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Hydro Tech commissions first PTFE thrust bearing at North American project
22 October, 2014
Hydro Tech Inc has successfully commissioned the first operational reversible PTFE thrust bearing in North America at Ontario Power Generation’s Sir Adam Beck Pump Storage Generating Station.
Thinking inside the box: marine propulsion technology
15 August, 2014
Amjet Turbine Systems has utilised marine propulsion technology to create a new turbine/generator unit for low head hydroelectric sites.
SMUD gets new FERC licence for hydro project
29 July, 2014
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the US has received a new 50-year licence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to operate its 688MW Upper American River Project (UARP), while also getting the green light to move forward with the design and potential construction of its proposed Iowa Hill pumped-storage development.
The outside view: giving a clear picture of large dams?
25 June, 2014
Large hydroelectric dams are unviable and extremely damaging to emerging economies, the authors of a recent study from the University of Oxford claim. Although acknowledging the importance of accurately predicting project outcomes, members of the dam industry have expressed their concern about the study. This article gives an overview of the research. In a second article the industry has its say.
Oxford study on large dams: the right to reply
25 June, 2014
Members of the dam industry have expressed their concern about a recent study from the University of Oxford on large dams. They claim it is unrepresentative; questioning the methodology used and the subjective conclusions it makes. Here they have their say.
Hydropower: underground construction update
23 June, 2014
A number of water projects are currently under construction featuring extensive underground works. Carrieann Stocks provides an update of some of the major projects underway
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.
CPT Wyndham to buy China Hydroelectric Corp
14 January, 2014
NewQuest Capital Partners affiliates, CPT Wyndham Holdings Ltd and CPT Wyndham Sub Ltd, have agreed to acquire Chinese small hydro developer China Hydroelectric Corporation (CHC).