Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government.

Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government.

Joule Africa has announced it has signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Sierra Leone that will see the company expand its hydropower developments. Under the agreement, Joule Africa and its local partner Energy Services Company (ESCO), through joint ownership of newly formed Seli Hydropower, will build an extension to […]

Work begins on massive hydro scheme in China.

Work begins on massive hydro scheme in China.

  Construction has begun in China of a hydropower station designed to produce the equivalent of two-thirds of Beijing’s electricity consumption. The Baihetan project – which is claimed to be world’s second largest hydropower station – is on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze, straddling Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Nearly 100,000 residents […]

Uzbekistan’s attitude towards Rogun HPP’s construction changed.

Uzbekistan’s attitude towards Rogun HPP’s construction changed.

There is a clear shift in Uzbekistan’s attitude towards the construction of Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower plant since the change of the country’s leadership, a Senior Fellow at Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Mamuka Tsereteli told Trend. “Uzbekistan is no longer publicly resisting the project, and several statements of Uzbek officials indicate that they are willing to deal […]

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank has said. Pakistan opposes the construction of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants being built by India, it said in a fact sheet […]

San Miguel to build hydropower plant in Tarlac.

San Miguel to build hydropower plant in Tarlac.

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) on Wednesday confirmed plans to put up a hydropower project in Tarlac province, under unit Strategic Power Development Corp. “Strategic Power Development Corp. (SPDC) is interested in developing the 500-megawatt Bulsa pumped-storage hydro project in Tarlac province,” the company said in a regulatory filing. SPDC operates as subsidiary of SMC Global […]

China Gezhouba, Untang Jaya to undertake main civil works for Sarawak’s Baleh dam.

China Gezhouba, Untang Jaya to undertake main civil works for Sarawak’s Baleh dam.

Sarawak Energy Bhd’s unit, SEB Power has signed a joint venture (JV) with China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd and Untang Jaya Sdn Bhd for the main civil works of the Baleh Hydroelectric Plant (HEP). The contract includes the construction of the dam, intake structure, spillway and penstocks. With today’s signing,  the JV will also start […]

Six Vietnamese workers dead in Lao blast.

Six Vietnamese workers dead in Lao blast.

Six Vietnamese workers were killed when an oxygen tank exploded at the construction site of a hydropower plant in Laos’ Bolikhamsai Province, a Vietnamese border army chief confirmed on Saturday. Võ Trọng Hải, border force chief of Hà Tĩnh Province that shares a border with Bolikhamsai Province, told the media that the explosion occurred at […]

Moldova criticizes Ukrainian projects of hydroelectric power stations.

Moldova criticizes Ukrainian projects of hydroelectric power stations.

The intention of Ukraine to build the range of the hydroelectric power stations at Dniester River that will become the part of the united Dniester hydroelectric complex is the stumbling block in the relations between Kyiv and Kishinev as AVA.MD explained in the article. ‘The Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip and the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman […]

Construction of Upper Trishuli 3 ‘A’ resumes.

Construction of Upper Trishuli 3 ‘A’ resumes.

The construction works of the Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project has resumed. The Chinese Gejuwa Group of Company, contractor of the Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project, has resumed the work and started the preliminary study at Phaletar of Manakamana in Nuwakot – the dam area of the project. Project Chief Phanindra Raj Joshi […]

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