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Baihetan crane passes load test
The dam gantry crane at the Baihetan Hydropower Station this month passed the load test, China Three Gorges Corporation has announced. The main hook of the dam crest gantry crane can...
Diamer-Bhasha Dam to be lifeline for Pakistan’s economy, says PM, amid calls for early completion
Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that completion of the 4500MW Diamer-Bhasha dam project will serve as future lifeline for country’s economy, augmenting...
Third TBM commissioned for Snowy 2.0
The third and final tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been commissioned for Snowy 2.0, the pumped-hydro expansion of the iconic Snowy Mountains scheme in Australia
Work underway on Upper Trishuli 1 project, Nepal
Preparatory works for construction of the 216MW Upper Trishuli 1 run-of-river hydropower project in Nepal have begun, Tractebel has announced.
El Chaparral works enter final stage
Work on the El Chaparral hydroelectric project in northeastern El Salvado is almost finished, contractor Rodio Swissboring has announced.
Underground construction starts on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
Underground excavation works have begun at the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in Queensland, Australia, Genex Power has announced.
Karot generator ready for commissioning
The first generator at the Karot hydropower plant in Pakistan is ready for commissioning, paving the way for the project’s full operation this year.
TBM breaks through at Chile’s Los Condores project
A major milestone has been reached at the 150MW Los Condores Hydroelectric Power Project in Chile, with a Robbins 4.6m diameter Crossover machine having bored a 3.3km long tunnel...
Tunnelling milestone reached at Snowy 2.0 as new TBM launched
Developers of the Snowy 2.0 pumped-storage scheme, the largest renewable energy project in Australia, have celebrated its inaugural tunnelling milestone, with the project’s first...
Local precast factory launched for Australia’s Snowy 2.0 project
The 130,000 concrete segments that will line the tunnels for the 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project in Australia will be produced locally, with Snowy Hydro announcing the launch of...
Largest hydropower plant in Nepal enters operation
The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) has been placed into operation in Nepal, with its 456MW capacity making it the largest hydropower plant in the country.
TBM breakthrough achieved at Kemano T2 hydro project
A major construction milestone has been reached at Rio Tinto’s Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia with the tunnel boring machine breaking through and completing its journey.
Turbine installation starts at Julius Nyerere project, Tanzania
A joint venture of The Arab Contractors and Elsewedy Electric has begun installation works of the first turbine parts for the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Plant and Dam in Tanzania,...
Breakthrough achieved at Polihali diversion tunnels
A significant milestone has been achieved in the construction of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) with the double breakthrough of the two diversion tunnels on...
Tarbela 5th Extension project breaks ground
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday performed the ground breaking for the US$807 million Tarbela 5th Extention Hydropower Project (T-5), being developed under the...
Milestone at Mohmand dam as two portions of diversion tunnel connected
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced that two portions of Diversion Tunnel 2 at the Mohmand Dam project have been connected with precision, marking...
Dams are vital to meet power and water challenges says Pakistan PM
The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the impending challenges of water shortage and power generation in Pakistan, the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.
W Resources completes dam at Spanish mine
Mining company W Resources Plc has successfully completed the construction of a new water dam at the La Parrilla mine in Spain to resolve an issue of high water levels and allow...
Tender for Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction, Lesotho
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched the tender for the construction of the Polihali Transfer Tunnel – a major contract in Phase II of the Lesotho...