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Arup and ILF join forces to enhance pumped storage projects in the UK
12 October, 2023
Global sustainable development consultancy Arup and ILF Consulting Engineers have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at strengthening pumped storage projects in the UK. These projects include Coire Glas, Glenmuckloch, and up to 13 additional schemes in the pipeline.
Exploratory works start at Coire Glas pumped storage plant site in Scotland
19 December, 2022
Exploratory works have begun at the site of the UK’s first large-scale pumped storage hydropower scheme to be developed in 30 years – the planned 150MW Coire Glas scheme at Loch Lochy in the Great Glen in the Scottish Highlands.
Pumped storage development in Scotland
02 September, 2022
Pumped storage developments have been stalled in the UK for several decades, but exciting new developments are taking place in the Scottish Highlands.
Coire Glas tenders submitted
06 June, 2022
Plans for the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be built in the UK for more than 30 years has taken a major step forward as tenders have been received for the project’s main construction works.
Strabag selected for Coire Glas exploratory works
13 May, 2022
After a rigorous tendering process, SSE Renewables has selected Strabag UK to undertake the exploratory works for the 150MW Coire Glas project in Scotland, the first large-scale pumped hydro storage scheme to be built in the UK for more than 30 years.
Invitation to tender issued for Coire Glas main construction contracts
08 February, 2022
Six groups have been invited to submit tenders for construction of the proposed pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas, on the shores of Loch Lochy near Invergarry, Scotland – the first large-scale pumped hydro storage scheme to be built in the UK for more than 30 years.
Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
13 September, 2021
SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works for the proposed 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas in Scotland’s Great Glen.
Strabag Oman awarded new dam contracts
21 December, 2020
Strabag Oman LLC, a subsidiary of Strabag International GmbH, has been awarded contracts for two new flood protection dams in the Muscat Governorate.
Andritz to supply turbines to Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
03 October, 2019
Andritz has announced it has signed a contract – as part of a consortium with the European construction group Strabag – with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to supply and commission the entire electro and hydro-mechanical equipment for the Hatta pumped storage plant in Dubai.
Further tunneling work for Strabag on Chile’s Alto Maipo project
14 June, 2018
Construction group Strabag has been awarded an additional contract valued at €800 million for a further construction section at the 530MW Alto Maipo hydropower complex in Chile. The deal means Strabag has been contracted for €1.5 billion worth of work on the scheme.
Pipeline installation underway at Alto Maipo, Chile
07 June, 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.
Pöyry to work on Alto Maipo hydropower plant, Chile
06 February, 2017
Pöyry has won an engineering services assignment for the Alto Maipo hydropower project located in the Maipo river basin, Chile.
New pumped storage planned for Ireland
13 January, 2016
Plans have been announced for a new 360MW pumped storage plant at the former Silvermines mining site in north Tipperary, Ireland.
Consortium to build Vranduk plant, Bosnia-Herzegovina
11 January, 2016
A consortium led by Austrian group Strabag and including Croation company Končar is to build the 20MW Vranduk power plant on the river Bosna in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Pumped storage: underground challenges
02 July, 2014
As Europe’s push for wind and solar drives pumped storage, part of the design and maintenance challenge for hydro lies underground. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Pumped storage: the future in Germany
26 June, 2014
A recent study shows that pumped storage could reduce the need for new gas power plants in Germany and help with the integration of renewable energies from 2030.
North American Project of the Year – Niagara tunnel project
17 July, 2013
The Niagara tunnel project officially came into operation in March 2013, to provide renewable power to Ontario for the next 100 years. The project has been selected by International Water Power & Dam Construction as the North American project of the year for 2013. Michael Stewart, Ontario’s Senior Economic Officer in the UK, provides details on this impressive undertaking.
Niagara tunnel project complete
08 April, 2013
The Niagara Tunnel project has been successfully completed in Ontario – the largest hydroelectric project to come into service in the Canadian province for the past 50 years the government has announced.
Boring issues at Vianden
05 March, 2013
The capacity of the Vianden pumped storage plant in Luxembourg has been increased. A newly developed raise boring rig was used to build a vertical pressure shaft at the project.
26 December, 2012