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Billion-dollar dam - drilling at Nam Theun 2
18 December, 2006
The Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric plant is a landmark project in Asia and the biggest construction project ever undertaken in Laos. Landlocked and heavily forested, the location of the site presents its own challenges to the contractors selected to work on the project. Here we look at how drilling was performed in such difficult conditions
EDF in Agvali appraisal deal
14 July, 2006
The Dagestan Regional Generating Company (DRGK) in Russia is planning to sign a contract in August with Electricite de France (EDF) concerning an expert appraisal of the construction of the Agvali hydroelectric power plant.
Dominican Republic - environmental studies
22 June, 2006
EDF has issued a contact notice for studies to determine the environmental impact of mining at the Rosario Dominicana owned Pueblo Viejo mine on the watersheds feeding the river Margajita, the river Maguaca and the Hatillo dam. Deadline for submission of bids is 24 July 2006.
01 June, 2006
France, in northwest Europe, has total area of 547,030km2 with a population of 60,656,178 (July 2005 estimation, CIA Facts). In 2003 the country exported 72.2TWh of electricity and imported 6.2TWh. Total electricity produced during 2002 was 560,111GWh, consisting of coal (25,119GWh), oil (4,522GWh), gas (23,497GWh), biomass (1730GWh), waste (1785GWh), nuclear (436,760GWh), hydro (65,887GWh), solar (6GWh) and 805GWh from other sources (IEA Energy Statistics, 2002).
Letter to the Editor - renewable solutions for the UK?
02 May, 2006
Stream of developments
21 March, 2006
Peter Fraenkel explains how Marine Current Turbines has taken a major step forward in the development of tidal stream energy conversion generation systems with the successful testing of its Seaflow technology and the introduction of the SeaGen commercial prototype
Marine Current Turbines pilot gets go ahead
05 January, 2006
A 1MW sub-surface sea current turbine is to be installed in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough after approval was granted by the Environment & Heritage Service.