Archive | January, 2006

UAE: Foster Wheeler selected to manage EPC phase of Gasco’s Habshan gas complex expansion

(EnergyAsia, January 27) — Engineering firm Foster Wheeler Ltd said one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) to provide management services for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of its Habshan gas complex expansion project at Habshan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. GASCO, a subsidiary of Abu […]

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MYANMAR: Hong Kong’s COSL awarded well service contracts worth RMB40 billion

(EnergyAsia, January 26) — Hong Kong-listed China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL, 2883HK) said it has secured three new oilfield service contracts for pre-drilling, drilling fluid and cementing operations in M (Onshore) block with CNOOC Myanmar Limited (CML). These pre-drilling and drilling fluid contracts are the first overseas projects of the kind under well services segment […]

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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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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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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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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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