Cambodia: Financing for a $412m hydropower plant to be built in Koh Kong province has been agreed. The 338 MW plant is to be built and owned by affiliates of China’s Huadian Power International Corporation by 2014.
China: Four Westinghouse AP1000 reactors are officially under construction in China after the pouring of the first concrete for Haiyang 2. The forthcoming reactor joins another AP1000 project at Haiyang as well as another two at Sanmen.
India: Essar Power Jharkhand (EPJL) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Bihar State Electricity Board for 450 MW of contracted capacity from the 1200 MW Tori I coal fired power project to be located in Latehar district. EPJL will supply power at a levellized tariff of INR2.64 per kWh ($0.06 per kWh).
India: Tata Power is to test a roof mountable 2 kWh wind micro-turbine. The wind turbine would have the capacity to power a small home for an entire day, claims Tata.
Laos: China Southern Power Grid has reached agreements with the government of Laos to build a national power grid and a hydropower project in the country.
Philippines: Aboitiz Power and its partners at Steag State Power have inked an agreement to put up a 150 MW coal unit for the latter’s power plant in Misamis Oriental. The unit will form the third unit of the 232 MW coal facility, located within the Phividec Industrial Estate.
Thailand: Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Thai National Power as owner’s engineer for TNP2, a 110 MW gas fired cogeneration project in Rayong. The plant, which will be operational in 2012, is estimated to cost THB4400m ($136m).
Thailand: Poyry has been awarded an owner’s engineering services contract by Amata B Grimm Power 3 Limited for a new gas fired combined-cycle cogeneration plant in Cholburi Province. The value of the assignment is the region of €2.2m ($2.8m).
Vietnam: Work on the $2.1bn Thai Binh Power Centre, with a coal fired capacity of 1800 MW is slated to start by December of this year. The project includes two power plants: Thai Binh 1 (2 × 300 MW) with EVN and Thai Binh 2 (2 × 600 MW) with PetroVietnam Power Corporation.