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Reservoir filling starts at Neelum Jhelum
17 October, 2017
Reservoir filling has started at the 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower...
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SMEC engaged on Queensland dam project
Monday, October 02, 2017 SMEC has been commissioned by Seqwater to undertake environmental and regulatory approvals for the Six Mile Creek Dam Upgrade project, located at Lake Macdonald, west of Noosa in Queensland.

Construction starts on 16GW Baihetan project, China
Friday, August 04, 2017 Construction has started on the 16GW Baihetan hydropower project on China’s Jinsha River – expected to be the world’s second largest hydropower plant once complete in 2022.

AES Gener looking for new contractor for Alto Maipo as costs rise
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 AES Gener has said it expects costs to rise on the 531MW Alto Maipo hydropower project in Chile, as the company looks to find a new contractor following termination of a...

Construction plans for Lake Oroville spillways project approved
Thursday, July 27, 2017 California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced it has received final approval to proceed with its 2017 construction plan for the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency...

UK’s first Kobelco CKE2500G-2 helps deliver hydro project
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Kent-based Hawks Crane Hire has used the UK’s first Kobelco CKE2500G-2 crane to help deliver the Sandford Lock Hydro scheme, at the Lasher Weir on the River Thames near Oxford.

WAPDA gives updates on major projects
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has provided updates on development of a number of major hydropower projects in the country.

Sarawak Energy awards Baleh civil works to China-Sarawak JV
Thursday, July 06, 2017 Sarawak Energy Berhad has awarded the main civil works contract for the 1285MW Baleh Hydroelectric Project in Malaysia to a joint venture of China Gezhouba Group Company Limited...

Shuakhevi project completed in Georgia
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Indian power company Tata Power has announced that Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL) - its joint venture with Norway's Clean Energy Invest AS Norway and the World Bank’s IFC...

Swiss small hydro scheme inaugurated
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Alpiq has announced that the 2.6MW Cotlan hydropower plant in the Swiss canton of Glarus has been officially inaugurated.

Pipeline installation underway at Alto Maipo, Chile
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Work is currently underway on the installation of a 1600mm pipeline at the Alto Maipo hydropower complex in Chile, with completion expected in September 2017.

$4.4 million contract awarded for Hyatt Dam modifications
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Hyatt Dam in Oregon, US, is to be modified to limit the risk of internal erosion in the structure, with Suulutaaq, Inc recently awarded a $4.4 million contract for the work by the...

New hydro plans for existing infrastructure in the Philippines
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 New hydropower projects could be built on both existing and future irrigation schemes in the Philippines, under plans unveiled by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

Construction starts on Philippines small hydro plant
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Pure Meridian Hydropower Corp. (PMHC) – a joint venture of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) with Repower Energy Development Corp. (REDC) – has broken ground on a new 3MW hydropower plant...

TBM breakthrough achieved ahead of schedule at Laos hydro scheme
Monday, March 27, 2017 A major milestone has been reached at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project in southern Laos with completion of the 11.5km long headrace tunnel excavation more than three...

Soubre dam production to start soon
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Production is expected to begin next month at the 2275MW Soubre dam in the Ivory Coast, after construction of the dam project was completed ahead of schedule.

Neelum-Jhelum tunnels near completion
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Tunnelling work at the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project in Pakistan is expected to be completed in April this year, the Express Tribune has reported, marking a major milestone...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Iberdrola’s Gouvães plant, Portugal
Thursday, January 12, 2017 A consoritum headed by Ferrovial Agroman, and including local firm MSF, is to build the 800MW Gouvães hydroelectric power plant on the River Tâmega in Northern Portugal in a €80...

Agreement reached to complete Muskrat Falls work
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Construction work on the powerhouse and intake civil works for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada is set to go ahead falling...

New small hydro plants for Peru
Friday, November 04, 2016 Construction work has begun on a $140 million project to build six small hydroelectric plants in the Ancash region of Peru.

Nedre Røssåga opens following extensive renovation
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Statkraft has officially reopened its Nedre Røssåga hydropower station in Nordland, Norway, following an extensive NOK 2 billion four-year renovation and expansion project which...

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