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VA Tech wins Myntdu Leshka contract
20 December, 2005
Meghalaya State Electricity Board has awarded VA Tech Hydro the contract for the 84MW Myntdu Leshka hydroelectric power project, India.

Pumped storage works with wind
21 October, 2005
Mirjam Sick and Alexander Schwab discuss how pumped storage can be used as an integrator of wind energy in the electrical grid

VA Tech wins Rock Island dam contract
05 October, 2005
Rock Island dam on the Columbia river in the US is to be fitted with a new VA Tech hydro generating unit under the terms of a recently signed contract.

Kembs contract awarded
27 September, 2005
VA Tech Hydro has been awarded a contract for modernisation and rehabilitation work at the Kembs hydro power plant on the river Rhine in Alsace, France.

Simulation software
25 July, 2005
Computational fluid dynamics software is being used by researchers to accurately simulate the position and pressure fluctuations of a draft tube rope in a hydro plant

Siemens wins conditional OK to buy VA Tech
14 July, 2005
The EU Commission has approved Siemens’ takeover bid for VA Tech, on condition that the German company sells VA Tech Hydro.

Fast track to success for San Francisco project
30 June, 2005
The US$302M San Francisco hydroelectric project is currently being constructed in Ecuador to relieve the country’s present power deficit. The 230MW project is located entirely underground and includes the construction of a number of large caverns and a 9km long hard rock TBM drive. Amanda Foley recently visited the project site

VA Tech wins European and American contracts
07 June, 2005
VA Tech Hydro has won contracts to work on two hydro power projects, supplying parts for Tierfehd in Switzerland and refurbishing Ozark in the US.

VA Tech wins Sihwa contract
23 May, 2005
Daewoo Engineering & Construction has awarded VA Tech Hydro a US$94M contract for engineering and delivery of the electrocmechanical main components for the Sihwa tidal power plant in South Korea.

Tapping into Africa's hydro potential
17 March, 2005
Africa represents a vast region of potential hydro power, and although there are certain obstacles, the continent’s hydro presence is on the increase

Change of speed - variable units investigated
16 March, 2005
Variable speed units for pumped storage power plants are becoming a state-of-the-art technology for optimised efficiency in turbine mode and a wide range of power control in the pump mode. K Scherer reports on aspects and challenges for the design of the motor-generators, using Goldisthal pumped storage plant in Germany as an example

Stepping up development in India
07 March, 2005
Over recent years, India’s small hydro programme has seen a great deal of development, as I M Sahai explains

VA Tech to extend Austrian plant
16 February, 2005
VA Tech Hydro has secured a US$19M contract to increase the output of the Gerlos storage power plant at Zell am Ziller, Tyrol, Austria.

Agus repair boosts Mindanao capacity
25 January, 2005
National Power Corporation (Napocor) in the Philippines has saved at least US$631,500 in fuel expenses, and boosted generation capacity by 40MW in the Mindanao region, with the early completion of Unit 1 at Agus I hydroelectric power plant.

Agus repair boosts Mindanao capacity
21 January, 2005

small solutions
18 January, 2005
Technologies have been developed to aid in the refurbishment of existing power stations and the development of new small hydro schemes

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