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GE to supply turbines to Nachtigal, Cameroon
26 February, 2019
GE Renewable Energy (GE) is to provide seven 60MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon in an $87million contract awarded by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC).
Final agreements signed to build Nachtigal project, Cameroon
14 November, 2018
EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon have signed final and binding agreements for the construction of the 420MW Nachtigal hydroelectric project in Cameroon.
The second phase
12 November, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II
EDF invests in GIBB Power
11 October, 2018
EDF has announced that it has agreed to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering in the energy sector, including hydropower.
Engineering studies complete for Hatta plant, Dubai
16 July, 2018
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the engineering studies for the 250MW hydroelectric power station in Hatta, which will use the water stored in the Hatta Dam.
HydroQuest and CMN set out plans to commission tidal turbine in spring 2019
07 June, 2018
French turbine manufacturer HydroQuest and its equity partner CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) are to set up, commission, and connect the HydroQuest Ocean turbine generator to the grid at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site in the spring of 2019.
EDF to install Eco-flow Turbinator
15 November, 2017
The Turbinator is a compact small hydro turbine with an integrated permanent magnetised generator. Following successful installations in Norway, CleanPower is now focusing on the market of European eco-flow releases. French energy company EDF has selected it for the upgrade of the eco-flow release on the Raviège dam in the Tarn region in South-West France, the installation is expected to start test production during the first half of 2018.
DEWA reports on Hatta engineering studies
26 October, 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has provided an update on plans for a 250MW pumped storage project at Hatta dam, announcing that 14% of the engineering studies have been completed.
IHA Board election results announced
03 September, 2017
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the results of the 2017-2019 IHA Board elections.
Construction starts at Cherbourg tidal turbine plant
21 July, 2017
Construction officially started today on a tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg, representing a decisive step in the development of tidal energy in France and around the world according to the developers.
EDF wins contract for first pumped storage project in Arabian Gulf
14 June, 2017
France’s EDF has been awarded a AED 58 million consultancy contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the 250MW pumped storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam – the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf.
2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May, 2017
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association.
Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
12 August, 2016
Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced the cancellation of licences for the 8000MW São Luiz do Tapajós dam project in the Amazon over concerns about environmental and social impacts.
Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
06 June, 2016
OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array, ready for connection to the grid over the summer.
Big in Africa
17 May, 2016
Details on 10 of the largest hydropower projects in Africa, from ageing projects through to those still in development stage. Listed in alphabetical order.
Study identifies huge potential for pumped storage in Europe
03 May, 2016
Around 2291GWh of pumped storage hydropower could be generated from development-ready sites with existing reservoirs in the EU-15, Norway and Switzerland, a new study has found.
A fair share: sharing the waters of multipurpose reservoirs
19 April, 2016
The multipurpose functions of reservoirs can create competition and conflict, prompting an increasing need for wise stewardship of global water resources. Sharing the water uses of multipurpose hydropower reservoirs is now the focal point of a framework recently produced by Electricite de France and the World Water Council. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Andritz to supply La Coche extension
01 February, 2016
Andritz Hydro is to supply a 240MW turbine generator unit for the extension of the La Coche pumped storage power station in France in a EUR 25 million deal from Electricité de France (EDF).
First OpenHydro tidal turbine deployed at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site
21 January, 2016
OpenHydro has announced that the first of its two tidal turbines destined for EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal development has been successfully deployed.
IHA members re-elected to governing board of World Water Council
18 November, 2015
Representatives of IHA corporate members EDF and K-Water have been re-elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors. The newly elected representatives, Ursat Xavier from EDF and K-Water’s Choi Gweyoon, will serve on the board for three years.