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Study underway for Bumbuna phase II, Sierra Leone
28 November, 2011
Work has started on the bankable feasibility study for the second phase of the Bumbuna hydroelectric project in Sierra Leone, local media has reported.

Efficiency focus
03 November, 2011
While agriculture in many regions is served by irrigation and more projects are built or modernised, water availability and its efficient use are of increasing concern, as Patrick Reynolds reports

Sizing up African hydro
04 October, 2011
A wide range of project sizes are under development in Africa from the mid-range Ruzizi project to large schemes like the Mandaya-Beko Abo and Millennium projects. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Old and new at Waldeck
15 April, 2011
With the liberalisation of the electricity market and the rapid expansion of wind power, increasing use is being made of pumped storage power plants to provide balancing power. This is creating a favourable climate for investment in the preservation of existing and the construction of new plants of this type. Martin Rau from E.ON Wasserkraft explains how the combined refurbishment and rebuild project at Waldeck pumped storage plant in Germany has helped to secure efficient plant operation for another generation

Norconsult-Lahmeyer JV to continue work on Nepal’s largest hydro project
08 February, 2011
Norconsult of Norway, in a joint venture with Lahmeyer International of Germany, is to further continue its work as advisor to the development of 456MW Upper Tamakoshi hydrelectric project in Nepal, following the signing of a new contract at the end of last year.

Multiple benefits
20 September, 2010
Hydro and multipurpose projects are being sought more due to climate concerns and are vital in regions of high water stress, such as Ethiopia. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Creating Kárahnjúkar
01 April, 2010
A remote wilderness region of eastern Iceland is the scene of the Kárahnjúkar hydro power project

Chinese investment in African hydro
06 November, 2009
China is developing a series of major dam projects in Africa, including the Bui dam in Ghana and Tekeze project in Ethiopia. Neil Ford investigates the strategy behind these new developments

Ecuador takes bids for Zamora catchment studies
27 May, 2009
The Government of Ecuador has received bids from seven consultant parties to perform studies on the hydro power potential of the Zamora catchment.

Ukraine interested in Rogun
10 December, 2008
Bilateral co-operation talks have raised the possibility of Ukraine participating in the completion of the Rogun project in Tajikistan.

Grand Inga comes one step closer
18 June, 2008
As worldwide attention focused on the Grand Inga scheme during a recent meeting held in London, UK, Neil Ford investigates just how close the 40GW project is to becoming a reality

Onwards and upwards
04 June, 2008
Construction of the Rogun hydroelectric project was suspended after the break-up of the former Soviet Union, but work at the site in Tajikistan is expected to be resumed in the near future. Roland Schmidt reports on the challenge of completing this complex project

Inga project talks draws governments, banks
22 April, 2008
Talks in London on taking forward the 40GW Grand Inga scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have drawn participants from governments, banks, energy and mining companies, consultants and equipment suppliers, and could also give a boost to the 4,320MW Inga III project.

Green light for Omkareshwar
14 September, 2007
Through the intervention of India's Supreme Court at a crucial juncture, one more dam-based hydroelectric project in India - the 520MW Omkareshwar scheme - gets ready for commissioning

Rusal says no change in Rogun involvement despite Tajik reports
31 August, 2007
Rusal, the Russian federal aluminium producer, said there was no official change in its involvement in developing the Rogun hydro complex following reports that the Tajikistan government had terminated the deal.

Unlocking African hydro potential
04 July, 2007
IWP&DC has reported on various potential African hydro schemes over the past few years. In this news insight, Neil Ford investigates which schemes are likely to be developed and looks at the major trends in hydro sector development on the continent

Tunnelling equipment - digging deep, breaking records
24 April, 2007
Tunnelling has come a long way since the pioneering days of the 'Hydro Boys*', the drill-and-blast heroes of the Scottish Highlands. Construction of today's water power tunnels uses a sophisticated array of machines where virtually no underground obstacle is insurmountable. Chris Webb reviews some recent developments

Baglihar decision - an end to the dispute?
19 March, 2007
I M Sahai asks whether a recent decision by a World Bank appointed expert on the future of the controversial Baglihar dam will bring an end to the 15-year dispute between India and Pakistan

Bhasha dam contractor blacklisted
14 November, 2006
The World Bank has blacklisted a German contractor working on Pakistan's Bhasha dam, plunging the project into jeopardy.

The Baglihar dispute
16 August, 2006
I M Sahai investigates India and Pakistan's 14 year dispute over the Baglihar hydroelectric project

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