Mott Macdonald’s role in world’s largest thin-film solar farm Global consultancy firm Mott MacDonald has strengthened its role in the Thai power business, having succeeded in securing financing from the Asian Development Bank, Kasikornbank, Bangkok Bank and Siam Commercial Bank for a solar farm in Lopburi. The 73MW solar farm will feature the use of over 540,000 high-grade, thin-film solar panels mounted on fixed frames. Natural Energy Development Co Ltd (a joint venture between CLP Holdings, Diamond Generating Asia and Electricity Generating Public Company) will own the plant…. Read more »
Construction begins at Amazon Falls, Pattaya Thailand‘s newest waterpark, Amazon Falls, has begun construction. WhiteWater West will be playing a large part in the park as they have announced they will be the lead designers for this project. Amazon Falls is located in Pattaya, Thailand (a huge tourist spot) and is scheduled to open in December of this year. This waterpark will be one of the largest in Asia, featuring over twenty unique rides and attractions.
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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 »