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Meet the movers and shakers of Asia’s thriving power industry at the Asian Power Awards 2014

The Oscars of the power industry is now on its 10th year.

Over a hundred executives and key industry players gathered yesterday for the awards night held at Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This year’s awards recognized the best projects in seventeen categories. 

Nominations were judged by John Yeap, Partner, Head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons; John Goss, Managing Director of Ceejay International Ltd; and Andrew Bedford, Global Function Leader of KBC Advanced Technology Pte Ltd.

According to Asian Power publisher Tim Charlton, “It has been ten years since we first organized the Asian Power Awards, and we have witnessed tremendous growth in the region in the past 10 years. Tonight we are here to recognize the best achievements and projects as well as name the key players who bested others in a drive for efficiency and productivity in the power sector.”

Sarawak Energy CEO Datuk Torstein Dale Sjøtveit bagged the coveted CEO of the Year award for his outstanding work in one of Malaysia’s leading power firms.

“I am honoured to have been able to lead Sarawak Energy in this period of great transformation. We acknowledge that there is a lot more to be done and an even bigger responsibility that comes our way. This award is a much appreciated acknowledgement of our achievements so far and I’m sure it will drive us to greater heights,” he stated.

The full list of winners is available below:

Solar Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Pratapgarh Solar Power Project, ICML powered by Integrated Coal Mining Limited
  • Silver – Sacasol powered by Bronzeoak Philippines, ThomasLloyd & OWL Group
  • Bronze - Solar Photovoltaic Commercial Rooftop Project powered by Thai Solar Energy Public Co., Ltd.

Biomass Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Korea Southern Power Company Limited for their work on the Namjeju Bio-fuel Oil Power Plant
  • Silver - Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited for their work on the Sang-am District Heating and Cooling Plant, Korea District Heating Corp

Wind Power Project of the Year 

  • Gold – Jeneponto 1 powered by Indo Wind Power Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Coal Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Haldia Energy Limited’s 2 X 300 MW Thermal Power Project, Haldia, East Medinipur, West Bengal, India
  • Silver - Taiwan Power Company’s New Coal Ash Materials Applied to Coastal Construction of Taichung Thermal Power Plant
  • Bronze – Victaulic’s Manjung 4, Malaysia

Gas Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - District Heat Conversion of KOWEPO Seoinchon GTCC powered by Korea Western Power Co,. Ltd.
  • Silver - EGAT Chana 2 combined cycle power plant in Southern Thailand powered by Siemens
  • Bronze - First Combined-Cycle Power Plant (“CCPP”) in Singapore Fully Fuelled by LNG powered by PacificLight Power Pte Ltd

Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year

  • Gold - APR Energy’s Kyaukse Power Project (Myanmar)
  • Silver – Siemens’ "KOSPO Andong Combined Cycle Plant in South Korea"
  • Bronze – Victaulic’s Manjung 4, Malaysia

Environmental Upgrade of the Year

  • Gold - Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., for relocating an entire combined cycle power plant
  • Silver - Sesa Sterlite Limited for retrofitting of electrostatic precipitator to hybrid electrostatic precipitator
  • Bronze - Taiwan Power Company for applying new coal ash materials for the coastal construction of Taichung Thermal Power Plant

Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year

  • Gold - CLP Power Hong Kong Limited’s Chun Yat Street 132kV Substation
  • Silver - Alstom Grid Pte Ltd.’s Smart Digital Substation in Meralco, Philippines
  • Bronze - Taiwan Power Company’s Da-An Extra High Voltage Substation Construction Projects

Power Plant Upgrade of the Year

  • Gold - Siemens for the successful performance of inspections and overhauls for six units within 15 months in First Gen Santa Rita and San Lorenzo plants
  • Silver - Korea Western Power Co,. Ltd. for the district heat conversion of KOWEPO Seoinchon GTCC
  • Bronze - Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited for their work on China Nan Yang Yahekou Power Plant

Innovative Power Technology of the Year
Gold - Alstom Grid Pte Ltd. for their Smart Digital Substation in Meralco, Philippines

  • Silver - Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited for their work on China Huadian Jiangsu Wang Ting Power Plant
  • Bronze – Southern Generating Station, CESC Limited for their project Micro Hydel Units (3 x 15 Kw) to extract waste energy from Condenser Cooling Water return to River

Smart Grid Project of the Year

  • Gold - Singapore Power for completing nationwide deployment of deregulated energy services for commercial & industrial customers in Singapore
  • Silver - Alstom Grid Pte Ltd. for their Smart Digital Substation in Meralco, Philippines

Information Technology Project of the Year

  • Gold - Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s Outage Management System
  • Silver - Taiwan Power Company’s project entitled “A Novel Visualization Technique for Rapidly Identifying Power System Islands and Boundaries”

Power Utility of the Year - Malaysia

  • Sarawak Energy Berhad

Power Retailer of the Year - Singapore

  • Diamond Energy Supply Pte Ltd

Power Utility of the Year - Thailand

  • Thai Solar Energy Public Co., Ltd.

Power Utility of the Year - India

  • Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd

Independent Power Producer of the Year

  • Gold - CGN Meiya Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Silver - Thai Solar Energy Public Co., Ltd.
  • Bronze - San Carlos Solar Energy (SaCaSol)

CEO of the Year

  • Datuk Torstein Dale Sjøtveit

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