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Lahmeyer consults for Bakun hydro

Lahmeyer International has been engaged for the hydropower plant planning and preparation of contract documents for the construction and supply lots for the 2,400-MW Bakun hydropower project in Sarawak, Malaysia. The 205-meter (m)-high dam on the Balui River upstream of the town of Belaga will be the highest concrete-faced,d rock-fill dam in the world. Eight 700-m-long pressure tunnels lead to the powerhouse with eight 300-MW generating units, which will have an average annual output of 16,800 G

Renewable energy could be the answer for developing countries

Solar, wind and biomass are essential energy sources for the generation of electric power. According to the Finnish IVO Group, energy received from the sun alone over a period of three days is the equivalent of all the earth`s energy resources of coal, oil, natural gas and biomass. Although renewable energy systems are being utilized for electric power generation worldwide, when compared to other energy sources (such as coal, oil, natural gas and even nuclear energy), the amount of electric capa

POWER-GEN Asia brings attention to Indias desperate power sector

Electricity generation, transmission and distribution automation conferences and expositions team up to bring global focus on Asia

Asian nations explore construction options to meet booming infrastructure needs

Asia is a sprawl of continental and island nations of cultural and climatic diversity, requiring innovative generation, transmission and distribution systems

World electric consumption to top 19 trillion kWh by 2015

Electric power will be the fastest-growing source of end-use energy throughout the world during the next 20 years, according to the recently released "International Energy Outlook," from the US Department of Energy`s Energy Information Administration. Electricity demand is expected to grow to 19 trillion kWh in 2015, nearly double present demand.

CEA enters BOO for Jingyuan II

Community Energy Alternatives Inc. (CEA) has entered a joint-venture contract to build, own and operate (BOO) the Jingyuan Phase II power plant, a 600-MW coal-fired plant in Gansu. The venture involves CEA, China`s State Development and Investment Corp., Gansu Electric Power Construction Investment and Development Corp., and Gansu Electric Power Corp.

Asia is the largest growth area for installed capacity additions

Increasing demand for electric power in China, India, Japan and Southeast Asia makes Asia the biggest market for the construction of new power plant capacity. It is no coincidence that this year`s POWER-GEN Asia is being held for the first time in India and that each year we sponsor a conference in China. We not only sponsor these two conferences, but our editors are active in organizing the technical programs.

POWER-GEN(TM) Europe is coming to Hungary with view of the future

The rapidly changing nature of power generation and delivery makes current technical and business information essential for success

Business Briefs and new business

Marathon Power Co. and DQE Energy Services Inc., both of the US, have formed ElectroGen International, a joint-venture company to pursue electric power generation projects in the Asia/Pacific region.

Coastal group opens Wuxi City power site

The Coastal Corp. and its independent power production subsidiaries, Coastal Power Co. and Coastal Wuxi Power Ltd., formally opened their new 40-MW power plant in the industrial center of Wuxi City in China. Wuxi Huada Gas Turbine Electric Power Co. will be operator of the plant.

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