hydropower construction News

  • On the future of hydropower engineering

    The 2nd conference on Hydropower in Poland, “Today and tomorrow of Hydropower in Poland and European Union” during the second edition of International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RENEXPO Poland, 17-18 October 2012, Expocentre EXPO XXI in Warsaw. Water has always played an important part in people’s lives, deciding on the formation of population ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Lower hydropower generation for verbund

    The water supply from Austrian rivers, which was well below average was of particular detriment to the 2010 half-year results of the hydropower division of Verbund, Austria. The hydro coefficient lay at 0.92 in the first half of 2010 and was therefore 8% below the long term average and 15% below the value recorded in the previous year. Thanks to the acquisition of the Bavarian power plants on the ...

  • Global Small Hydropower Industry

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Global Small Hydropower Industry" to its huge collection of research reports. Small hydropower gives a higher return on investment due to the low capital investment and operational and maintenance costs. Small hydropower plants are ...


  • Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer PÖYRY PLC          Press release 9 November 2012 Pöyry's Energy Business Group ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Powerhouse to aid salmon, boost hydropower

    Puget Sound Energy has begun constructing a new powerhouse on northwest Washington's Baker River to aid salmon runs while boosting the utility's output of renewable hydroelectricity. The 30-megawatt power plant is the latest in a series of major fish-enhancement initiatives undertaken by PSE as part of its 50-year federal operating license for the Baker River Hydroelectric Project. Among other ...

  • Should Hydropower Truly Be Described as Renewable?

    Hydroelectric dams are the quintessential expression of human control of nature. As well as power, they create reservoirs of clean water, which to some are both pleasing to the eye and a place for tranquil recreation. They promise control of flooding, provide a steady supply of water for irrigation and, with time, a source of fresh ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Small hydropower deserves more support

    With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades, hydropower plants have been criticised for their environmental impact. But although large-scale plants have impacts, small hydro systems have no need for large dams, roads and other major infrastructure. In fact, most such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Odebrecht Begins Construction on 406-Megawatt Chaglla Hydropower Plant in Peru, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources Latin America (Cordoba, Argentina) -- Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil), through its subsidiary Empresa de Generación Huallaga SA (Lima, Peru), recently began construction on the 406-megawatt (MW) Chaglla ...


    By Marketwire

  • RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe‘s largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

    Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role in Europe’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Is Canadian hydropower the solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

    Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction are five large-scale hydropower ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Aurecon appointed EPCM role for Stortemelk hydropower plant

    The project has been developed by NuPlanet (a member of the REH group), which was also appointed to manage the project under a Management Service Agreement. “This project was made possible by the ongoing relationship between ourselves and Aurecon,” NuPlanet managing director Anton-Louis Olivier said.  Having been involved in the project since ...

  • Hydropower investment could create a million Canadian jobs

    The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) recently released a study that concludes that hydropower investment could produce over 1,000,000 Canadian jobs over the next 20 years from construction activities alone. These are known as FTEs, or "full-time equivalents," where each represents one person employed for one year. The employment opportunities would occur in every region of the country. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hydropower Investment Could Create a Million Canadian Jobs

    The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) reported today that a study it commissioned indicates hydropower investment could produce over 1,000,000 Canadian jobs over the next 20 years from construction activities alone. These are known as FTEs, or "full-time equivalents," where each represents one person employed for one year. The employment opportunities would occur in every region of the ...

  • ORNL scientists generate landmark DOE hydropower report

    For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. The 98-page report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson is a resource that describes key features of ...

  • NIB finances new hydropower station in Greenland

    NIB has provided a EUR 33.5 million (DKK 250 million) loan to the Greenland Self Rule Government to finance the construction of a new hydropower station near Sisimiut, on the western coast of Greenland.   The 15-year-maturity loan will help finance the construction of the new hydropower plant, which was officially opened in April 2010. The plant is expected ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • ANDRITZ to equip two hydropower stations in East Asia

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received contracts from Vietnam and South Korea to supply electromechanical equipment for hydropower stations with a total value of around 65 million euros. VNECO Hoi Xuan Investment and Electricity Construction has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO an order for the design, delivery, installation, and commissioning of three bulb turbines and ...

  • ABB wins US$120m hydropower order in Switzerland

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $120 million from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG (KLL) related to the construction of a new hydropower plant and energy-storage facility in eastern Switzerland. The order was booked in the third quarter. The Linth-Limmern high–capacity, pumped-storage hydropower station will be installed in an underground cavern in the ...


    By ABB

  • Will the Hydropower Industry Exceed $60 Billion by 2012?

    Global Information, Inc. presents a new market research report, "The Hydropower Market 2011-2021" by Visiongain. One-sixth of the world's electricity is currently generated by hydropower. Hydropower, a low-carbon energy source, is likely to play an increasingly significant role in the future of the global energy supply as the world inevitably moves towards renewable energy in lieu of ...

  • New developments in hydropower can supercharge Obama’s green jobs plan

    The goals of the President’s Green Jobs Plan are to create five million new jobs, repower America, slow global climate change and free America from dependence on imported oil. Now Bourne Energy has developed a series of renewable energy technologies based on hydropower, that will speed up the transition.  Hydropower is already the nation’s oldest and largest renewable energy source. It ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • NIB finances Norwegian E-CO Energi's investments in hydropower

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Norwegian energy company E-CO Energi have signed a loan totalling NOK 300 million (EUR 39 million) for financing investments in hydropower. The 15-year maturity loan will help finance three hydropower projects. The investments include the construction of a new dam, four new aggregates and a new hydropower ...


    By Thomson Reuters

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