Cocobay Danang mega-complex to be lit up with SolarBK solar system

Vietnam commited to effective use of energy “Wind and Solar Energy instead of Smelly Diesel Generators” won the 2012 National Energy Globe Award Vietnam for producing daily savings of six tones of carbon dioxide and 620 litres of diesel fuel. The project, implemented on 48 islands and DK1 block in Spratly Archipelago, aims to supply clean energy to local people and reduce carbon dioxide for climate change adaptation. The Energy Globe Awards celebrate the world’s best sustainability projects in association with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank (WB), The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), and Seibersdorf Research Centre.... [read more]

Thailand wants stronger logistics cooperation with Vietnam The logistics business associations of Vietnam and Thailand have expressed keen interest in boosting cooperation at a time when demand for merchandise trading in the region and the world is surging. Speaking at a press conference in HCMC on Wednesday on TILOG-LOGISTIX 2016 exhibition on logistics services and solutions slated for September in Thailand, Visarn Chansate, president of the Thai Logistics Provider Federation, said both countries could do more to strengthen connectivity. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN+6 will bring many opportunities for goods trading, which will in turn push up demand for logistics services. As the second largest exporter in ASEAN, Thailand plays a key role in the increasingly sophisticated regional supply chain, especially in terms of meeting the rising demand for cross-border logistics services. These services include transporting machinery, parts and components, and managing supply chain functions, from sourcing to distribution. Foreign manufacturers are setting up production bases in regional countries with lower production costs. Vietnam is a destination for investors in ASEAN+6 while Thailand is a hub for connectivity, so both countries can partner to provide sophisticated logistics infrastructure and services, Chansate said. Do Xuan Quang, chairman of the Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA), said Vietnam and Thailand play an important role in logistics and the supply chain in the region when the AEC and ASEAN+6 are in place. Quang however said Vietnam will need more sophisticated logistics infrastructure and services, strong global transportation networks and especially value-added logistics solutions.…... [read more]

In addition to its “Light up the Spratly Islands” project, Vietnamese renewable energy firm SolarBK, in 2009, installed a hybrid power supply system using both wind and solar energy with a capacity of 824kWh per day. SolarBK’s water and energy projects have changed the daily life in the Spratly Islands The water source for military and daily use on the islands was unstable, mostly collected from rainfall and the mainland. Regional rain volume does not cover the demand for water and is not distributed equally throughout the year. The high volume of rainfall is concentrated around months with storms and tropical depressions – from May to October. Water supply transportation from the mainland is difficult and is one of the main factors limiting water resources on the islands. For these reasons, the application of a desalination system to produce fresh water is a solution to providing enough water to meet the year-round demand on the island. The four-machine system provides around 18,000 litres per day of drinkable water. Each machine is designed to have a different capacity varying from 236-250 litres per hour. The system is powered by wind and solar power, consuming about 5kWh per cubic metres. The project will also contribute to saving on diesel costs for power generators. 90kWh generated from renewable energy will save approximately nine litres of diesel per day – an estimation based on a consumption rate of 3,385l per year. The renewable power generation will reduce CO2 emissions by 9,071.8 kilogrammes per year.…... [read more]

This is the third international award for the program, following the 2006 Energy Globe Award in Brussels, Belgium, and the 2010 Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in London, England. The program aims to promote rural development through the use of biogas and provide farmers with clean, affordable energy, which will contribute to protecting public health and creating jobs in rural areas, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of fossil fuels. Launched in 2003 by the MARD Livestock Production Department and the Netherlands Development Organization, the project has significantly enhanced the quality of life for low income farmers and rural residents by improving their health and offering economic and environmental benefits. The installation of biogas digesters helped cut 675,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually and reduced women's work days by an average of 2.4 hours. In the second phase of the project, which was launched in 2007, over 130,000 biogas digesters were built nationwide, creating employment for more than 5,700 local workers and improving the lives of 650,000 people by providing them with cheap, clean energy. It has been calculated that this project provides a clean energy source capable of producing the same amount of energy as 245,000 tones of agricultural waste; 326,000 tones of firewood; 36,000 tons of coal; 6,600 tones of kerosene; 39,405 MWh of electricity; or 4,677 tones of liquid gas. Because of the project's benefits, the MARD has decided to extend the program's implementation beyond 2012 until 2014. Source: nhandanonline... [read more]

(CPV) - The office for the biogas program for the animal husbandry sector in Vietnam on October 11 announced that its 2nd phase has been extended to 2014. The program is implemented by the Livestock Production Department (under the Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - MARD) in cooperation with Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). The overall objectives of the project are to effectively exploit biogas technology and to develop a commercially viable biogas sector in Vietnam; and to contribute to rural development and environmental protection via provision of clean and affordable energy to rural households, improvement of community sanitation and rural people's health, creation of rural jobs and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The first phase of the project (2003-2005) covered 12 provinces nationwide, installing 18,000 biogas plants. 2006 was a bridging year between Phase I and Phase II when a separate MOU was signed in April and 7,672 plants were constructed. The 2nd phase of the program was implemented from 2007 with the additional objective of establishing a commercially viable biogas sector in Vietnam - 58 provinces are involved, with a target of 140,000 biogas plants. By the end of June 2012, about 130,000 biogas plants had been installed. In April 2007, program was awarded the Energy Globe Award 2006 in Brussels, Belgium. In July 2010, it was honoured with another international award in London, UK - The Ashden Award 2010 for sustainable energy. The MARD Minister issued Decision 2418/ QĐ-BNN-HTQT dated 5/10/2012, extending program implementation to 2014…... [read more]

Lights are illuminated continuously on Spratly Islands and DK frame house thanks to the project on clean energy that won the 2012 Energy Globe Awards. Being implemented between 2007 and 2010, the project brought the lighting system to Spratly Islands. Before the project, power was available for only several hours per day on the Islands. Now the Islands are continuously lit,. Under the project, over 5,700 solar energy battery pieces, 120 wind turbines, over 4,000 battery vessel, nearly 1,000 LED lighting series using solar energy were installed, ensuring power for daily use. During the implementation of the project, the most difficult work was to transport and install devices. Workers transport devices from the mainland to the Islands. Mr. Do Cong Thanh, deputy director of the BK Solar Company, said that the work on frame houses was dangerous work. Technical workers climbed to install wind turbines. Each group of engineers planned to spend 15-20 days installing, however, in fact, they had to spend nearly 40-50 days to complete the installation. Workers install pieces on roofs to receive solar energy. The lighting system and turbines on the Islands. A lamp run by the solar energy battery lightened at night.... [read more]

(VEN) - Vietnam won an Energy Globe Award 2012 from experts representing the United Nations, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), World Bank (WB), European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Seibersdorf Research Center, for its project on hybrid power system to supply power for Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and the DK1 marine defense platform in the East Sea. This national major project has been developed by the High Command of Navy and funded by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), with Solar BK importing, installing and operating equipment, training technicians and transferring technology. The project has been carried out on 48 islands of the Spratly Islands and the DK1 platform, ensuring an adequate power supply for soldiers and people in the area. Over 5,700 solar panels, over 120 wind turbines, over 4,000 batteries, and nearly 1,000 solar LED lights have been installed, providing 5,167kWh of electricity daily (about 155,000kWh monthly) for the entire Spratly Islands. The project has contributed to reducing CO2 emissions, one of the main causes of the greenhouse effect and climate change. It is estimated that the system saves over 620 liters of diesel fuel and cuts more than six tonnes of CO2 emissions daily. Over 1,000 projects and initiatives around the world annually compete for the awards in the Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth categories. This is the third time Vietnam won the award./. Lan Phuong... [read more]

Wind turbines on the Spratly Islands are part of a project which has won Vietnam the Energy Global Award for the third time Vietnam has for the third time received the Energy Globe Award for a clean energy and lighting project on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands off the south central coast. The project, called “Wind- and Solar Energy instead of Smelly Diesel Generators,” aims to provide 48 remote islands in the East Sea archipelago with "eco power", news website VietNamNet said in a Wednesday report. The energy supply system based on wind and solar power was built in 10 months under adverse weather conditions. So far, more than 5,700 solar power panels, 120 wind turbines, 4,000 batteries and nearly 1,000 LED lights using solar power, have been installed on the islands, the news website said. Nguyen Tuan Duong, a graduate of the Technical University of Ho Chi Minh City who studied electrical engineering at Sherbrooke University in Canada, came up with the project that he hoped would end the bad power supply situation in the Spratly Islands, which has so far relied on diesel generators, according to the Energy Globe organization. Since 2006, Duong has been the general manager of IDSE, an eco-energy company that was first established in 1975 as a research institute for renewable energies. The company aims to turn Vietnam into a pioneer for clean energy. The project is estimated to generate more than 5,167 kilowatt-hours every day in the islands, enough to meet daily use…... [read more]

Vietnam has received the Energy Globe Award 2012 for a project named “Hybrid power system to supply power for Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and the DK1 marine defense platform in the East Sea.” The project has been carried out on 48 islands of the Spratly Islands and the DK1 platform, ensures an adequate power supply for soldiers and people in the area. Over 5,700 solar panels, over 120 wind turbines, over 4,000 batteries, and nearly 1,000 solar LED lights have been installed, providing 5,167kWh of electricity per day (about 155,000kWh per month) for the entire Truong Sa Islands. The project also contributes to reducing CO2 emissions, one of the main causes of the greenhouse effect and climate change. It is estimated that the system saves over 620 liters of diesel fuel and cuts more than six tones of CO2 emissions per day. The project is developed by the High Command of Navy, funded by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam). The Energy Globe Awards celebrate the world’s best sustainability projects in association with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Bank (WB), The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), and Seibersdorf Research Center. It was initiated by Mr. Wolfgang Neumann, a wolf famous environmentalist, in 1999. Over 1,000 projects and initiatives around the world annually compete for the awards in the Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth categories. This is the third time Vietnam won this award. S. Tung... [read more]

Briefs of some of the leading news stories published today, June 23, in Tuoi Tre Newspaper: Politics -- At the reception for the visiting Speaker of the Upper House of Myanmar, Khin Aung Myint, in Hanoi yesterday, President Truong Tan Sang said he was extremely pleased at the fine developments in friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Myanmar in the recent past. He suggested that both countries continue to exchange visits at all levels and diversify relations to enhance mutual trust and understanding and seek out effective ways of boosting bilateral ties. Speaker Khin Aung Myint praised the positive changes in Vietnam in recent years, saying he was sure that Vietnam wopuld maintain a healthy macro economy and ensure social welfare. Society -- The Supreme People’s Court on Friday upheld the life sentence handed down to Tran Thuy Lieu, 41, on charges of murder. Lieu was given the sentence in her first instance trial on March 29, 2012 for burning her husband, Le Hoang Hung, who was a journalist at Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper. She later appealed for a slighter sentence but the appeal court turned down her appeal. The court also rejected the appeal by Hung’s mother who claimed Lieu might have been aided by someone in her crime. -- Police in Hanoi has proposed the local prosecutor’s office to indicted two young men, Ta Van Thanh, 25 and Ta Hai Ha, 20, for using explosives and other weapons to rob a gold shop in Ba Dinh District on…... [read more]




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