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B.Grimm Power opens co-generation power plant in Chon Buri

B.Grimm Power opens co-generation power plant in Chon Buri B.Grimm Power Pcl, a leading private power producer, yesterday officially opened its latest co-generation power plant, B.Grimm Power WHA1 (BPWHA1), at Hemaraj Industrial Estate in Chon Buri province. The company expects the plant to strengthen its leading position in the Southeast Asian market. The move also strengthens investors’ confidence in its initial public offering (IPO) tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of this year. General Paibul Koomchaya, a member of the Privy Council, presided over the plant’s opening ceremony…. Read more »

Minor Teams Up With Kajima For Phuket Ultra Villas

Minor Teams Up With Kajima For Phuket Ultra Villas Listed Thai-firm Minor International has finalized three new major projects in Phuket. First is the conglomeration of the current ultra luxury estate Avadina Hills with Minor becoming a 50% joint venture partner. A new project name will be Avadina Hills by Anantara and will consist of 16 luxury villas. Kajima had been unable to sell the planned multi-million dollar Avadina Villas and the tie-up with Anantara who have experienced good sales pace in their Layan project is a strategic… Read more »

Cat Bai Airport Vietnam poised for expansion

Cat Bai Airport Vietnam poised for expansion The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has approved a project to construct a second terminal at Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong province. Local media reported the plan would help to meet growing passenger traffic at the airport, which is expected to reach 8 million a year by 2025. The CAAV said initial procedures to commence Terminal 2 construction could begin as soon and involve an investment plan presented by Vietjet that is pending final approval. The present terminal was… Read more »

REI clinches Electricite du Lao contract worth US$70 million

REI clinches Electricite du Lao contract worth US$70 million Rohas-Euco Industries Bhd (REI), a subsidiary of Rohas Tecnic Bhd (RTB), has been awarded a contract to supply and construct transmission lines, substations and distribution lines in Laos. The contract by Electricite du Lao is valued at US$70 million (RM300 million). “Works will commence in the second half of this year with a period of 24 months to completion,” said the company in a statement. The project will not have any material impact on RTB’s gearing and is expected… Read more »

KNM bags RM159m EPCC job for ethanol plant expansion in Thailand

KNM bags RM159m EPCC job for ethanol plant expansion in Thailand KNM Group Bhd has bagged a RM159 million contract to undertake engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) works for the 300,000-litre per day Impress ethanol plant — expansion (IEL Phase 2) project in Chachaengsao Province, Thailand. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, KNM said its wholly-owned subsidiary KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd (KNMPS) and its 74%-owned subsidiary KNM Projects (Thailand) Co Ltd (KNMPT) have collectively secured the contract from Thailand’s Impress Ethanol Co Ltd (IEL). IEL… Read more »

Solar Frontier’s CIS solar panels installed at Shell HQ buildings in Thailand

Solar Frontier’s CIS solar panels installed at Shell HQ buildings in Thailand Solar Frontier K.K., the world’s largest provider of CIS solar energy solutions, announced today the installation of its CIS thin-film solar panels at two buildings at the Shell head-quarters in Thailand. The project was constructed by Energy Pro Corporation Ltd., a Thai solar power EPC specialist that has worked with Solar Frontier on multiple other projects. Solar Frontier’s CIS thin-film solar panels are 119.68 kW in size and are installed on two rooftops of Shell House… Read more »

Dresser-Rand to supply three compressor trains for pipeline in Thailand

Dresser-Rand to supply three compressor trains for pipeline in Thailand The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, will supply three gas turbine-driven turbo compressor trains for the Wang Noi compressor station in Thailand. Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. is constructing the station. Owner of the station is Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company, PTT Public Company Limited (PTT). The project is expected to be completed in 2018.   The compressor station will be located 70 kilometers from Bangkok. It will enhance the capacity of the Ratchaburi –… Read more »

New look resort on Phi Phi Island

New look resort on Phi Phi Island Thailand’s Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort has completed a THB160 million (USD4.5 million) refurbishment that firmly places the bungalow, suite and villa resort on the luxury travel map. The resort’s new beachfront junior suites, sit on an 800-metre stretch of beach. The 14 suites offer guests 79 square metres of private holiday space with balconies looking out over the Andaman Sea. For those in search of an even more secluded island experience, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort has 12… Read more »

Danang airport opens new terminal

Danang International Airport has opened a new international terminal capable of handling 6 million passengers per year. Local media reported several airlines in Vietnam have begun operating flights to and from the new T2 terminal, effective Tuesday. The new facility includes 40 check-in counters, 42 immigration counters and 10 additional departure gates. The new venue is expected to serve up to 6 million passengers per year. Vietnam Airlines said that all of its international flights would now operate from the new terminal. The airline will occupy 22 check-in… Read more »

Architectural Digest names Elephant Building one of the ugliest skyscrapers in the world

Architectural Digest names Elephant Building one of the ugliest skyscrapers in the world Architectural Digest, the most respected magazine covering global architecture, included Bangkok’s iconic Elephant Building in its list of the 24 ugliest skyscrapers in the world last week, alongside Trump Tower. The article, written by the magazine’s associate editor Nick Mafi, described the Bangkok landmark by saying, “while playful in design, the structure does little to push the integrity of Thai architecture.” Ouch. In their description, the magazine also does little to credit ‎Ong-at Sattraphan, Thailand’s… Read more »