facility. The Lufeng offshore wind farm will require an estimated investment of 20bn yuan ($2.9bn) and cover 240 km2, off the cost from Shanwei City. The wind energy industry in China has seen rapid growth in recent years, with 26 GW currently installed.
INDIA – ENERGY Tiana eyes up Mitsubishi for JV in India Tiana Group of India is reported to be keen to partner with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation in the sectors of power generation, infrastructure development and oil and gas in India. According to Tiana, the Indian government has given approval in principle for the company’s plans to build 90 power projects across the county. The projects will comprise hydro, thermal, solar, wind and nuclear power, and will utilize Mitsubishi’s expertise in setting up, operating and maintaining these power plants…. Read more »
Marubeni awarded EPC contract in Vietnam The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has awarded Marubeni Corporation a contract to build the 600 MW Nghi Son 1 coal fired thermal power plant, representing the Japanese trading company’s largest independent power deal in Vietnam.
Vietnam‘s gravy train derailed Exposing a growing rift in Vietnam’s one-party regime, the communist-controlled National Assembly has rejected the government’s US$56 billion plan to develop a high speed north-south railway.
Pöyry awarded owner’s engineering services contract for new gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration power plant in Thailand Pöyry has been awarded an owner’s engineering services contract for a new gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration plant in Thailand by Amata B.Grimm Power 3 Limited. The value of the assignment is about EUR 2.2 million. The client is currently developing a gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration power plant having an output of 130 MW, to sell electricity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) under the Small Power Producer scheme, and electricity… Read more »