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SMEC appointed by Malawi Northern Region Water Board for Lunyangwa Dam safety enhancement
08 December, 2023
In a project aimed at fortifying the safety and reliability of the Lunyangwa Dam, the Malawi Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has enlisted the services of SMEC (to develop a comprehensive Dam Safety Management Plan. The initiative is part of the NRWB Water Efficiency Project, funded by a loan from the European Investment Bank.

TotalEnergies joins CorPower Ocean’s Pilot Access Program
07 December, 2023
TotalEnergies, the French multi-energy major, has entered into CorPower Ocean's Pilot Access Program to assess the potential of an innovative anchored Wave Energy Converter (WEC). CorPower Ocean's WEC utilizes a gearbox to convert wave motion into rotational motion, generating electricity through internal generators within the buoy.

Flovel commissions Upper Suri Khola hydropower project, Nepal
07 December, 2023
Flovel has announced the successful commissioning of the Upper Suri Khola Hydropower Project in Gaurishankar, Dolakha, Nepal. The 2 x 3.5 MW project was commissioned and synchronized to the grid on November 25, 2023, and has now been officially handed over to the client, Makar Jitumaya Suri Hydropower Ltd, for commercial operation.

Student Energy and IHA collaborate to empower youth in sustainable hydropower integration
06 December, 2023
Eddie Rich, CEO of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), and Helen Watts, Executive Director of Student Energy, officially sealed a transformative partnership during the COP28 Summit focused on engaging youth in the essential role of sustainable hydropower development as part of the sustainable energy transition.

Major rehabilitation commences on Toachi-Alluriquín tunnel, Ecuador
06 December, 2023
The Electric Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC EP) has initiated crucial repair work on the Toachi-Alluriquín headrace tunnel, a pivotal component of the Toachi Pilatón hydroelectric project. This project, a key aspect of Ecuador's new hydroelectric generation complex, is slated to contribute 254.4MW of power to the National Interconnected System (SNI).

November update for Snowy 2.0 confirms hydro unit production in full swing
05 December, 2023
In a monthly project update on the Snowy 2.0 project, Hamish Pryor, Construction Director, has confirmed that the manufacturing of six pumped hydro units for the 2200MW power station, a crucial component of the Australian project, is currently in full swing at Voith Hydro's global facility in Shanghai, China.

Bursa Carbon Exchange signs collaboration deal at COP28, paving the way for Renewable Energy Certificates
04 December, 2023
Bursa Carbon Exchange (BCX), a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, sealed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) with Sarawak Energy Berhad, the Hydropower Sustainability Alliance (HSA), and the I-REC Standard Foundation during the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Plans to expand southeast Asia's largest floating solar plant advance
04 December, 2023
Masdar has announced it has signed agreements to collaborate with Indonesia's state-owned utility company, PLN, to move ahead with major development plans for Southeast Asia's largest floating solar power plant and explore green hydrogen opportunities.

Masdar and EDF forge partnership with Kyrgyz Republic for 3.6GW of hydropower and renewable projects
04 December, 2023
During COP28 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar), in collaboration with EDF, has inked an agreement with the Ministry of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic to explore the development of hydropower and renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of up to 3.6GW.

Global pledge on renewables and energy efficiency launched at COP28
04 December, 2023
The World Climate Action Summit in Dubai witnessed a significant milestone on Saturday as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen launched the Global Pledge on Renewables and Energy Efficiency. In collaboration with the COP28 Presidency and joined by representatives from 118 countries, this groundbreaking initiative sets global targets to triple the installed capacity of renewable energy to at least 11TW and double the rate of global energy efficiency improvements from roughly 2% to an annual figure of 4% by 2030.

BHA Awards honour outstanding achievements in hydropower
01 December, 2023
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) unveiled the victors of the BHA Awards at its Annual Dinner during the Annual Conference this week.

Specific procurement notice released for Transmission Lines & Substations Works contract for Mpatamanga hydro project, Malawi
01 December, 2023
Specific procurement notice (SPN) – EPC3

Specific procurement notice released for Electro-Mechanical Works contract for Mpatamanga hydro project, Malawi
01 December, 2023
Specific procurement notice (SPN) – EPC2

Specific procurement notice released for Civil Works contract for Mpatamanga hydro project, Malawi
01 December, 2023

SJVN's Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project achieves commercial generation milestone
30 November, 2023
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of SJVN, has announced the successful commencement of commercial operations for the first unit of the 60MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project in Uttarakhand, India.

Federal Court orders $119 million judgment against former Edenville Dam owner, operator
30 November, 2023
The US District Court for the Western District of Michigan issued a substantial monetary judgment of $119,825,000 against Lee Mueller, the former owner and operator of the Edenville Dam, for his role in the 2020 catastrophic dam failure. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel made the announcement following the court's decision, emphasizing the significance of holding accountable those responsible for endangering public safety and infrastructure.

WAPDA projects double hydropower capacity and increase water storage to 45 days
30 November, 2023
In a significant development, the completion of eight under-construction water and hydropower projects by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is set to elevate Pakistan's water security and energy landscape. The completion of these projects will extend the country's carry-over water capacity from 30 days to 45 days, marking an addition of 9.7 million acre-feet (MAF) in water storage. Simultaneously, WAPDA's hydropower generation is poised to double, reaching over 18,000MW with an increase of 9043MW.

SMEC appoints senior hires for new UK headquarters
29 November, 2023
Global infrastructure engineering firm SMEC has appointed two key senior hires to drive its UK Water, Dams and Hydropower division in London. Brian Darling joins as Chief Technical Principal and Emily Archibald as an Associate Engineer, both bringing a wealth of experience to SMEC at a time of increased industry momentum in the renewables landscape.

Rowallan power station undergoes $30 million transformation
28 November, 2023
Hydro Tasmania has announced that the Rowallan Power Station in north west Tasmania is set to undergo a comprehensive $30 million refurbishment, ensuring its continued operation for at least three more decades.

IGHEM gears up for biennial conference
28 November, 2023
The International Group for Hydraulic Efficiency Measurement (IGHEM) is set to host its highly anticipated biennial conference at the prestigious University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Save the dates – August 12-14, 2024 – for a deep dive into the latest advancements and discussions surrounding hydraulic efficiency measurement in hydro power plants.

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