Nasrul Hamid, the State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources for Qatar, said that the country is willing to make major investments in Bangladesh’s energy sector.
The Indian Government is exploring an option to set up an overhead electricity link with Sri Lanka to supply power to the island nation.
Pakistan’s K-Electric has awarded a contract to build a 900MW combined cycle power plant at the Bin Qasim Power Complex (BQPS-III) in Karachi to Siemens and Harbin Electric International.
Saudi Arabia has signed an MOU with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to set up a 3600MW LNG-based power plant.
AES has announced that it will develop a 2.2GW combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Vietnam, following approval from the Vietnamese Government.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Utilities is looking into incorporating large-scale solar energy into Sarawak’s power generation mix, with a projection of 4 per cent by 2030.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced its first contract to supply its 4.X wind turbine platform in China.
India’s state-owned NTPC has announced that it has added two 660MW units each at Tanda and Khargone thermal power plants.
Siemens Gas and Power and PJSC Kazanorgsintez, one of Russia’s largest chemical companies, have signed a contract for the turnkey construction of a 250MW combined cycle power plant in Tatarstan, Russia.
NTPC, India’s largest power company, has announced that it will not undertake any new coal-based generation for the next few years as part of measures to reduce its carbon footprint, and it will invest $3.5 billion to set up one of the world’s largest solar power parks at Kutch in Gujarat.