New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power Hydro generation surges to historic level for WAPDA by <br/> <br/> The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced that in the fiscal year 2019-2020 it generated its highest ever amount of hydropower, providing 37.4 billion units to the National Grid. This surpassed the previous record of 33.15 billion units that was set back in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:58:00 GMT TBM ready to ship to Snowy 2.0 project in Australia by <br/> <br/> The new tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be used during construction of the Snowy 2.0 project in Australia has passed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), meaning the machine is now ready to be shipped to the site of the major new renewable project. Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:54:00 GMT New bill to promote hydropower development in the US by <br/> <br/> A bill introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers could help speed up hydropower development in the US. Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:41:00 GMT CorPower invests in wave energy project in northern Portugal by <br/> <br/> CorPower Ocean is investing €16 million into a R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for Wave Energy Converters in Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal, with the location chosen to support CorPower’s flagship demonstration project HiWave-5, and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy farms. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:06:00 GMT World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb by <br/> <br/> The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:45:00 GMT Major refurbishment of historic UK hydro station complete by <br/> <br/> A 1.1m refurbishment of the historic Stonebyres hydroelectric power station on the banks of the River Clyde, near Lanark has been completed by energy company Drax Group ahead of the project’s 100th anniversary. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 08:58:00 GMT First units in operation at Wudongde by <br/> <br/> The first units at the 10.2GW Wudongde hydropower plant in China began operating successfully on 29 June 2020, with the project on target to have all 12 850MW units in operation in 2021. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:48:00 GMT AFRY wins contract deal on Daimer Basha dam project, Pakistan by <br/> <br/> AFRY, as a member of the Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG), has been awarded the contract for consultancy services for the Diamer Basha Dam Project. The deals includes construction design, construction supervision and contract administration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2030. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:58:00 GMT Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydro plant commissioned in Russia by <br/> <br/> All three units at the Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydropower plant in Russia were successfully commissioned at the end of June by technology group Voith, utilising remote assistance due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:46:00 GMT Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant by <br/> <br/> Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in the next three months, with Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) extending the validity of its offer for a long-term concessional debt facility for the Project of up to $610 million to 30 September 2020. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:21:00 GMT