Business in Asia: Energy News

Norway’s Kongsberg to deliver Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit to China

Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian technology enterprise, has signed a Letter of Intent with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Chinese shipbuilder, to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. The BT-220IU vessel is to be constructed for Norway-based OIM Wind with an expected 2022 delivery. An option of one more identical vessel is…

China appealed to further cooperation on water resources management

China and the European Union held their 8th High Level Dialogue Conference on water resources via video link in Beijing on Friday 22 January 2021, marking an important part of China-EU relations amid a heap of fruitful results in natural resources and ecological protection. Themed “Strengthening Water Ecological Protection and Promoting Water System Management,” the…

Swedish Trelleborg provides cable protection for Chinese Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish Trelleborg, a global engineering group focused on polymer technology, will under a contract awarded by Torgy LNG, provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind project in China. The 190 NjordGuard cable protection systems will be produced across Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities in Singapore and England starting immediately and expected to be…

Camfil Malaysia strengthens collaboration in molecular testing at UTAR

Camfil Malaysia, a subsidiary of the Swedish Camfil group, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia that came into effect on 1 January 2021. The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centres, local sales…

Tan Son Nhat airport installed its first solar power system with Swedish-Finnish engineering

The first rooftop solar power system at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport was inaugurated on 15 January, with an installed capacity of 1.1 MWp. This is the first renewable energy project to be installed in the airport network in Vietnam as well as being the largest in downtown Ho Chi…

Swedish government funds solar energy project in Cambodia

The Swedish government has provided funding for a pilot project for a solar energy micro grid launched by The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia. The solar energy micro grid have been set up in three villages within two communes on a remote island of Kampong Chhnang province’s…

LONGi Solar becomes the first solar brand to exceed 20GW in module shipments in 2020

LONGi has set a new record for being the first solar brand to exceed 20GW in shipments of PV modules in 2020. Since its foundation in 2000, LONGi has continuously developed high-efficiency, high-reliability and high-quality solar products and photovoltaic (PV) systems in order to provide customers with value-added services. LONGi has established global unified systems…

Norway launches major wind power research center NorthWind

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, announced on 11 December 2020 an investment of NOK 120 million (EUR 11.3 million) in a new wind power research center in Norway. The NorthWind research center will be at the cutting edge, working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. One…

Norwegian Aker Solution to deliver offshore systems to Kristin Sør oil and gas field

Norwegian offshore oilfield equipment maker Aker Solutions has signed a letter of intent with compatriot Equinor for the delivery of a subsea production system to the Kristin Sør oil and gas satellite fields offshore Norway, part of which will be produced in Malaysia. The contract value is about NOK 1 billion ($114,3 million), with options…

Danish embassy Singapore planted 2040 trees across Asia

“We are now carbon neutral!” announced the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore on 3 December 2020. “In what could be seen as an early Christmas gift to the environment, the embassy has planted 2040 trees through local reforestation projects across Asia to protect biodiversity and create jobs in some of the region’s poorest areas. While…