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Norconsult appointed LTA on Tina River project, Solomon Islands
27 May, 2020
Norconsult is to act as the the Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA) during construction of the Tina River Hydropower Project in Solomon Islands, after being selected for the role by the Government of Solomon Islands and a consortium of Lenders led by the World Bank.

BC Hydro to resume Site C work in phases
26 May, 2020
BC Hydro has announced that it is to start increasing construction work at the site C dam in British Columbia, Canada, using a phased approach after work was scaled back in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scottish and Welsh ocean energy test centres strengthen ties
26 May, 2020
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, has signed an agreement with Marine Energy Wales to provide further support to the Marine Energy Test Area (META) in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Loan approved for Sahofika project, Madagascar
26 May, 2020
A €4.02 million euro loan with a grant component has been awarded by the African Development Fund to the 205MW Sahofika hydropower project in Madagascar.

Valmet control system to be used by Finnish hydro plants
21 May, 2020
Valmet has announced it will supply a central control and data collection system to operate PVO-Vesivoima’s hydro power plants on the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers in Finland.

NSW Government approves Snowy 2.0
21 May, 2020
The 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project has hit a major milestone with the news that New South Wales Government has approved the main works for Australia’s biggest energy storage project.

First turbine inaugurated at Ilisu dam
20 May, 2020
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday inaugurated the first turbine of the Ilısu Dam and hydroelectric power plant on the Tigris River.

GE to supply turbines and generators for Dasu project, Pakistan
19 May, 2020
GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited, is to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May, 2020
Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy in the Covid-19 recovery.

Sunwater’s Fairbairn Dam upgrade hits milestone
19 May, 2020
A project that will ensure the long-term viability of one of the biggest dams in Queensland, Australia, has hit an important milestone, Sunwater has announced.

Carpi to work on El Vado dam repairs
18 May, 2020
The US Bureau of Reclamation has taken steps to reduce seepage and erosion at El Vado Dam in New Mexico by awarding a two-phased contract for up to $16.7 million to Carpi USA Inc.

Mott MacDonald launches design and construction VR tool
15 May, 2020
Mott MacDonald has launched a new virtual reality (VR) and desktop product developed to help users rehearse their construction and operational processes ahead of time, to unlock safer, buildable design.

Contracts awarded for Diamer Basha dam
14 May, 2020
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a contract valued at around Rs. 442 Billion (US$5.8 billion) to a joint venture of Power China-FWO for the construction of the diversion system, main dam, and access bridge for the 4500MW Diamer Bhasa dam, as well as the 21MW Tangir hydropower project.

Voith and Landsvirkjun launch pilot project on cavitation monitoring
13 May, 2020
Technology group Voith and Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun are jointly working on a pilot project focused on innovative cavitation monitoring in hydropower plants. The project will see Voith will install an add-on function for its OnCare.Health conditioning monitoring at the Budarhals hydropower plant in Iceland.

Bombora and ORE Catapult collaborate on floating wave and wind technology
12 May, 2020
Wave energy developer Bombora has joined forces with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) in Wales for a research project focused on floating wave technology.

LS Power acquires pumped storage facility
12 May, 2020
LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC has agreed to acquire the 420MW Yards Creek pumped storage project in New Jersey, US.

Hull Street Energy completes hydro plant acquisition
12 May, 2020
Hull Street Energy has acquired Gauley River Power Partners, LLC – operator of an 80MW hydroelectric station in West Virginia, US – from Enel Green Power North America and GE Energy Financial Services.

Construction work starts on the Hüscherabach small hydropower plant, Switzerland
11 May, 2020
Construction work has begun on the 1.9MW Hüscherabach hydropower plant in the Splügen region in the Swiss canton of Grisons, with the project set to replace an old plant built in the 1930s.

Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities’ consent for hydropower development
11 May, 2020
New sustainability guidance has been developed to give increased confidence to local communities, industry and investors that hydropower projects can be successfully developed while respecting Indigenous People’s lands, rights and culture.

NEPRA grants licences to new hydro in Pakistan
07 May, 2020
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in Pakistan has approved generation licenses for two new hydropower projects in the country.

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