December 2015, Thailand

AIT alumnus Mr. Hirofumi Kasa, International Business Development Director, J-Power and Mr. Saku Moriyama, Senior Professional Engineer and Senior Manager, Business Development, J-Power visited AIT Consulting, now AIT Solutions (AITS) in December 2015 to explore collaboration opportunities. They met with AITS’s Mr. Thaung Htut Aung, Deputy Projects Director, Mr. Keerati Tunthasuwattana, Senior Manager, and Ms. Rakdao Pakdisi, Business Development Manager. AITS Executive Director Dr. Naveed Anwar, who was attending a conference in San Francisco also participated in the meeting through teleconference call.

The two organizations presented their areas of expertise and several salient projects, and discussed how they can work together. J-Power, Japan’s state-owned enterprise established in 1952, owns and operates transmission lines and power stations, serving 10 regional electric power companies in Japan. It also operates 7 coal-fired power station and 6 major hydro power plants. J- Power also has a global business in engineering since the 1960s. In Thailand, it has been involved in about 40 engineering projects focusing mainly on provision of technical services and power plant operation.

AIT Solutions is one of the several initiatives of the AIT designed to contribute towards sustainable development of the region through deeper and expanded engagement and delivery of AIT’s research, knowledge, and expertise. It provides an interface between the vast knowledge base in AIT with that of the needs of the society, through a varied range services in technology, engineering, environment, development, and management.

J-Power and AITS are exploring the possibilities to jointly organize a seminar to promote knowledge and practice in the area of power generation.