Archive | January, 2007

CLIMATE CHANGE: EREC, Greenpeace launch comprehensive energy strategy to tackle climate change

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the ‘smart use’ of energy, can deliver half of the world’s energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision launched last week.   The report: ‘Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook’, produced by the European […]

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INDIA: Bechtel, Bentley work on Jamnagar oil refinery in Gujarat state

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — US engineering giant Bechtel Corporation is using software company Bentley’s ProjectWise system to work on the Jamnagar export oil refinery project in India’s Gujarat state. In both scope and complexity, the project rivals many of Bechtel’s previous exceptional accomplishments, including Hoover Dam, the Channel Tunnel, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The refinery […]

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INDIA: ONGC, Russia’s Rosneft to expand cooperation

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — Encouraged by the “positive partnership” in the Sakhalin I Project, Indian upstream company ONGC said it and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company have agreed to expand their cooperation to other projects in Russia, India and eslewhere. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by R.S. Sharma, ONGC’s chairman and […]

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INDIA: Singapore’s Swiber secures US$14.0 million charter contract

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — Singapore’s Swiber Holdings Limited said it has secured a three-year charter contract in India worth approximately US$14 million. The contract includes a two extension options of six months each which could potentially bring in another US$4.6 million for the group. The move comes as the niche service provider to the offshore […]

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JAPAN: Chiyoda wins government award for joint multiple-site energy conservation project

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — Japanese engineering giant Chiyoda Corporation said it and Fuji Oil Co Ltd and Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd have won the “Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Director-General’s Award” for their multiple-site low-grade energy recovery system at the 27th Energy Conserving Machinery Awards sponsored by the Japan Machinery Federation (JMF). The system […]

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SINGAPORE: Jurong Shipyard secures contract to build third newbuild deepwater semi-submersible drill

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — Jurong Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SembCorp Marine, has secured a repeat order to build a deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig at US$524 (S$802) million for PetroRig III Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Norway’s PetroMena AS of Norway. This is the third newbuild deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig that the owner has placed […]

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VIETNAM: Singapore’s Amanda Group, Norway’s Aker Yards to develop shipyard for specialised offshore

(EnergyAsia, January 31) — Singapore’s Amanda Group, a diversified group with extensive business in Vietnam, has signed an agreement with one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, Aker Yards ASA of Norway, to develop a shipyard in Vietnam for specialised offshore vessels. The joint venture Ð Aker Yards Vietnam Ltd Ð in which Aker Yards and […]

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