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New hydro construction gets OK in Iceland
Preliminary construction could soon start on a new hydropower plant in Iceland after approval was granted for a construction permit.
Statkraft to start Los Lagos build, Chile
Statkraft has announced that construction of the 52MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile is expected to commence in August, with completion scheduled for the second half of 2022.
Early breakthrough for TBM at Nepal project
A Robbins Double Shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) has broken through about one year ahead of the overall project schedule, and seven months ahead of the TBM tunnelling schedule, at...
Dams a must for water, food, energy security, says WAPDA Chairman
Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) has emphasised the importance of dam development by stating that as much as 20 million...
Work starts on major new hydro project in China
Construction work has started on the 2.24GW Yebatan hydropower project on the Jinsha River in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
RusHydro to level Zagorskaya PSPP-2 building
RusHydro has announced it is to begin implementation of measures aimed at levelling the Zagorskaya pumped storage power plant No. 2 (PSPP-2) building, after subsidence was found in...
First unit at Rogun officially launched
The first of six units at the 3600MW Rogun hydroelctric project in Tajikistan was officially inaugurated in a ceremony today by the country’s president Emomali Rahmon.
Construction of Diamer Basha, Mohmand dams to start in FY 2018-19
Construction work on the 4500MW Diamer Basha Dam and the 800MW Mohmand Dam projects in Pakistan will start in fiscal year 2018-19, WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain has confirmed.
Further tunneling work for Strabag on Chile’s Alto Maipo project
Construction group Strabag has been awarded an additional contract valued at €800 million for a further construction section at the 530MW Alto Maipo hydropower complex in Chile. The...
India’s Kishanganga project inaugurated, Pakul Dul hits milestone
Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has officially inaugurated the 330MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in a ceremony on 19 May, and has laid the Foundation Stone of the Pakal...
Neelum Jhelum set to start commercial operations as first unit completes reliability test
The first unit of the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan has successfully completed a reliability test, paving the way for its commercial operation.
Milestone for Naitwar Mori project, India
A major milestone has been reached at the 60MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project in Uttarkashi with the project’s foundation stone having been laid.
Consortium finalizes deal for Site C
Civil works on the Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia are expected to start soon following the signing of a $1.6 billion contract for the scheme.
Tarbela 4th Extension starts generating power
Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has marked a milestone at the Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project as the project’s first unit began generating electricity...
Reservoir filling starts at Neelum Jhelum
Reservoir filling has started at the 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan, as the project nears completion.
SMEC engaged on Queensland dam project
SMEC has been commissioned by Seqwater to undertake environmental and regulatory approvals for the Six Mile Creek Dam Upgrade project, located at Lake Macdonald, west of Noosa in Queensland.
Construction starts on 16GW Baihetan project, China
Construction has started on the 16GW Baihetan hydropower project on China’s Jinsha River – expected to be the world’s second largest hydropower plant once complete in 2022.
AES Gener looking for new contractor for Alto Maipo as costs rise
AES Gener has said it expects costs to rise on the 531MW Alto Maipo hydropower project in Chile, as the company looks to find a new contractor following termination of a...
Construction plans for Lake Oroville spillways project approved
California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced it has received final approval to proceed with its 2017 construction plan for the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency...