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Dapu installation complete
25 November, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has completed the installation of three Bulb turbines, generators and transformers in record time for run-of-river power plant at Dapu, Guangxi, China.
First for Ecobulb
15 November, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has announced that the first Ecobulb units with an output of 1MW have been commissioned in Paullo, near Milan, Italy. The two units, ordered by STE Energy, each has a runner diameter of 2600mm and a nominal speed of 150rpm.
Swift 2 checks in for US$17M rehab
08 October, 2004
The damaged power house of a hydroelectric plant in Washington, US is to receive refurbishment work worth US$17M.
US$48M Teesta dam contract announced
20 September, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has been awarded a contract worth over US$48M for the supply of electromechanical equipment to the Teesta Low Dam in India.
VA Tech announces new European orders
01 September, 2004
Iberdrola has awarded a US$3.6M contract to VA Tech Hydro for the supply of equipment to two of its Spanish hydro power plants.
US$18.5M Tianwanhe project deal signed
16 August, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has announced contracts worth US$18.5M for the supply of equipment to the Tianwanhe hydro project in the Sichuan province of China.
Bosnian plant to receive further modernisation
03 August, 2004
Jablanica hydro power station in Bosnia-Herzegovina is to receive another round of modernisation work that will see its peak power increased by 22% by 2006.
Rätia Energie awards US$11M Swiss contract
19 July, 2004
Switzerland’s Küblis hydro power plant is to receive modernisation work worth over US$11M.
Straflomatrix tests begin at Agonitz
30 June, 2004
The world’s first Straflomatrix turbine has begun trial operations at a small hydro power plant in Austria. The Agonitz power plant was re-opened on 26 June following an upgrade that is to boost its overall output.
First unit commissioned at Goldisthal
25 May, 2004
Europe’s first variable speed unit has been commissioned at the Goldisthal pumped storage power plant in Thuringia, Germany. It is one of two such units installed at the plant, together with two fixed speed units.
Enter the matrix
19 May, 2004
Harald Schmid takes a look at how 40 Hydromatrix power modules from VA Tech Hydro were put into use at Sudan’s Jebel Aulia hydro plant
Europe's future is pumped storage, says VA Tech
18 May, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has reported a near 4% increase in orders and record levels of sales in 2003, compared to the previous year. Figures released with the publication of the company’s 2003 annual report also reveal that European customers last year were its dominant regional market.
Small hydro plan for Austrian weir
23 April, 2004
A US$17.9M SMALL HYDRO power plant is to be installed at the intake of the Vienna Danube canal in Nussdorf, Austria.
20 April, 2004
Lawrence Williams reports on the current state of play at the construction of Iceland’s Kárahnjúkar hydro power project
Small hydro plan for Austrian weir
16 April, 2004
A US$17.9M small hydro power plant is to be installed at the intake of the Vienna Danube canal in Nussdorf, Austria.
US$17M hydro refurb for LA
25 March, 2004
San Francisquito Power Plant 2, an 18MW installation near Los Angeles, US is to receive a refurbishment worth over US$17M, including the modernisation of two units.
North of the border - replacements at Cruachan
22 March, 2004
A US$4.6M replacement and refurbishment contract currently in progress at Scotland’s Cruachan pumped storage plant aims to boost peak power by 20%
First units commissioned at Jebel Aulia
04 March, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has announced the successful installation and commissioning of the first ten turbine generator units for the Jebel Aulia dam in Sudan.
US$18M Chinese contract for VA Tech Hydro
02 March, 2004
VA Tech Hydro has won a contract valued at over US$18M for the supply of equipment to China’s Zilanba and Jin Xi hydro power projects.
SaskPower's Nipawin Unit 1 back in service
26 February, 2004
AFTER A US$5.9M REBUILD DURING 2003, Nipawin hydro plant's unit 1 is back in service.