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Ranhill secures RM19.33 million water treatment concession in Thailand

Ranhill secures RM19.33 million water treatment concession in Thailand Ranhill Holdings Bhd’s unit has bagged a THB152.58 (RM19.33 million) build-operate-transfer (BOT) concession agreement for a reclamation water treatment plant in Rayong province, Thailand. The concession period is 20 years, including the construction period of 10 months, which is expected to start in January 2018. Ranhill told Bursa Malaysia that Amata Water Company Ltd had via its letter dated October 16 accepted the proposal by its indirect subsidiary AnuRAK Water Treatment Facilities Co Ltd for the water treatment deal…. Read more »

Currie & Brown appoints Terry Dainty as managing quantity surveyor, Thailand

Currie & Brown appoints Terry Dainty as managing quantity surveyor, Thailand Terry Dainty has been appointed as managing quantity surveyor for Currie & Brown’s operations in Thailand. Based in Bangkok since early 2015, Terry joins Currie & Brown from M+W Group, where he held the role of commercial manager. With over 25 years of experience across a broad range of sectors, including transportation, defence, leisure, residential property and civil works, Terry has delivered high-profile and complex projects for the public and private sectors in Thailand, Hong Kong, the… Read more »

Kampot seaport coming in 2019

Kampot seaport coming in 2019 Construction of the first seaport for tourist vessels in Kampot is due to start by the end of the year. The groundbreaking ceremony for the port project was previously scheduled for September, but was delayed. The new facility aims to boost tourism in the province by connecting seaborne tourists from Vietnam, Thailand and Preah Sihanouk province. Provincial tourism department director Soy Sinol said government officials are now preparing the legal framework for construction and taking care of other aspects of the project to… Read more »

Vestas lands major Thai order from Wind Energy Holding

Vestas lands major Thai order from Wind Energy Holding Vestas Asia Pacific has won a 180-megawatt wind-park contract in Thailand, including the delivery of 60 V136-3.0 MW turbines that will be the first of their kind in Asia-Pacific. With a hub height of 157 metres, the dual wind parks will feature the highest towers in the region to date, company president Clive Turton said on Monday. The firm and unconditional order has been placed by a new customer, Thailand’s Wind Energy Holding, and is for the T2 Tropical… Read more »

Sermsang Power on Course to Become Asia’s Leading Energy Firm

Sermsang Power on Course to Become Asia’s Leading Energy Firm Aims to Reach 200MW Renewable-Energy Power Capacity by 2020 Sermsang Power Corporation, a company holding shares in local and overseas renewable energy power producers and suppliers and connected businesses, believes that the company’s stock will attract investors’ interest on its first trading day on the MAI. Its solar farm in Lop Buri Province has begun commercial operation with a contracted capacity of 40MW and an installed capacity of 52MW, and it is also investing in eight more solar… Read more »

Tool to enable construction sector approach industry 4.0

Tool to enable construction sector approach industry 4.0 The Ministry of Construction is working with software maker Autodesk to promote the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) – a tool to improve productivity, quality and efficiency of investment activities in construction and facility management. According to Trần Hồng Mai, deputy head of the ministry’s BIM Steering Committee, BIM is an important solution for the construction industry to approach the 4.0 era. Previously, BIM was applied in several foreign-invested run or designed projects in Việt Nam but the tool… Read more »

Kra Canal is dead says Thai Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur

Kra Canal is dead says Thai Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur The Thailand Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur Damrong Kraikruan said in no uncertain terms: The Kra Canal is gone. “It is not a viable project,” he said a group of journalist from Malaysian news agencies at his residence in Kuala Lumpur. When asked where is the much talked about Kra Canal project heading, he simply said it was not economically viable. He said the area did not have deep sea port capabilities, and it could not get the banking… Read more »

Max Bogl sets up in south-east Asia to supply Korat 1&2 Wind farms

Max Bogl sets up in south-east Asia to supply Korat 1&2 Wind farms Max Bogl is to set up a mobile factory in Thailand to build hybrid towers for the 207MW Korat 1&2 wind farms. The German manufacturer has begun shipping 10 containers a day from it’s base in Sengenthal, Bavaria, to the village of Huai Bong, 260km north-east of Bangkok. Around 3500 tons of materials will arrive in Thailand by mid-November, with construction of 90 towers for the wind farms in the Thepharak District scheduled to start… Read more »

Pattaya-Map Ta Phut motorway nearly half finished

Pattaya-Map Ta Phut motorway nearly half finished Construction of an extension in the motorway from Pattaya to Map Ta Phut is 46 per cent completed, Department of Highways director general Thanin Somboon said this week. He said an additional Bt2 billion is needed for operations and maintenance on the 32-kilometre eastern route, for which terms of reference are being prepared. The operation-and-maintenance system should be in place by mid-2018 and the highway extension open by 2020, Thanin said. Bidding for the construction of two more routes – Bang… Read more »

Siemens touts biomass for Thai climate change goals

Siemens touts biomass for Thai climate change goals GERMAN ENGINEERING giant Siemens will help Thailand attain its renewable energy goals in turning biomass to fuels to comply with the reduction of carbon emissions under the Paris Accord, said Willi Meixner, CEO of its Power and Gas Division. “Thailand is set to generate massive amounts of renewable power from biomass or waste from farms, Meixner said. Siemens’ new generation of turbines is suitable for crops such as cane sugar and maize, he added. The German machines have been increasingly… Read more »