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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Naim inks MoU with Czech firm on hydropower development

KUCHING: Naim Engineering Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hydropol Project and Management on possible joint venture of suitable projects.

The MoU is also to focus on the development of micro and mini hydro technologies in Sarawak and other parts of Malaysia.

“The MoU is a significant step in facilitating generation of renewable energy via micro and mini hydro in the state,” said Naim senior project director Seah Boon Kee.

Hydropol Project and Management is part of the established Hydropol Group while Naim Engineering is one of Malaysia’s leading developers and contractors,

The signing ceremony was held in Prague.

Naim was represented by its group managing director Datuk Hasmi Hasnan while Hydropol by managing director Jan Tosnar.

One of the major players in international hydropower development, Hydropol focuses on hydropower development in all areas from greenfield projects and rehabilitation to engineering and financial structuring.

The company plans, builds, operates and finances small and medium hydropower plants and associated hydraulic structures such as dams, weirs and penstocks.

They also specialises in rehabilitating old mini hydro developments successfully in regions such as Europe, Indonesia and Korea.

Currently, there are various mini hydro developments around Sarawak and Hydropol would be embarking on surveys for hydropower development opportunities in Malaysia soon.

“Hydropol would allow us to better capitalise on the potential of renewable energy, something which is beneficial to the state in the long run,” said Seah.

Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing, Second Resource Planning and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Czech Republic Industry and Trade Deputy Minister Milan Hovorka.

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Tags / Keywords: Government , Sarawak , naim , MOU , hydropol , prague , hasmi


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