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Aligning infrastructure to accelerate Asia’s energy transition – Black & Veatch interview

Integrated power infrastructure offers an emerging investment opportunity in Asia as the region expands and adapts its energy mix to address sustainability and resilience goals. Narsingh Chaudhary and Mitesh Patel, of engineering, procurement and construction business Black & Veatch, tell pv magazine more.

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Singaporean Sembcorp will invest Rs 5169 million in India arm to push renewables growth

After Singapore, India is the second largest revenue generator for the integrated energy player. In year 2018, it earned overall revenues of S$11,634 million (Rs 587 billion), of which S$1685 million (Rs 85 billion) came from power business of Sembcorp Energy India Limited.

US investor KKR and Singapore’s GIC own 42% stake in Sterlite Power’s grid trust

KKR has also applied to become a co-sponsor of the power infrastructure investment trust and plans to acquire additional 15% stake in it. The deal marks KKR’s first infrastructure investment in Asia.

Singapore’s AM Holdings setting up 24 MW floating solar plant at Indian petrochemical arm

The floating solar power plant—to be developed by AM International’ Greenam Energy—will be located in Tuticorin plant of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC). The power generated will be used to meet SPIC’s electricity requirements and the excess will be sold to the state power utilities.

Petronas jumps into PV market with Amplus acquisition

The Malaysian oil and gas group has purchased solar developer Amplus Energy Solutions from infrastructure investor I Squared Capital. No financial terms of the deal have been disclosed.

Big dip in import and export of solar modules and cells

A flying start to the year saw huge volumes of solar cells and modules imported to India but the scale and value of such products fell over the remainder of 2018 and export figures mirrored that trend.

Singapore fund and British developer eye stake in UK government’s south Asian renewables company

U.K. developer Lightsource BP – in which oil and gas giant BP has a significant minority stake – and its Singapore fund partner EverSource Capital are reportedly ready to take up all the $100 million slice of Ayana Renewable Power which is being put up for sale.

Thai solar imports soared more than 2,700% in nine months

From April to November, Indian imports of solar cells and modules from Singapore – worth Rs489 crore, Vietnam (Rs263 crore) and Thailand (Rs155 crore) recorded whopping annual growth rates of 242%, 440% and 2,711%, respectively.

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India-Taiwan safeguard duty talks hit an impasse

India and Taiwan have failed to reach an agreement at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the 25% safeguard duties imposed by India on solar imports. The talks, however, will continue.

Greenko to buy Orange Renewable for $1 billion

Greenko, backed by Singapore’s GIC and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, is set to buy the solar and wind portfolio of Orange Renewable. The move will constitute Greenko’s largest acquisition and will add 1 GW to its operational capacity to raise the company’s portfolio to 4.2 GW, just shy of the capacity held by ReNew Power Ventures, the country’s largest renewable energy company.

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