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SSE generates first power at Glendoe
23 December, 2008
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has generated first power over 24 hours in commissioning work at the 100MW Glendoe plant in Scotland - the biggest conventional hydro power project in the UK for half a century.
Andritz wins orders in Lao PDR, Cameroon
17 December, 2008
Andritz VA Tech Hydro has won orders to manufacture and supply hydro power equipment for projects in Lao PDR and Cameroon.
Andritz receives refurb order for Aubrey Falls
03 December, 2008
Andritz VA Tech Hydro has received a refurbishment contract for the Aubrey Falls hydro power plant in Ontario, Canada.
Andritz sees strong 9-month hydro results
14 November, 2008
Hydro power earning performance was especially strong for Andritz in the nine months to 30 September, the company reported.
Andritz outlines earnings, sales growth strategy
22 October, 2008
Andritz is planning to have its earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITA) margin in excess of 7% from next year, stepping up from an average of 6.9% over recent years, it said.
Verbund-EVN JV signs Ashta deal in Albania
02 October, 2008
Verbund and EVN, the Austrian utilities, have been awarded the concession to build the 48MW Ashta hydro power plant in Albania.
Ecuador grabs Odebrecht projects over performance dispute
24 September, 2008
The Government of Ecuador yesterday used the military to grab possession of Odebrecht's hydro power projects in the country over a performance dispute.
Glendoe nears completion
23 September, 2008
As construction nears completion on the 100MW Glendoe project in the Scottish Highlands, IWP&DC spoke to Hochtief, the project’s main contractor, to discover more about the network of tunnels that form an integral part of this scheme
Andritz's contract for Pantabangan upgrade is Euro30M
29 July, 2008
Andritz VA Tech Hydro said the contract volume for the upgrade of the Pantabangan hydro plant in the Philippines is approximately Euro30M (US$47.2M).
Corridor of power - Plutonic Power's 'green' plan
08 July, 2008
To help reduce British Columbia’s reliance on imported energy, Canadian company Plutonic Power is developing a Green Power Corridor. Forty run-of-river sites are to be fully developed by 2018
Andritz to take GE stake in GEHI JV
25 June, 2008
Andritz has agreed to buy out the majority stake in GE Hydro Inepar (GEHI) joint venture in a move that will let GE finally exit the hydro sector.
Andritz VA Tech-led JV gets Kandil cascade order
30 May, 2008
A joint venture led by Andritz VA Tech Hydro has won the electro-mechanical equipment supply contract for the first three plants on the ‘Kandil’ cascade in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
HCC wins contract on Teesta VI
01 May, 2008
Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) has been awarded the Lot IV contract on the Teesta VI project being developed by India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp (NHPC).
VA Tech Hydro takes three refurb contracts in Italy
14 March, 2008
A joint venture led by VA Tech Escher Wyss’ branch in Italy has won three domestic refurbishment contracts worth a total of Euro60M (US$94M) from the same client.
VA Tech Hydro wins order for Pirris plant, Costa Rica
22 February, 2008
VA tech Hydro has won an order valued at approximately Euro65M (US$96.3M) to supply electromechanical equipment and other items to the 140MW Pirris hydropower plant in Costa Rica.
First Gen awards Pantabangan refurb to VA Tech Hydro
19 February, 2008
VA Tech Hydro has been awarded the refurbishment contract for the Pantabangan plant in the Philippines by First Gen Hydro Power Corp, which acquired the facility in 2006.
Carbon drive for Turkey hydro
16 January, 2008
As Turkey needs more power capacity and still has significant hydropower potential, it is clear that much of this will be taken up as the country seeks EU membership and supports calls for deep cuts in carbon emissions, reports Neil Ford
British Columbia leads small hydro drive
09 January, 2008
Environmental concerns, technological advances and a variety of financial incentives are encouraging the development of hundreds of small hydro projects in Canada, says Neil Ford, with the province of British Columbia leading the way with new schemes
UK’s Glendoe milestone with TBM breakthrough
08 January, 2008
Major tunnel excavation for the Glendoe hydropower project in Scotland has been completed with the breakthrough of the 5m diameter TBM.