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Project to allow remote operation of Baba hydro plant, Ecuador
26 January, 2021
The Electricity Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC EP) is carrying out a project that will allow the remote operation of the 42MW Baba hydroelectric in Los Ríos province from the load control center at the Marcel Laniado De Wind (MLDW) plant in Guayas province.
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
Voith and Siemens join forces to develop hybrid power concepts
17 October, 2018
The hydro division of Voith and Siemens Energy Management division are to work together to drive forward hybrid power concepts including hydropower.
Big in Africa
17 May, 2016
Details on 10 of the largest hydropower projects in Africa, from ageing projects through to those still in development stage. Listed in alphabetical order.
16 March, 2016
Hydro projects of all stages continue to make Asia a growth sector. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Spins and turns in the turbine and generator market
15 August, 2014
Prospects look healthy for the hydro turbine and generator sector. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Siemens to exit solar and focus on hydro
30 October, 2012
Siemens has announced that it will modify its business strategy and organisational setup with respect to renewable energy. The company intends to focus its renewable energy activities on hydro power and wind with plans to divest its solar business activities. As part of this reorganisation, the Energy Sector will be slimmed down and the Solar and Hydro Division will be discontinued. The remaining business activities of the defunct division (hydro power and solutions for energy storage devices) will remain within the Energy Sector. The company’s hydroelectric activities include the joint venture with Voith Hydro which focuses on conventional hydro plants and tidal turbines and was fully acquired in the spring of 2012.
Merger creates Voith Hydro Services
17 July, 2012
Peak Hydro Services and Voith Hydro’s After Market Division have merged creating Voith Hydro Services, described as a one-stop shop and full service provider for turbine and generator parts and repair.
India’s Karcham Wangtoo project ahead of schedule
08 June, 2011
The 1000MW Karcham Wangtoo project on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh, India, is expected to be completed three months ahead of schedule, project developer Jaiprakash Power Ventures has announced
Large hydro underway in India
20 May, 2011
IWP&DC provides brief details of the ten largest hydropower projects currently under development in India
Old and new at Waldeck
15 April, 2011
With the liberalisation of the electricity market and the rapid expansion of wind power, increasing use is being made of pumped storage power plants to provide balancing power. This is creating a favourable climate for investment in the preservation of existing and the construction of new plants of this type. Martin Rau from E.ON Wasserkraft explains how the combined refurbishment and rebuild project at Waldeck pumped storage plant in Germany has helped to secure efficient plant operation for another generation
Voith Hydro wins Venda Nova III contract
16 December, 2010
Voith Hydro, as the leader in a consortium with Siemens Portugal, is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for two reversible pumped storage units at the Venda Nova III project in Portugual following the award of a EUR122M contract from Energias de Portugal (EDP).
Limberg II – the ‘invisible’ plant
01 April, 2010
Limberg II pumped storage plant will more than double capacity at the Kaprun hydro scheme in Austria upon its completion in 2012. The plant’s components will be built almost entirely underground, making it a near ‘invisible’ project
Focus on South America
02 March, 2010
IWP&DC presents details on 10 hydro power and dam construction projects recently completed or under development in South America
AMP kicks off Ohio river developments at Cannelton
07 August, 2009
American Municipal Power (AMP) has formally broken ground at the first of its five run-of-river plants planned on the Ohio river.
South Korea completes Uldolmok tidal plant
20 May, 2009
South Korea has completed construction of the first tidal power plant, at Uldolmok, and the installed capacity is to be incrementally increased over the next four years.
Highlighting hydro developments
15 May, 2009
Members of the hydro industry reflect on the major developments in the industry over the past six decades and comment on important issues for the future
Conflict and cooperation in South America
08 May, 2009
Despite widespread cross-border problems, South America has more than its fair share of major bilateral hydro schemes. Itaipu remains one of the region’s largest hydro ventures, but what other schemes are on the cards? Neil Ford reports
Voith contract at Xiluodu, early '09 order progress
03 April, 2009
Voith Hydro has confirmed a contract award to supply three generating units to the Xiluodu plant, in China, and recently reported an order volume of Euro500M (US$670M) for the early part of the financial year.
Impregilo, CMC JV to build Ingula PS project in South Africa
01 April, 2009
A joint venture led by Italian firms Impregilo and CMC has been awarded a contract by Eskom Holdings to construct the underground works and reservoirs for the Ingula pumped storage project in South Africa.