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Dhaka Monday,  Mar 2, 2015
ABB is one of the leading engineering companies in the offering state of the art power & automation solutions to industries and utilities with a declared mission of minimizing environmental impact and maximizing efficiency. The company organized seminars on 17th and 18th February in Dhaka. ABB faculties from around the world – Finland, Germany, Italy, India, Australia and Dubai – apart from the companies local technical experts dwelt upon the... »

Power Sector

Orgenergostroy to engineering survey at Rooppur Nuclear site

nuclear-power-unit-in-2014 “Orgenergostroy”, a Russian based company won the tender and will conduct engineering survey, monitor the environment and develop project documents for the Rooppur NPP site. The work is expected to be completed by September 15, 2015. The tender was floated by Atomenergoproekt, sister concern of Rosatom and an engineering company... »

Gas Sector

Conoco, Statoil get 3 offshore blocks

offshore The Cabinet Committee on Government Economic affairs on Wednesday approved a proposal of Petrobangla to award three deep-sea gas blocks to the US-based ConocoPhillips and Norway-based Statoil ASA for exploring oil and gas in the Bay of Bengal. The approval was given at its regular meeting with the Finance Minister... »


Is Oil Returning To $100 Or Dropping To $10?

oilprice If you have been following the price of oil over the last few months, the chances are you’re a little confused. On the one hand you have the likes of A. Gary Shilling who, in this Bloomberg article, loudly trumpets the prospect of oil at $10/Barrel, and on the other... »

EB Reports

“Rosatom” science booklet on nuclear energy at Book Fair

February 26, 2015, Dhaka – A popular science illustrated booklet with basic facts about atomic energy in Bangla was unveiled by Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom at Omor Ekushey Book Fair at Bangla Academy. The presentation of the booklet was supported by the Ministry of the Science and Technology, Bangladesh... »

Green Pages

$100m scheme for clean stoves

stove The government has made a commitment to invest around US$100 million in promoting clean-cooking stove to check women’s health hazard and protect environment with support from local and foreign development partners. The investment will involve formulation of a policy-guideline to promote improved cooking stoves, known as “Bondhu Chula,” popularize the... »

Coal Sector

Asia Energy Plans To Pull Out

Govt in difficulty to scrap deal on Phulbari coal mine

abGCM The government does not have any short-cut option to stop the activities of Asia Energy, now renamed as Global Coal Management (GCM) in Phulbari of Dinajpur, unless it refunds the money the company has already invested to develop the coal mine, observed the Law Ministry. The Law Ministry made the... »

Something to Say

Back To Basics: Why Conventional Drilling Makes Sense in 2015

estern refinary This New Year, an old trend may become a new trend as conventional drilling in North America is once again in the spotlight at a time when oil prices continue their slump and the unconventional becomes increasingly uneconomical. Advanced horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking for extraction is much more expensive... »


British ‘chocolate greenhouse’ saving the world’s cocoa

LONDON, Feb 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) – Chocolate lovers take heart: a steamy greenhouse near London is helping to ensure that cocoa crops globally remain disease-free and bountiful to cope with the growing appetite for sweet treats. On a winter morning, the temperature is a chilly eight degrees Celsius but inside... »