Thailand

General Motors Thailand is driving new standards in environmental efficiency at its Rayong powertrain manufacturing facility.
Norway’s Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has announced it will deliver 72-MW of its high efficiency solar panels for the construction of six solar farms in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom and Suphan Buri provinces.
Thai Tap Water Supply Plc (TTW), Thailand’s largest non-state producer of drinking water, has announced plans to invest 23.8 billion baht (USD798 million) over five years to expand its business into other Southeast Asian countries. The company says it is studying businesses opportunities in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia.
The Thai Government has decided to scrap construction of the proposed Kaeng Suea Ten Dam, which is one of the projects included under a 350 billion bhat (USD11.7 billion) plan to build infrastructure to control flooding in the Chao Praya River basin.
Hong Kong-based Symbior Energy has signed an agreement with Chinese solar PV manufacturer Phono Solar to jointly develop 40-MW solar power generating capacity in Thailand.  
Buddha sits out Thai flooding
February 21, 2013
The Thai government faces a legal challenge to the bidding procedures for a THB350 billion (USD11.7 billion) water-management scheme – drawn up in the wake of massive flooding in 2011 - over concerns about the likelihood of corruption in the contract process. The major elements of the scheme have also been criticized by a Japanese expert as being unnecessary, which will reinforce local concerns that – like many major infrastructure projects in Thailand – it is a boondoggle designed to line the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats.
Pressure to speed up the introduction of NGV (natural gas buses) fleets for Bangkok has been put to the Thai government, who say it will by done by year-end. The chairman of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority’s labor union told ministry of transport officials that older NGV machines were out of order and fleets had been in use for over 17 years.
Turnkey solar power solution provider Conergy AG has won orders to build three power plants in Thailand with a total capacity of 31.5-MW.
Laos has signed a land deal for a 390-MW hydroelectric project in the south of the country to supply electricity to Thailand. While final decisions are still awaited for the Xayaburi Dam project, the new USD1.25 billion project in Attapeu and Champassak provinces is expected to start in July.
Alstom and Sumitomo Corporation, have won a contract to build the 850-MW North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) block 2 and supply its equipment.