Archive | January, 2006

SINGAPORE: Keppel FELS secures repeat order for ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig from ENSCO

(EnergyAsia, January 27) — Singapore-based Keppel FELS Limited said it has secured a repeat order for an ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig from a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENSCO International Incorporated (ENSCO). The project is valued at US$338 million. The rig is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2009.   To be named ENSCO 8501, this […]

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INDIA: New Delhi plans power project in Sri Lanka

(EnergyAsia, January 27) — India’s National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) are planning a coal-fired power project in Trincomalee in Sri Lanka’s Tamil speaking eastern region, the Hindustan Times reported. The project will comprise two 250 megawatt (MW) units.             The companies plan on building on another bi-lateral venture at Trincomalee […]

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INDIA: Coal production up 5% in 2005

(EnergyAsia, January 27) — India’s coal production rose 5% to reach 355 million tonnes last year, the state Press Information Bureau reported.             Coal supplies dispatched to power companies reached 278 million tonnes, up from 270 million in 2004.             During 2005, Coal India Limited sanctioned five new projects with a capacity of 63.5 million […]

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CHINA: New energy law to drive solar market

(EnergyAsia, January 27) — Chinese energy experts expect the country’s new “Law on Renewable Resources” to open up a huge market for renewable solar energy.   The State Development and Reform Commission (SDRC) and other authorities are already working on preferential policies to ease energy supply bottlenecks and foster renewable energy, including solar power, which […]

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CHINA: Price controls on coal lifted

(EnergyAsia, January 27) — China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has lifted price controls on coal supplies to power generation firms.   NDRC cited adequate coal supplies a the reason for lifting the controls adopted last year. But it told coal firm and power generators to negotiate and determine prices in a “rational way.” […]

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