Coal seen as Thailand’s possible alternative to nuclear power: EGAT

THE NATION Coal has emerged as the next |possible main fuel for generating electricity when natural gas |runs out, since the prospects |for atomic energy have dimmed after a nuclear power plant in Japan was critically damaged in March. “If nuclear power will have to be deferred for at least three years, coal is a […]

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Thailand’s STFE Ltd and Khang Thong Group inks JV to build Vietnam refinery and power plant

Vietnam News Service reported that Thailand’s STFE Limited Company and Viet Nam’s Khang Thong Group, who have entered into a JV to build an oil refinery in Binh Dinh Province, will do the technical design for it together with another Thai company. They signed a contract for the purpose with PTTES Company recently. The JV, […]

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Asian Development Bank backs 750MW at ‘O Mon 4’ CCGT power plant project in Vietnam

The project is to construct a 750 megawatts (MW) combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant number 4 at the O Mon thermal power complex hence, the name O Mon IV – situated in O Mon district, Can Tho city, about 250 kilometers (km) south of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The project’s objective is […]

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South-East Asia Property Report names top ten luxury villa resorts in South-East Asia

South-East Asia Property Report (July 2011) named Karma Kandara, Bali (Indonesia), Six Senses Con Dao (Vietnam), W Samui Residences, Koh Samui (Thailand), Malaiwan Phuket (Thailand), The Village Coconut Island (Thailand), Banyan Tree Residences, Bintan (Indonesia), Nexus Residence Karambunai (Malaysia), Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali (Indonesia) and Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket (Thailand) as the top ten […]

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Centara to open hotel and convention center in Khon Kaen

Centara Hotels&Resorts has announced that its first property in Khon Kaen, in northeastern Thailand, will have its soft-opening at the end of 2011. Centara Hotel&Convention Centre Khon Kaen is a new development built by Khon Kaen Buri Company Limited and will be managed by Centara under a management contract signed in August 2009. A 12-story […]

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18th Asia Petrochemicals Summit gears up for another successful meet in Phuket, Thailand on 19 & 20 September

In his testimony, Richard Murray from SABIC Petrochemicals BV wrote that he obtained ‘a very good review of the main issues and growth areas in the industry”. For Tetsuji Ogura from JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, 17th APS was ‘very useful’, while Shafi AlAjmi of PIC Kuwait proclaimed it as an “excellent conference”. These […]

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Sopogy Signs MOU for Solar Project in Thailand

Deal Establishes Framework for Southeast Asian Expansion Sopogy, Inc., the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies, and MAI Development Co. Ltd., an established Thai conglomerate focusing on manufacturing, construction, real estate, energy and government services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of an six-megawatt solar power plant in […]

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Centara opens 4-star Watergate Pavillion Hotel and Spa

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced its third hotel in Bangkok, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel & Spa Bangkok, a 4-star property located at Rachaprarop and above the Watergate Pavillion shopping complex. The announcement follows the signing of a management contract on June 7, 2011 with Oversee Construction Co Ltd., the owners of the project. Centara’s […]

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Centara to open another resort in Krabi

Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi – Honeymoon Suite Pool Access Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that its second property at Ao Nang in Krabi will soft-open in September. Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is a newly-built, four-star property situated in extensive grounds and spread across five low-rise buildings. Just 100 […]

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