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XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
03 June, 2020
Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set up by teams working for XFLEX HYDRO – a project set up to show how more flexible hydro assets can help countries and regions to meet their renewable energy targets.

Tetra Tech develops microseismic technology to help mitigate tailings dam breaches
03 June, 2020
Tetra Tech has announced it has developed microseismic technology that can monitor the structural stability of tailings dams and identify parameters that may cause a failure.

Florida Gulf Stream’s potential to provide utility-scale power confirmed by new project
02 June, 2020
OceanBased Perpetual Energy, LLC in collaboration with the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), has demonstrated that clean, renewable perpetual energy can be derived by harnessing the perpetual Gulf Stream current off the coast of South Florida.

AFRY to work on Indian multipurpose projects
01 June, 2020
AFRY has been contracted by Patel Engineering Ltd to carry out the Detailed Design and Engineering Services for the construction of Suthaliya and Parbati Major Irrigation Projects in the District Rajgarh, Madya Pradesh Region, India. The projects will feature small hydropower developments.

NHPC exploring hydro, solar projects in Ladakh
01 June, 2020
NHPC Ltd in India is looking at ways to move forward with the development of hydropower and solar power projects in the Union Territory of Ladakh

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
01 June, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports – the 2020 Hydropower Status Report and a Covid-19 policy paper – with both concluding that the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined hydropower’s resilience and critical role in delivering clean, reliable and affordable energy, especially in times of crisis.

Norconsult appointed LTA on Tina River project, Solomon Islands
27 May, 2020
Norconsult is to act as the the Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA) during construction of the Tina River Hydropower Project in Solomon Islands, after being selected for the role by the Government of Solomon Islands and a consortium of Lenders led by the World Bank.

BC Hydro to resume Site C work in phases
26 May, 2020
BC Hydro has announced that it is to start increasing construction work at the site C dam in British Columbia, Canada, using a phased approach after work was scaled back in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scottish and Welsh ocean energy test centres strengthen ties
26 May, 2020
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, has signed an agreement with Marine Energy Wales to provide further support to the Marine Energy Test Area (META) in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Loan approved for Sahofika project, Madagascar
26 May, 2020
A €4.02 million euro loan with a grant component has been awarded by the African Development Fund to the 205MW Sahofika hydropower project in Madagascar.

Valmet control system to be used by Finnish hydro plants
21 May, 2020
Valmet has announced it will supply a central control and data collection system to operate PVO-Vesivoima’s hydro power plants on the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers in Finland.

NSW Government approves Snowy 2.0
21 May, 2020
The 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project has hit a major milestone with the news that New South Wales Government has approved the main works for Australia’s biggest energy storage project.

First turbine inaugurated at Ilisu dam
20 May, 2020
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday inaugurated the first turbine of the Ilısu Dam and hydroelectric power plant on the Tigris River.

GE to supply turbines and generators for Dasu project, Pakistan
19 May, 2020
GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited, is to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May, 2020
Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy in the Covid-19 recovery.

Sunwater’s Fairbairn Dam upgrade hits milestone
19 May, 2020
A project that will ensure the long-term viability of one of the biggest dams in Queensland, Australia, has hit an important milestone, Sunwater has announced.

Carpi to work on El Vado dam repairs
18 May, 2020
The US Bureau of Reclamation has taken steps to reduce seepage and erosion at El Vado Dam in New Mexico by awarding a two-phased contract for up to $16.7 million to Carpi USA Inc.

Mott MacDonald launches design and construction VR tool
15 May, 2020
Mott MacDonald has launched a new virtual reality (VR) and desktop product developed to help users rehearse their construction and operational processes ahead of time, to unlock safer, buildable design.

Contracts awarded for Diamer Basha dam
14 May, 2020
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a contract valued at around Rs. 442 Billion (US$5.8 billion) to a joint venture of Power China-FWO for the construction of the diversion system, main dam, and access bridge for the 4500MW Diamer Bhasa dam, as well as the 21MW Tangir hydropower project.

Voith and Landsvirkjun launch pilot project on cavitation monitoring
13 May, 2020
Technology group Voith and Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun are jointly working on a pilot project focused on innovative cavitation monitoring in hydropower plants. The project will see Voith will install an add-on function for its OnCare.Health conditioning monitoring at the Budarhals hydropower plant in Iceland.

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