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New guide to digital twins calls for industry to avoid mistakes that beset BIM
28 April, 2021
A new guide to digital twins in construction and infrastructure has been developed to show the industry how to make the most of the technology while avoiding the pitfalls that originally beset the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Construction commences on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
28 April, 2021
Genex Power Limited has given the go ahead for construction to proceed on two key contracts for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project (K2 Hydro).

Maintaining the path to safety
27 April, 2021
Effective and regular maintenance practices are an important component of good dam safety programmes. Any existing structural deficiencies or delays will create additional vulnerabilities as extreme weather events become more commonplace with climate change. Report by Suzanne Pritchard.

Bolina trials new boom to protect critical infrastructure
27 April, 2021
Bolina, an Ecocoast company, has announced it is launching a new debris boom to protect critical infrastructure, including hydraulic structures.

Key milestone for Changlongshan pumped storage station, China
27 April, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation has announced it has successfully completed 24-hour testing of the first 500kV main power transformer at the Changlongshan pumped storage power station, with the unit now ready for commissioning

DOE kicks off 100-day plan to address cybersecurity risk to electricity operations
26 April, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an initiative to enhance the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems (ICS) and secure the energy sector supply chain, as part of the Biden Administration's effort to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated threats

Canal & River Trust adopts satellite-based dam monitoring system
26 April, 2021
The Canal & River Trust has subscribed to the newly launched iDMS tool, which combines reservoir expertise and digital ecosystem services from Binnie’s with unique geospatial artificial intelligence techniques from Rezatec to monitor critical reservoir infrastructure.

Axpo to launch hydrogen initiative at Swiss hydro plant
26 April, 2021
Axpo has announced details of a hydrogen production facility at the Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant in Switzerland, the first of several that Axpo said it will commission in the coming years.

AFRY to advise EBRD on sustainable energy projects
23 April, 2021
AFRY has been selected as one of the framework consultants to provide the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with advisory services on project preparation stages for the coming three years.

Aerospace and wind energy technology adopted for tidal turbine foils
22 April, 2021
Sustainable Marine has announced it is adopting cutting-edge aerospace and wind energy technology in a new project to drive the evolution of tidal turbine foils (blades).

New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
22 April, 2021
To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river system biodiversity while generating renewable energy, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new How-to Guide on Hydropower Biodiversity and Invasive Species.

On the way to fish-friendly hydropower
22 April, 2021
Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish more effectively than conventional ones. A research team at the Technical University of Munich has systematically studied how different types of power plants affect various fish species and their habitats. They say their detailed findings can improve future planning as well as retrofitting of existing plants.

Mocean Energy unveils wave energy prototype
21 April, 2021
Wave power specialist Mocean Energy has unveiled its Blue X wave energy prototype, due to undergo sea trials in Orkney next month.

GE Power Conversion to equip Reißeck II+ pumped storage plant
21 April, 2021
GE Power Conversion has been selected by Verbund to equip the new Reißeck II+ pumped storage power plant, located between the Großer Mühldorfer See and Kleiner Mühldorfer See reservoirs in Kärnten, Austria.

Uzbekhydroenergo and EDF explore plans for collaboration
20 April, 2021
Uzbekistan’s state hydropower developer Uzbekhydroenergo (UGE) and French generating firm EDF could work together on the development of the first pumped storage project in Uzbekistan after reaching preliminary agreements on operational ventures and organizational collaboration at a recent meeting.

Andritz to rehabilitate Carillon’s hydraulic passages
20 April, 2021
Andritz has been contracted by Hydro-Québec, Canada, to rehabilitate the hydraulic passages of the Carillon generating station on the Ottawa River, Canada. This order follows the recent contract from Hydro-Québec for the first phase to complete the re-equipment of six 54MW turbine/generator units of this plant.

Chelan PUD to supply additional hydropower to Avista
16 April, 2021
Avista and Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) have announced they have finalized a contract for renewable hydropower from two PUD hydro projects on the Columbia River in Washington state, US.

Major refurbishment for E.B Campbell station, Canada
16 April, 2021
Canadian utility SaskPower has announced it is carrying out a thorough and comprehensive refurbishment at the 289MW E.B. Campbell hydroelectric station on the Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan, Canada.



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