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Innergex in deal to buy Chilean hydro project
23 May, 2018
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and Energía Llaima are partnering to acquire the 140MW Duqueco hydropower project in Chile.
Odebrecht to sell Chaglla plant, Peru to Chinese-led consortium
03 September, 2017
Odebrecht Group subsidiary Odebrecht Latinvest has agreed to sell the 456MW Chaglla hydroelectric plant in Peru to a consortium led by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG).
Young tunnelling engineers: an emerging international community
12 May, 2016
The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association has been working hard to attract young engineers into the sector.
ITA invites nominations for Tunnelling Awards 2016
29 February, 2016
The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is inviting nominations for its second annual ITA Tunnelling Awards.
Hydro's role in tunnel development
08 October, 2014
For 40 years the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has observed the tunnelling industry and, since the turn of the 21st century, has witnessed noticeable worldwide growth. Søren Degn Eskesen and Olivier Vion from the ITA explain how hydropower projects and flood protection have played a role in this development.
Alstom inaugurates first hydro global technology center in Latin America
23 May, 2014
Alstom has officially inaugurated its first hydropower global technology center (GTC) in Latin America in Taubaté, São Paulo State.
Tractebel Energia posts Q4-’07 results
11 March, 2008
Tractebel Energia, the major private Brazilian hydropower generation firm, has posted net profits up almost 7% to R$1,050M (US$617M) for the fourth quarter of 2007.
Lessons learned from Mohale
13 July, 2007
Palmi Johannesson and Sixtus L. Tohlang address the behaviour during and after reservoir filling of the 145m high Mohale CFRD in Lesotho, with emphasis on cracking of the concrete slab
Brazil hydro sees A-M transmission line, Monjolinho OK'd
05 April, 2007
Approval for construction of the A-M transmission line linking the Aimores and Mascarenhas hydro plants in Brazil has been given to generation company Cemig by the country's environmental regulator Ibama.
Suez auctions hydro power
11 July, 2006
During energy auctions held recently in Brazil, Suez – through its affiliated company Tractebel Energia – sold 493MW of hydro power for Euros 6B (US$7.65B) covering a term of 30 years starting in 2009.
Speeding up construction
03 September, 2003
The privatisation of new hydroelectric projects have motivated the development of construction alternatives to speed up the completion of these structures in due time. In the case of the 185m high Barra Grande dam, the EPC leader developed construction strategies to complete target dates in a very tight schedule
Responding to the demands of EPC contracts
04 August, 2002
Using examples from South America, Bayardo Materon looks at recent developments in the design and construction of modern CFRDs
Assessing the industry’s new shape
15 March, 2000
The hydrogenerator market is making a strong showing in refurbishment projects, but new projects are increasingly rare. Will the restructuring of the last year be sufficient to maintain the industry?