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Strabag selected for Coire Glas exploratory works
13 May, 2022
After a rigorous tendering process, SSE Renewables has selected Strabag UK...
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Baihetan crane passes load test
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by 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
Monday, April 25, 2022 by 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
Monday, April 04, 2022 by 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
Friday, March 11, 2022 by 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
Thursday, February 03, 2022 by 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
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Underground excavation works have begun at the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in Queensland, Australia, Genex Power has announced.

Karot generator ready for commissioning
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 by 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
Friday, January 07, 2022 by 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
Friday, December 17, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by 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
Thursday, October 14, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by 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
Monday, August 23, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by 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
Friday, August 13, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by 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...

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