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Energy Drilling Wins Work in Malaysia

Singapore based Energy Drilling said it has received a letter of award (LOA) on May 15 from EnQuest to perform drilling services on the Seligi Field offshore Peninsula Malaysia with the tender assist rig (TAD) EDrill-2. The contract calls for two firm wells plus two option wells. Marcus Chew, CEO of Energy Drilling, said the […]

10 years in, industry takes the lead in advancing green buildings in Singapore

Reflecting the growing importance of green buildings for Singapore’s climate strategy and economic development, the national certification scheme for building and construction professionals has been refreshed and handed over to new management. From this July, professionals who want to be certified in the design and development of green buildings will obtain their qualification from the […]

Philippines renewables to ‘rise 11% by 2030’

Installed non-hydro renewable power capacity in the Philippines is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% between 2018 and 2030, according to GlobalData. GlobalData’s latest report, Philippines Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape, states that the country’s growing economy will result in electricity […]

Nissan and Delta pioneer Thailand’s first partnership to enable EV home charging

The deal supports Thailand’s electrification goal of 1.2 million units on the road by 2036 and will provide Nissan Leaf owners in Thailand international-standard charging facilities with Delta’s quality standard of service, certified by Nissan. “Nissan Motor Thailand is committed to helping drive an electric-vehicle Nissan Leaf vehicle ecosystem in Thailand for the benefit of […]

Power tariffs should have been increased more: MoIT

EVN engineers repair power lines. EVN ensured all procedures in calculating power bills to customers after the rise. — Photo courtesy of EVN HÀ NỘI — Electricity retail prices should have been raised by 9.26 per cent instead of 8.36 per cent if Việt Nam Electricity (EVN) had correctly calculated the VNĐ3.26 trillion foreign exchange rate difference […]

Malaysia – renewables replacing nuclear, but coal still on the cards

And renewables, particularly wind and solar, will also rise by 2.8 GW, according to a new report which explores the make-up of the country’s energy mix to 2030. However, the study by analytics company GlobalData points out that rise of renewables will come at the expense of nuclear, which has seen new build plans stall because of strong public […]

9 investors seek clearance from Philippines for energy exploration

MANILA, May 20 (Xinhua) — Nine local and foreign investors are seeking clearance from the Department of Energy (DOE) of the Philippines for their targeted nomination service areas in petroleum blocks under the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP), the DOE said on Monday. To date, the DOE said 17 requests for the issuance of […]

DoE circular on smart grids due by 3rd quarter

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) is scheduled to issue in the third quarter a circular covering the operation of smart grids in the Philippines as distribution utilities embark on projects to upgrade power systems in line with advances in the technology. “Many have already adopted and implemented some level of smart grid initiatives in their […]

25 years on, 500kV power line remains a technological feat

Part of the extra high voltage 500kV transmission line that runs through the south central province of Quảng Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà HÀ NỘI — May 27 this year will mark 25 years since Việt Nam’s first 500kV power transmission line was switched on, connecting the north and south of the country with an uninterrupted electricity […]

Oil price hike seen this week

MANILA, Philippines — Oil prices are seen to increase this week as tensions in the Middle East pushed up global crude prices. Unioil Petroleum Philippines said in its forecast that fuel prices are expected to get a significant rise next week. “Diesel and gasoline should go up by P0.80 to P1.00 per liter,” it said […]