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CorPower invests in wave energy project in northern Portugal
08 July, 2020
CorPower Ocean is investing €16 million into a R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for Wave Energy Converters in Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal, with the location chosen to support CorPower’s flagship demonstration project HiWave-5, and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy farms.

World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb
07 July, 2020
The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan.

Major refurbishment of historic UK hydro station complete
07 July, 2020
A 1.1m refurbishment of the historic Stonebyres hydroelectric power station on the banks of the River Clyde, near Lanark has been completed by energy company Drax Group ahead of the project’s 100th anniversary.

First units in operation at Wudongde
06 July, 2020
The first units at the 10.2GW Wudongde hydropower plant in China began operating successfully on 29 June 2020, with the project on target to have all 12 850MW units in operation in 2021.

AFRY wins contract deal on Daimer Basha dam project, Pakistan
03 July, 2020
AFRY, as a member of the Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG), has been awarded the contract for consultancy services for the Diamer Basha Dam Project. The deals includes construction design, construction supervision and contract administration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2030.

Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydro plant commissioned in Russia
02 July, 2020
All three units at the Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydropower plant in Russia were successfully commissioned at the end of June by technology group Voith, utilising remote assistance due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant
01 July, 2020
Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in the next three months, with Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) extending the validity of its offer for a long-term concessional debt facility for the Project of up to $610 million to 30 September 2020.

India and Bhutan sign concession agreement for Kholongchhu project
30 June, 2020
Plans for the 600MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project In Bhutan are moving forward, with the Royal Government of Bhutan and Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited signing a concession agreement for the project yesterday.

Andritz to equip Kiru project, India
29 June, 2020
Andritz is to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the 624MW Kiru run-of-river hydropower plant on the Chenab River in Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The contract, valued at over €50 million, was awarded by Indian utility company Chenab Valley Power Projects.

Proposals invited for Independent Engineer for Ruzizi II project
29 June, 2020
An invitation for proposal has been released for Independent Engineer on the Ruzizi III hydropower project. The project is being developed by Ruzizi III Energy Limited on the boundary of Rwanda and DRC as a public-private partnership.

The economic X-factor
29 June, 2020
If elected later this year, the Liberal National Party in Australia plans to build Queensland’s biggest-ever drought-busting infrastructure project. Deb Frecklington MP says that without water security much of the region will not have a viable economic future, and explains how the New Bradfield Scheme will give Queensland the economic X-factor.

Applications open for women in hydropower mentoring scheme
29 June, 2020
A mentoring scheme for women in hydropower is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 year.



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