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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.

Dam incident planning
26 May, 2020
A new guide by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US, intends to help community planners create a plan to respond to dam incidents that take place in, or affect, their communities.

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.

Hydropower and the impact of COVID-19
18 May, 2020
A recent webinar organised by Norwegian Energy Partners gave an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the hydropower industry. Carrieann Stocks provides an overview from the webinar and also looks at how others in the industry are dealing with this unprecedented situation

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.

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