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AFRY to work on Manara pumped storage plant, Israel
06 July, 2021
AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW Manara pumped storage power plant in Israel by Ellomay Pumped Storage Ltd, with the project set to create a green battery and a hot reserve for the Israel Electric Company (IEC).
A world’s first for EMEC and Verdant Power
11 May, 2021
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed the world’s first marine energy Renewable Energy Test Report (RETR) for Verdant Power’s New York tidal power array at the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) site.
Collaborations and commissioning
05 March, 2021
A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and other schemes are demonstrating their feasibility.
EMEC starts independent assessment for Verdant Power’s tidal project
18 December, 2020
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started an independent power performance assessment for Verdant Power following the deployment of three 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal stream turbines in New York City’s East River in October 2020.
EMEC to assess Verdant Power’s tidal turbine performance
02 April, 2019
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has announced it is to provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system to be deployed for commercial demonstration in New York City’s East River in 2020.
Turbines ready for use after extensive tests
21 October, 2014
Schottel has announced that its hydrokinetic turbines are ready for use after successfully undergoing extensive tests in the Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
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
GEI to work on Iowa Hill pumped storage project
07 May, 2014
GEI Consultants, Inc has announced it is providing certain Owner's Engineer services for the proposed 400MW Iowa Hill pumped storage project in California, US, as part of the Jacobs Associates team for the project.
EBRD supports hydro rehab in Armenia
05 February, 2013
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to loan US$25M to International Energy Corporation (IEC) to finance the rehabilitation of the seven hydropower plants of the Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade.
New testing rig for Litostroj Power's hydraulic laboratory
14 November, 2011
Final construction works are underway on the second universal testing rig in the hydraulic laboratory of CKD Blansko Engineering, part of Litostroj Power, with final commissioning planned for 8 December 2011.
International Norms for small hydropower
10 August, 2011
Due to the shortage of finance and technology, many developing countries have to overcome various obstacles in order to develop small hydro projects. One such obstacle is the absence of international norms, To achieve an early normalization and standardization of SHP development, it has become necessary to compile a complete international norm on SHP so that global SHP exploitation could be stimulated effectively. By Ms Xialei, Cheng and Mr Daqing Pan
ABB wins $80M orders for Itaipu substation expansion works
14 July, 2011
Power and automation technology group ABB has won orders worth about $80M from Itaipu Binacional, the operator of the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant, to build a new substation in Paraguay and expand an existing installation.
Hydraulic laboratory opened in the Czech Republic
21 October, 2008
A new laboratory has been placed into operation in Blansko, Czech Republic, to support the development of hydraulic machines.
Digging to the roots - the theory behind hydraulic turbines and pumps
13 August, 2008
Hungarian mathematician and mechanical engineer, Dr Arpad A Fay had his first international paper published in IWP&DC in April 1970. In August 2008, Dr Fay is 75 years old. Here he recounts his vast experience of researching the theory behind hydraulic turbines and pumps
Getting down with VLH turbine R&D
28 May, 2008
A new turbine concept is improving the economic feasibility of very low head (VLH) hydro developments, and lowering fish mortality rates
Runner development for specified characteristic discharge, output
30 April, 2008
Adarsh Swaroop and S M Ramanathan present details on the development of a pump turbine runner for a specified characteristic discharge in pump mode and power output in turbine mode
The effects of surface roughness
15 May, 2007
P Krishnamachar and Arpad Fay investigate the effect of surface roughness on losses and performance of hydraulic turbines
IEC meeting to be held in Vancouver
13 February, 2007
The International Electrotechnical Commission - Technical Committee 4 (Hydraulic Turbines) will hold its next Plenary Meeting in Vancouver, Canada from 10-13 September 2007.
Establishing connections at Ems barrage
15 November, 2005
Low-voltage switching devices play a key role at the Ems Barrage in Germany. Holger Sönnichsen reports