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Death toll rises to seven following Bargi hydropower plant incident, Enel Green Power issues statement
12 April, 2024
Seven workers have been confirmed dead following the explosion at Enel Green Power’s hydroelectric power plant in Bargi, near Bologna, Italy. Rescuers recovered the bodies of missing workers in the project’s turbine hall this morning, Reuters said.

Orrön Energy divests its 50% stake in Leikanger hydropower plant to Sognekraft
12 April, 2024
Orrön Energy AB has finalized the sale of its 50% stake in the 77MW Leikanger hydropower plant in Norway for approximately €53 million. The buyer, Sognekraft Produksjon AS, already a partner in the venture, will now assume full ownership of the plant.

Tarbela 5th Extension project set to start generating electricity in 2025
11 April, 2024
Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority has confirmed that the 1530MW Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project will commence electricity generation in 2025.

Capital Energy and Verbund Green Power join forces to develop pumped storage plants in Spain
11 April, 2024
Capital Energy and Verbund Green Power have solidified a strategic alliance to spearhead the development of pumped storage hydro plants in Spain.

Workers killed in incident at Enel hydropower plant
11 April, 2024
An explosion at Enel Green Power’s hydroelectric power plant in Bargi near Bologna, Italy, has claimed the lives of at least three workers, leaving four others still missing.

20th Geological Engineering Distinguished Lecture highlights mining dam safety
09 April, 2024
Dr. Violeta Martin, a Specialist Hydrotechnical Engineer at Knight Piésold Canada, 20th delivered the 20th Geological Engineering Distinguished Lecture in early April, with a talk on mining dam safety titled "Why Dam Failures Happen and What Can We Do About It?".

Global energy sector maintains optimism amid political uncertainty, DNV report shows
09 April, 2024
Despite the looming threat of political unpredictability, the global energy sector remains steadfast in its optimism, as revealed by the latest report from DNV, an independent energy expert and assurance provider. The report, based on insights gathered from nearly 1300 senior energy professionals worldwide, underscores a resilient positivity within the industry, with approximately 73% expressing confidence in its growth trajectory for the upcoming year.

Lombardi expands operations in Australia with new Brisbane office
09 April, 2024
Engineering firm Lombardi has announced the opening of its latest office in Brisbane, marking a significant stride in its expansion efforts within the Australian market.

Glendevon Hydro Scheme in Scotland sold to Renfin & Hydropol Group
09 April, 2024
Glasgow-based Torishima Service Solutions Europe Limited has sold the assets and operations of the Glendevon Hydro Scheme in Dollar to Renfin & Hydropol Group, with legal advice provided by Harper Macleod.

Zungeru hydropower plant nearing completion as testing begins
08 April, 2024
The Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant in Nigeria has entered a crucial phase as testing commences, according to Federal Government announcements on Sunday, newswires have reported.

Milestone marked at Punatsangchhu-II hydroelectric project, Bhutan
05 April, 2024
Initial reservoir filling has started at the 1020MW Punatsangchhu-II hydroelectric project in Wangdue, Bhutan, with the project expected to be commissioned this year.

Call for nominations: Celebrating 75 years of hydropower excellence
05 April, 2024
As International Water Power & Dam Construction marks its remarkable 75th anniversary, we're thrilled to announce our May 2024 will be a special edition, containing a listing which will honour the most influential figures in hydropower - past and present.

CNR selects Cosmo Tech to enhance asset management
04 April, 2024
French renewable energy producer CNR has entered into a five-year partnership with Cosmo Tech, an AI Simulation and Enterprise Digital Twins software company. The collaboration aims to enhance CNR's asset management efficiency, supporting its strategic and tactical planning decisions with advanced AI-Simulation software.

Hydro Tasmania CEO Ian Brooksbank announces departure, interim changes at Entura
04 April, 2024
Hydro Tasmania Chair Richard Bolt has revealed that CEO Ian Brooksbank will be stepping down from his position on October 3rd, marking the end of an era for one of Australia's prominent renewable energy companies. Brooksbank's departure is expected to usher in a new chapter as the company focuses on driving major initiatives in generation and storage infrastructure to bolster power reliability and support Tasmanian industry growth.

CTG Brasil's Jupiá hydroelectric power plant celebrates 13th unit commencing commercial operation
03 April, 2024
The 13th unit of CTG Brasil's Jupiá hydroelectric power plant has commenced commercial operation, setting a new record for the shortest technical transformation period among major hydroelectric units in the country.

ETH Zurich researchers developing solutions to optimise Swiss hydropower plants
02 April, 2024
In a bid to bolster Switzerland's iconic hydropower industry, researchers at ETH Zurich, led by Robert Boes, are developing specific solutions to optimize electricity production from Swiss hydropower plants. Their efforts are geared towards ensuring that hydropower continues to serve as the linchpin of Switzerland's electricity supply in the face of evolving challenges.

India's hydropower output plunges to four-decade low
02 April, 2024
India's hydroelectricity production has witnessed its sharpest decline in at least 38 years, according to a Reuters analysis of government data. The precipitous 16.3% drop in hydro generation during the fiscal year ending March 31 was exacerbated by erratic rainfall patterns, necessitating increased reliance on coal-fired power amidst rising demand.

LCRA installs first of 10 new floodgates at Wirtz Dam
02 April, 2024
In a bid to bolster flood response capabilities, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has successfully installed the first of 10 new floodgates at Wirtz Dam, situated in Burnet County, Texas.

WAPDA Chairman stands in solidarity with Chinese firm after terrorist attack at Dasu project
27 March, 2024
In the aftermath of a tragic terrorist attack yesterday near Besham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claiming the lives of five Chinese nationals and a local worker en route to the Dasu Hydropower Project from Islamabad, Chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd), visited the project site today to express solidarity with the Chinese engineers and workers.

World's largest tidal scheme on River Mersey inches closer to reality as formal planning process begins
26 March, 2024
A flythrough video has unveiled the ambitious vision for the world's largest tidal scheme on the River Mersey in the UK. The reveal comes in the wake of a significant decision by Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to advance the Mersey Tidal Power project into the formal planning phase.



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