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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.

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.

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.

TBMs take center stage
27 September, 2011
Here we take a look at some of the latest hydro schemes under development where a tunnel boring machine (TBM) is playing a starring role

Nearing breakthrough at Niagara
21 February, 2011
Richard Everdell is the project director for Ontario Power Generation’s Niagara tunnel project. He gives IWP&DC an update on how work is progressing

Niagara progress
10 August, 2010
Progress is pushing ahead on OPG’s Niagara power tunnel after earlier geological difficulties. By Patrick Reynolds

Focus on refurbishment
08 July, 2010
Over the past few years there have been some impressive refurbishment projects undertaken in the hydro power and dams industry. Here, IWP&DC presents details on 10 of the most interesting and innovative projects underway or recently completed in North America

Properly equipped
02 March, 2010
IWP&DC presents details on the latest equipment available on the market for tunnelling work at hydro power projects

New tunnel to optimize hydro potential at Niagara
27 May, 2009
Ontario Power Generation’s Niagara tunnel project includes the planning, design and construction of a 10.2km long, 12.7m internal diameter tunnel and associated facilities to divert an additional 500m3/sec of water from the Niagara river upstream from the Horseshoe Falls to the existing Sir Adam Beck generating stations near Queenston. The design/build contractor, Strabag, is using the world’s largest hardrock tunnel boring machine to excavate the tunnel. By Richard A Everdell

Synchronized tunnelling at Niagara
14 May, 2007
A number of operations are being carried out simultaneously to save time during construction of Ontario Power Generation's Niagara Tunnel project

Niagara's new addition
21 September, 2005
A 10.4km tunnel is being constructed to supply additional water from above Niagara Falls to Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric complex in Ontario, Canada

Twin role for drilling rigs
04 October, 2002
Drilling rigs are aiding earthmoving operations involving 600,000m3 of rock per month at the twin Borcka and Muratli dams in Turkey

Birecik: a role model for private companies
16 April, 2001
The Birecik hydro power project in Turkey demonstrates the effective role private companies can play in the planning, financing and construction of hydro power plants

Asphalt concrete cores for embankment dams
10 February, 2000
More than 70 embankment dams with asphalt concrete cores are currently at the design stage, under construction or in operation worldwide. Helge Saxegaard gives a brief historic background to this type of dam

Contractors move in to Goldisthal
09 July, 1998

Diverting the Yellow River
12 January, 1998
The future development of the Yellow River in China depends on the Xiaolangdi multipurpose dam site. Li Qiyou, Wang Xianru, Lin Xiushan and Zoltán V. Solymár* discuss how well this important project is progressing.

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