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All news, reports, projects, policy and legislation impacting the power and energy generation sectors in continental Asia and Asia-Pacific, with a specific focus on news out of Japan, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Taiwan and Malaysia. News and updates from the Asian Development Bank and Green Transformation fund concerning investments, as well as updates on the Asian energy transition, renewable energy integration, fossil fuel use, tenders and auctions within Asia will also be included.

Alsthom picks up multi-country gas turbine equipment orders

GEC Alsthom`s European Gas Turbines subsidiary (EGT) is working on four orders worth more than (US)$32 million to supply gas turbine power generation equipment for the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

China has problems with western business practices

With China planning to almost double its capacity of electricity by the year 2010, the country is looking to overseas investors to not only construct power plants but also to help its power plant equipment manufactures increase capacity. Currently China has insufficient manufacturing capacity to meet the country`s need for new power plants.

Growing pains still felt in China as output lags behind industrial...

China`s electricity output in the first half of 1994 rose 11.3 percent to 437.4 billion kWh and the climb is expected to continue through the end of the year, with a record 900 billion kWh projected at the close of 1994. Despite the country`s ever-increasing output capabilities, output is not meeting the needs of industry and power failures are frequent. Demand during the first half of the year grew between 22 percent and 35 percent in the southern portion of China and plans are being made for a

Asian air pollution market expects solid growth to 2000

The air pollution market in Asia is growing faster than on any other continent, according to the McIlvaine Co., which has been compiling reports on air pollution equipment purchases. China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan have greatly increased purchases and are expected to be ordering systems at a rate exceeding (US)$2 billion per year by the year 2000. Largest growth is expected in the purchase of gas treatment equipment, which will account for more than (US)$1 billion by the year

People promotions, moves, changes, appointments

The Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) has elected Eckhard Strecker to chairman and Rudolph M. Grube to vice chairman for the 1994-95 term. Strecker is executive vice president, marketing, with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd. and Grube is director of the Fuel Management Department of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. Other board members include Dan. M. Collier, executive director of the WNFM, George B. Assie of Cameco Corp., Francis P. Herve of Elecricité de France, Rand

Business bits and briefs

Fluor Daniel has signed an agreement with the North China Electric Power Design Institute and Duke/Fluor Daniel to cooperate on power projects in China....

Westinghouse, New World Power join forces to serve renewable energy market

Westinghouse Electric Corp. and New World Power Corp. have signed an agreement forming a long-term alliance to serve the global renewable energy market. They will jointly develop, market, construct, operate and maintain, and own renewable energy power systems with three primary product offerings--utility grid connected wind farms and hydroelectric facilities to produce electricity to sell to large utilities, off-grid renewable power systems to produce electricity from integrated renewable energy

Joint venture establishedfor technology transfer, development in Pacific

The Electric Power Research Institute and Sargent & Lundy are working on a joint venture to provide packaged services for power plant studies and technology transfer in the Pacific Rim.

1st independent power project in India goes to CMS Energy

CMS Energy Corp. (CMS) has received approval from the International Finance Corp. for a 235-MW power plant to be built in eastern India, the first independent power project under the government`s new policy opening its power sector to private investors.

GE lands Mayasian power plant contract

GE Industrial & Power Systems is supplying a turnkey power plant consisting of four gas turbine-generators for a 440-MW independent power project that is being constructed at Port Dickson, south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

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