Archive | June, 2007

NUCLEAR: GE-Hitachi alliance submits reactor design to UK regulators for assessment

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it has submitted its ESBWR reactor design to government regulators in London to initiate the generic design assessment (GDA) process as the UK considers whether to build a new fleet of reactors to help meet its energy and emissions-reduction requirements. GEH is seeking “design acceptance […]

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MARKETS: Investment in clean technology sharply up on global warming concerns, high energy prices an

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — Investments in the clean technology sector soared last year as venture capitalists increased spending by 78% to $2.9 billion, according to a study by the Cleantech Network™ , a Cleantech Group™ Company and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Experts attribute the boom, to growing concerns over global warming, higher energy prices, improved […]

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INDIA: Reliance Industries awards Halliburton contract to provide deep water sand control completion

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — US engineering firm Halliburton said its energy services group has been awarded a US$35 million contract by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to provide deep water sand control completion technology in the Dhirubhai-I and Dhirubhai-3 fields off the coast of India. The scope of the work includes supplying products and installation […]

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RENEWABLES: China and India will overtake US

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — The US, China and India will lead the world in developing renewable energy projects in the next five years, said consultants Ernst and Young. According to its Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, the Asian giants are likely to overtake the US by 2012 as the most attractive countries for renewable-energy […]

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ASIA: Manila meet to focus on accelerating clean energy deployment

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — More than 300 experts met in Manila, Philippines this week to find ways to scale up the deployment of clean energy across the world’s fastest-growing region. “Asia faces a particularly daunting challenge in securing the energy it needs to support growth and poverty reduction in a responsible, sustainable manner,” Asian […]

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VIETNAM: Toyo Kanetsu to build tanks to serve dung Quat refinery

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — Lilama, a Vietnamese state engineering firm, has picked Japanese storage builder Toyo Kanetsu as its foreign partner for the construction of the tanks for the country’s first oil refinery at Dung Quat. Lilama was awarded the $70.4 million contract to provide tanks and pipes for the 130,000-barrel-per-day refinery which is […]

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AUSTRALIA: Norway’s AGR to build small LNG plant

(EnergyAsia, June 29, Friday) — Norwegian oil technology firm ARG said its subsidiary Liquegas Energy will build a 100-tonne/day liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) plant in Australia’s Queensland state. The plant, near Dalby town, is expected to start up in 2009 using natural gas supplied from coal seams. Australia-listed Arrow Energy, […]

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