Archive | March, 2007

TAIWAN: LED and solid state lighting industry suppliers to meet in Hsinchu on April 17-19

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Blue spectrum Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that produce bright white light are proving to be the most energy efficient form of illumination and are likely to replace all forms of conventional lighting fixtures.   The 5th Annual Advanced LED and Solid State Lighting Suppliers Conference, BLUE 2007, will take place on […]

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CHINA: Canadian Solar wins contract to supply BIPV solar glass roof system

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Solar module manufacturer Canadian Solar Inc (CSI) has won a contract to supply a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar glass roof system to China’s Luoyang Polysilicon Company.   The three-story building, located in Luoyang in Henan province, will house the Research Department of Luoyang Polysilicon and the China National Silicon Materials […]

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INDIA: Solar EnerTech signs sales and distribution MOU with Khandelwar Solar

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — US-listed Solar EnerTech Corp said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Khandelwal Solar Power Limited of Noida, India.   The Khandelwal Group, a leading player in the semiconductor industry in India, collaborates with Siemens AG of Germany to manufacture electrical components such as silicon-controlled rectifiers, triacs, power transistors […]

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INDONESIA: ExxonMobil signs new production sharing contract for Makassar Straits

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Exxon Mobil Corporation said its subsidiary, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Indonesia (Mandar) Limited, has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with the Indonesian government for the Mandar block located in the Makassar Straits off the coast of West Sulawesi.   The contract will enable exploration activities on the block to begin, […]

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QATAR: Qatar Gas, Keppel Offshore & Marine to jointly develop shipyard facility

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd (NAKILAT) has signed an agreement with Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary, KS Investments Ltd., to jointly develop a US$450-million shipyard facility in Qatar’s Port of Ras Laffan.   The agreement signifies a landmark partnership between the world’s leading transporter of […]

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INDIA: Mittal, Essar in race for Nigerian refinery stake

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Nigeria’s government has short-listed five Asian firms to take up a majority stake in one of its refineries.             The government is seeking to privatise the 210,000 b/d Port Harcourt Refining Company Ltd (PHRC). Bidders include Mittal and Essar from India, Indonesia’s Indorama, China’s Linkglobal International and a Swiss group led […]

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MYANMAR: Singapore-listed real estate company invests in biodiesel

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Yoma Strategic Holdings, a Myanmar-based real estate firm, said it has diversified into the biodiesel business.   The company recently paid S$5.87 million for a 53% stake in Plantation Resources Pte Ltd (PRPL), which manages a 100,000-acre plantation in Myanmar. (US$1=S$1.53).   Yoma plans to cultivate the oil-bearing jatropha crop as […]

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SINGAPORE: ASL Marine secures major shipbuilding contracts worth S$164 million

(EnergyAsia, March 30) — Singapore’s ASL Marine Holdings Ltd, an integrated marine company offering services in shipbuilding, ship repair and ship chartering, said it has secured major shipbuilding contracts worth S$164 million. (US$1=S$1.52).   ASL Marine, which owns shipyards in Singapore, Batam (Indonesia) and Guangdong (China), has been contracted to build seven vessels for use […]

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