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Rookwood Weir reaches major milestone with spillway completion
25 September, 2023
The Rockwood Weir project in Queensland, Australia, moved a significant...
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Snowy Hydro announces new completion date and cost estimate for Snowy 2.0 Project
Tuesday, September 05, 2023 by Snowy Hydro has unveiled a new completion date of December 2028 and a revised total cost of $12 billion for its flagship project, Snowy 2.0, following an extensive review and reset process.

MERA leads wave energy hydrodynamics project to drive performance and commercialization
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 by Marine Energy Research Australia (MERA) has taken the lead in a groundbreaking project focused on wave energy hydrodynamics, aiming to revolutionize performance, cost reduction, and...

Works underway to improve reliability of Coolmunda Dam
Monday, June 19, 2023 by Coolmunda Dam, located near Inglewood in Australia, is undergoing various initiatives to bolster its reliability and improve the catchment's flood warning network. Dam operator,...

Overhaul underway on Unit 2 at Wivenhoe pumped storage plant, Queensland
Friday, June 02, 2023 by The 570MW Wivenhoe Pumped storage hydropower station in Queensland – the largest hydroelectric facility in the Australian state – is set to be given a major overhaul under a $17...

New Zealand’s Waimea Community Dam reservoir ready to fill up
Thursday, June 01, 2023 by In a significant development for the Waimea Community Dam project, the project's reservoir was officially closed on 26 May, signalling its readiness for filling. The construction of...

Milestone for Snowy 2.0 project as second tunnel excavated
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by An important construction milestone has been achieved at the Snowy 2.0 project in Australia, with the successful completion of a second tunnel excavation at Lobs Hole.

Snowy 2.0 project could be delayed by up to two years
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 by Snowy Hydro’s management team is resetting the delivery timeline and budget for the Snowy 2.0 project with its principal contractor, Future Generation Joint Venture (FGJV), as part of...

Rookwood Weir project over 65% complete in Central Queensland
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by The Rookwood Weir project, Australia's largest weir, is more than 65% complete, according to Queensland's Water Minister, Glenn Butcher. The AUD 67.2 million ($277.8...

Govts work together to fund Paradise Dam rebuild in Queensland, Australia
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by The Queensland Government and Commonwealth Government are working together to jointly fund the $1.2 billion Paradise Dam rebuild, with each pledging $600 million towards the project.

Aqura delivers wireless connectivity for Sunwater
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by Technology and telecommunications infrastructure specialist Aqura has unveiled a wireless network design at Burdekin Falls Dam in North Queensland, Australia.

Raising Warragamba dam declared a critical project for NSW
Friday, October 07, 2022 by The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has declared plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by 14m as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI), stating that it is...

NSW govt scraps plans for Mole River Dam
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Proposals to build a new dam on the Mole River near Tenterfield in New South Wales, Australia, have been scrapped, Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson has confirmed in a statement.

SMEC to deliver concept design for Mount Bold dam upgrade
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Australian utility SA Water has tasked SMEC to deliver the concept design for important upgrades to Mount Bold Dam – the largest dam in South Australia – enabling the structure to...

Regional dams ready for rain event says WaterNSW
Friday, December 10, 2021 by WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to capture the next increase in inflows, with almost all storages across key sites reduced in anticipation of the forecast rain even, the New...

Hydro key to Australia’s net-zero future says report
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Hydropower is poised to play an integral role in supporting the integration of increased wind and solar generation in the National Electricity Market in Australia, a new report from...

Lake Grace dam in Australia recognised for historical and scientific values
Friday, November 05, 2021 by The first experimental roaded catchment dam in Western Australia has been added to the Register of Heritage Places, acknowledging the structure’s scientific value.

Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside partner Detection Services to expand Rezatec’s Dam Monitoring service across Chichester Dam in New South Wales,...

Andritz to equip Kidston pumped storage plant
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Andritz has received an order from EPC contractors McConnell Dowell and John Holland to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston pumped storage plant...

Essential upgrades start on Tasmanian dam
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 by Essential infrastructure upgrades have begun at the Upper Reservoir Dam in the Waterworks Reserve, Tasmania-based water utility TasWater has announced.

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