Bangkok (VNA) – State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) expects to operate a 45-megawatt floating solar farm it claims to be the largest in the world this June. Egat signed a contract with B.Grimm Power Plc, which will serve as an engineering, procurement and construction firm to develop photovoltaic panels worth 842 million baht (28 million USD) on Sirindhorn Dam in Ubon Ratchathani, where an Egat hydropower plant is operating. The floating solar farm is designed to be a hybrid system, working in tandem with 36MW of hydropower generation to increase optimisation capacity. The facility, which generates power on a water surface of 72 hectares, was originally scheduled for operation in December last year, but the launch was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local media quoted Chatchai Mawong, Egat's director for hydro and renewable energy power plant development, as saying that construction is now 82 percent complete. Workers began installing the … [Read more...] about Thailand to put world’s largest floating solar farm into use this June
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Kien Giang (VNA) - The first round of the National Billiards and Snooker Tournament 2020 kicked off in Rach Gia city in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on June 11. This is the first time Kien Giang has hosted a national billiards and snooker tournament, which will determine the competitors in international championships this year. A total of 944 players from 26 cities and provinces nationwide will compete in six competitions: three-cushion billiards, cushion carom, six red-ball snooker, English billiards, and nine-ball pool and ten-ball pool during the ten-day event, which will wrap up on June 20./. … [Read more...] about More than 940 players competing in 2020 national billiards, snooker tournament
This is not the first time Vietnamese fishermen have rescued Filipinos stranded at sea. In 2019, fishermen from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang made world headlines after rescuing 22 Filipino fishermen whose boat sank after a collision with a Chinese vessel near Reed Bank of the Spratly Archipelago in the East Sea, internationally known as the South China Sea. … [Read more...] about Vietnam rescues Filipino fishermen stranded at sea
According to Ha Dang Son, director of the Center for Energy and Green Growth Research under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, the capacity of nearly 12,000MW is huge, requiring enormous investment in building corresponding transmission grid in the context that the industry has not been fully privatized. … [Read more...] about Vietnam gov’t seeks to nearly triple wind power capacity to 12,000MW