The first 35MW TTC Phong Dien Solar Plant has been put into operation in Vietnam, adding to the trend of renewable energy production and consumption across the nation. On October 5, TTC Group and Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC)—a member of TTC Group—held the inauguration ceremony of TTC Phong Dien Solar Power Plant in My Hoa hamlet, Dien Loc commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue province. Invested by Gia Lai Electricity JSC, TTC Phong Dien Solar Power Plant is located about 50 km to the north of Hue City and about 16 km to the east of Phong Dien Town centre. The 45-hectare plant has a capacity of 35MW and total investment capital of nearly $42.9 million. The project began its construction in January 2018 with some 300 domestic and foreign workers and engineers. 145,560 solar panels have been installed with advanced technology and equipment, bringing high efficiency. These panels will absorb the sun’s radiation and convert it into electricity to then feed it to … [Read more...] about First 35MW solar power plant in Vietnam goes online
Company goes green
An inevitable trend Green building, or sustainable development in construction, has become an inevitable trend in the context of global climate change. Green buildings usually have long life cycles and attain the efficient consumption of resources to ensure the comfort and convenience of the users, while minimising any harmful impacts on the environment by using green building materials. “Accordingly, green or sustainable building materials are characterised by having one of the following traits: non-toxicity, high recycled content, efficiency, energy saving, a long life-cycle or eco-consciousness to reduce pollution in the soil, air, and water, while contributing to the efficient use of energy in construction works,” said Dr. Thai Duy Sam, vice chairman of the Vietnam Association of Building Materials. As said by the World Green Building Council and Green Building Certification Institute, buildings worldwide account for 17 per cent of fresh water usage, 25 per cent of wood … [Read more...] about Green construction materials gaining ground
Daryl Tay talks about how Industry 4.0 will transform the logistics industry Industry 4.0 is now a clear trend in many economic sectors. What are its impacts on the logistics industry? How did UPS prepare for this and what opportunities do you expect in 2018? Logistics companies will need to be more technologically advanced than ever—this new industrial era will push the logistics industry to become much “smarter” and more adaptable. With Industry 4.0, logistics companies will need to take a closer look at how operations and infrastructure can be improved through technology and innovation. UPS was established in 1907. In over 110 years of operations, we have experienced industrial revolution through the second and third iterations—electrical power and computing—and seen firsthand the impact it had on not just our industry, but also those of our customers. While UPS was founded on engineering excellence, today we are more like a technology company with … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0 to be game changer for UPS Vietnam
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
Sitting on his porch in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Otis Tucker cuts a lone figure on a street punctuated with large empty spaces - the shadows of homes lost to Hurricane Katrina. Tucker lives in the part of the Louisiana city most devastated by the powerful storm and its aftermath in 2005, when levees designed to protect the city from flooding failed. Many residents of the poor neighbourhood have struggled to return after fleeing Katrina. Lack of funds to come home and rebuild, coupled with developers swiftly moving in, and gentrification of this predominantly black, lower-income area, have left scars. Today, broken windows and overgrown weeds pepper abandoned homes, and the angry barking of a dog interrupts the silence. “There were families here, there were kids in the street playing football, and there were neighbours,” said Tucker, who was born and bred in the neighbourhood. “And that went away overnight. It just got washed away.” Since being … [Read more...] about ‘The water’s not going anywhere’