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Ukrhydroenergo and Aecon collaborate on hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine
28 September, 2023
Ukrhydroenergo, the state-owned Ukrainian hydroelectric power company, has signed a Memorandum of Collaboration with Canadian firm Aecon Construction Global Services Inc, for the development of hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine. This agreement was formalized during a high-profile event held in Toronto, Canada.

Ukrhydroenergo signs deal with GE Vernova to restore Ukrainian hydropower facilities
21 September, 2023
Ukrhydroenergo has inked a Memorandum of Collaboration with GE Vernova's Hydro Power business that will see the companies collaborate on the restoration and rejuvenation of Ukrainian hydropower facilities, with a particular emphasis on the critical Kakhovka hydropower Pplant.

GE Vernova completes first of six upgrades at Qairokkum hydropower plant, Tajikistan
20 September, 2023
GE Vernova's hydropower business has successfully completed the upgrade of the first of six Kaplan turbine and generator units at the Qairokkum hydropower plant in the northwestern province of Sughd. The refurbishment project, undertaken in collaboration with Barki Tojik, marks a critical step towards enhancing the plant's capacity and extending its operational life.

GE Vernova chosen to upgrade Grand Rapids hydropower plant in Canada
04 September, 2023
GE Vernova's Hydro Power division has been selected by Manitoba Hydro to undertake the replacement of the Unit-4 Kaplan runner at the 479MW Grand Rapids Generating Station on the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, Canada.

GE Vernova chosen for Xiangjiaba project upgrade
22 August, 2023
GE Vernova revealed today it has been selected by Yangtze Power to carry out a substantial upgrade for the Xiangjiaba Hydropower Plant located in China. GE’s work will span the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation, and commissioning of three sets of main shaft air supply pipes. Anticipated to conclude in the first half of 2024, the upgrade aims to fortify the plant's efficiency by enhancing the sealing mechanism.

GE Vernova's hydropower business to upgrade Rotorpoles at Aurland plant, Norway
30 June, 2023
GE Vernova's hydropower business has been chosen by Hafslund Eco to provide new Rotorpoles for the 3x 280MW / 300 MVA water-cooled generators used by the Aurland 1 hydropower plant in Norway.

GE and Cobra Infrastructuras Hidráulicas to supply Chira Soria project, Gran Canaria
05 May, 2023
GE in partnership with Cobra Infrastructuras Hidráulicas, has been chosen by Red Eléctrica to provide six pumped storage turbines for the 200 MW Chira Soria project in Gran Canaria, Spain.

GE Renewable Energy secures contract to modernize pumped storage plant in Poland
28 April, 2023
GE Renewable Energy has been awarded a contract by Poland’s PGE Odnawialna S.A. to upgrade the Porabka Zar pumped storage hydropower plant.

Woman of Waterpower 2022
08 March, 2023
The Women in Renewable Energy network and WaterPower Canada announced that Christine Monette from Andritz Hydro in Canada was the recipient of the Woman of Waterpower Award for 2022. The award is designed to highlight and celebrate women who go to tremendous lengths to support, build and promote Canada’s hydropower industry, and are role models, mentors, educators and leaders to their peers and colleagues. IWP&DC asked Monette to share her experiences of the hydropower industry with us.

Construction debt paid off for 14GW Itaipu hydroelectric project
06 March, 2023
Itaipu Binancional has paid the final instalment of construction debt for the 14GW Itaipu hydroelectric project, bringing it's almost 50-year financial commitment to build the bi-national hydroelectric project on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay to an end, Bnamericas has reported.

GE to refurbish two more units at Mangla plant, Pakistan
16 February, 2023
GE has been selected by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to refurbish two hydropower units (9 & 10) at the Mangla hydropower plant in Pakistan as part of a project that will increase the plant’s capacity by 280MW.

All units at 1.2GW Jinzhai pumped storage plant in commercial operation
31 January, 2023
All four units at the 1.2GW Jinzhai pumped storage power plant in China have now been successfully connected to the grid and have completed 15 days of trial operation, Ge Hydro Solutions has announced.

Training – more relevant than ever
12 January, 2023
As the clean energy transition gains momentum, and with an ever-increasing pressure on existing water resources and evolving best practices, there has never been a more important time to build skills and capacity within the water power and dams industry. IWP&DC asked members of the industry to share their thoughts on why training is now more relevant than ever.

GE commissions pumped storage units at Chinese project
09 December, 2022
GE Hydro Solutions has announced that two or four 300MW pumped storage units it supplied to the Anhui Jinzhai pumped storage power plant in Anhui Province, China, have passed the trial period and are now connected to the grid.

GE wins 5-year maintenance contract at Belo Monte, Brazil
04 October, 2022
GE Renewable Energy is to carry out scheduled, routine and corrective maintenance at the 11GW Belo Monte hydropower scheme in Brazil over the next five years after signing a contract with Norte Energia. The deal covers both Belo Monte and the complementary 233MW Pimental powerhouse.

Cutting diver risk with ROVs
07 September, 2022
Deep Trekker explains how remote operated vehicles can help improve diver safety during underwater inspections within the hydropower industry.

Pumped storage development in Scotland
02 September, 2022
Pumped storage developments have been stalled in the UK for several decades, but exciting new developments are taking place in the Scottish Highlands.

DOE awards GE project to improve flexible operation of hydro turbines
15 August, 2022
GE Research, the technology development arm of General Electric Company (GE), has been awarded a 30- month, $4.3 million project through US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office to improve both the operating capacity and flexibility of hydropower assets.

Bechtel to work on Big-T pumped storage facility, Australia
09 August, 2022
Bechtel has been selected by BE Power and GE Renewable Energy to support the planning for the Big-T pumped storage hydropower facility at Lake Cressbrook in southeast Queensland, Australia.

GE commissions Bajoli Holi hydropower project in India
11 July, 2022
GE Renewable Energy’s Hydropower business has officially commissioned the 180MW Bajoli Holi Project on the river Ravi in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, with the project’s three 60MW turbines already generating electricity and supplying power to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport – the first in India to run entirely on hydro and solar power

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