hydroelectric power construction Articles

  • Long Tan Hydroelectric Dam

    Black & Veatch is the design and construction consultant for the world's largest roller-compacted concrete dam, which will be the world's fourth largest hydropower station and protect 12 million people from flooding. China must create urban infrastructure for the equivalent of the city of Houston, Texas, every month for the next 30 years to accommodate the relocation of 280 million rural ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Continuous Quality Surveillance Scheme to minimize the Cost Of Poor Quality in the construction of hydroelectric powerplants - IDRA 2012

    During the construction of hydroelectric plants, poor quality can have a hugely negative impact on construction time, on plant performance and on safety. We propose a method of keeping under control the manufacturing of the most critical components, such as pressure parts, rotors and valves, with a view to minimizing the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ). This method is known as the Continuous Quality ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

  • Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Dam Completion Benefits Alaska Residents

    The Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Project, located near Juneau Alaska, was begun in 2006 and completed in 2010.  Karl Vander, of North Pacific Erectors, was the Project Manager.  North Pacific Erectors, a General Contractor for ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 1997 IFAI award devil Canyon hydroelectric power plant, San Bernardino, California

    Constant demands for water and electricity in heavily populated areas in California prompted the Devil Canyon Power Plant project. Constructed from 1969 to 1974, the power plant is located at the San Bernardino Mountains near the mouth of Devil Canyon. With two pipelines carrying water from Silverwood Lake, an elevation drop of almost 1500 ft (460 m) between the lake, and four Pelton wheel ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Evaluation of melioration area damage on the river Danube caused by the hydroelectric power plant ‘Djerdap 1’ backwater

    Construction of the hydroelectric power plant (HPP) ‘Djerdap 1’ formed a backwater effect on the Danube and its tributaries, which had an inevitable influence on groundwater level, causing it to rise and thus creating additional threats to all melioration areas on more than 300 km of the Danube riversides, as well as on the riversides of its tributaries: the Sava (100 km) and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The influence of climate and dam construction on the Ibera wetlands, Argentina

    Abstract  The purpose of this work is to assess the impact on the Esteros del Ibera wetland ecosystem caused by the Yacyreta dam, a large hydroelectric power plant on the Parana River, Argentina, in comparison to other factors of environmental change. The project of the dam started around 1970. The power plant began operating in 1994. In 1989, the neighboring Ibera wetland ecosystem showed ...


  • Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

    Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Generating Ecological Gains from Hydro-Electric Power - Case Study

    NCC has worked with Eskom to mitigate the environmental impacts of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on a sensitive wetland site in the Little Drakensberg/Escarpment, including creating and managing a new conservation area. South Africa’s energy demand is growing at rates of around 5% a year, placing enormous pressure on Eskom not only to create new generating capacity, but also to manage ...

  • Case Notes: Privy to Unsustainable Arguments in the Belize Dam Case

    It is fair to say that the heydays of gigantic hydroelectric projects are numbered. First, in Europe, the optimum for hydroelectricity has been reached as all the major water sources have already been harnessed. The ‘dash for gas’ soon after privatisation and restructuring in the early 1990s has also contributed to the decline in interest in exploring hydroelectricity. Further still, ways are ...


  • Risk sharing in hydropower development: case study of the Chukha Hydel Project in Bhutan

    The Himalayan rivers have an enormous hydropower potential that is still not exploited fully for the benefit of the region. Bhutan and Nepal together have an economically feasible potential of 60,000 MW of hydroelectric power generation capacity but are too weak financially to bear the risks associated with the development of their hydro resources alone. India is the only potential market for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Continuous quality surveillance

    During the construction of hydroelectric plants, poor quality can have a hugely negative impact on construction time, plant performance and safety. A method known as the Continuous Quality Surveillance Scheme can keep the manufacturing of the most critical components, such as pressure parts, rotors and valves, under control with a view to minimising the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ). This can be ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

  • Railroad track ballast crushing and screening plant

    Track ballast forms the track bed upon which railway sleepers (UK) or railroad ties (US) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is typically made of crushed stone, although ballast has sometimes consisted of other, less suitable materials. The crushed stone comes from the stone crushing and screening plant, and DSMAC supply high efficiency railroad track ballast crushing ...


    By DSMAC Group

  • Snoqualmie falls riverbank stabilization case study

    Puget Sound Energy - Snoqualmie Falls Redevelopment Project In 2009, PugetSound Energy began a comprehensive upgrade of the hydroelectric infrastructure at Snoqualmie Falls - a power generation facility built in 1890. Loose soils and heavy rainfall contributed to a landslide along the Snoqualmie River bank in the Fall of 2010, and GeoEngineers was commissioned to provide a long-term design ...

  • Nation Building

    Will Canada bond together as one happy family to build an east-west transmission grid to carry energy to one and all? Is it even a good idea? Just over 120 years ago this country was bounded together by Sir John A. MacDonald’s national dream of a transcontinental railway. Now some politicians are promoting another national dream – the construction of an east-west transmission grid that would meet ...


    By Actual Media

  • Can Lao PDR learn from its neighbors mistakes and develop sustainably?

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is among the poorest, least developed countries in Asia with an estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $1900 per capita in 2007 and agriculture as the main economic activity. The Asian Development Bank is nevertheless positive about the country’s economic outlook due to increases in new foreign investment and government-led initiatives in hydropower, food ...

  • Asia-Pacific Analysis: Go green not nuclear

    Crispin Maslog says the region should follow the Philippines' lead and focus on renewable, not nuclear power. A year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, questions remain over the role of nuclear power in the developing world, including ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • No Place Is Too Far

    The remote location of hydropower stations is often a great challenge when major repair work is necessary. The refurbishment of a large generator in the Scottish Highlands shows how Sulzer finds cost-effective service solutions even in places miles from nowhere. Much of the UK hydroelectric capacity was built during the 1950s. These installations have performed extremely well, especially ...


    By Sulzer

  • Crystal Ball in the Rain Forest

    Where do you expect to find Crystal Ball? Does an image come to mind of a cubicle housing a busy financial analyst constructing scenarios on a billion-dollar company’s performance in coming quarters? That’s undoubtedly accurate. But incomplete. The tool that allows its users to see into multiple versions of the future and make smart choices will find a home anywhere there’s uncertainty. One ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

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