Chinese students invent environment-friendly hydroelectric power system.

Chinese students invent environment-friendly hydroelectric power system.

Chinese students at Hunan University have invented a system to increase the electricity generation of small and medium-sized hydropower stations during dry seasons. “Traditional hydroelectric power stations have a fixed water flow requirement, which means electricity outputs drop dramatically during the dry season,” said Lyu Mingsheng, one of the students. The invention fixes the current […]

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

As the Guajataca Dam spillway in Puerto Rico continues to erode after Hurricane Maria’s September deluge of 35 inches of rain in some places, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released details of efforts being taken stabilizing the dam’s spillway. The non-hydropower earthen dam is located in Northwest Puerto Rico, and […]

NEA pleased with project progress: Chameliya hydropower.

NEA pleased with project progress: Chameliya hydropower.

China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), the civil contractor for the Chameliya Hydroelectric Project, has completed treatment of around 80 percent of its squeezed tunnel section. According to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the owner of the 30 MW project located in Darchula district in the far west, 182 metres out of the 232 metres of the […]

Problems for Woodlake Dam in North Carolina remain with termination of contract for repairs.

Problems for Woodlake Dam in North Carolina remain with termination of contract for repairs.

Devastating flooding from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 was particularly bad in North Carolina, where 15 people died and dam safety officials were concerned with the imminent failure of several dams, including Woodlake Dam located on the Lower Little River in Vass, N.C. Officials have since said the Woodlake Dam structure is stable. But, problems […]

Scottish Supreme Court rules against SSE in 100-MW Glendoe hydropower project tunnel collapse.

Scottish Supreme Court rules against SSE in 100-MW Glendoe hydropower project tunnel collapse.

In late December, the Court of Session, Scotland’s Supreme Civil Court based in Edinburgh, found against Scottish & Southern Electricity (SSE) in a £130 million (US$160 million) claim against engineering contractor Hochtief Solutions AG over the collapse of a major tunnel in August 2009 at the 100-MW Glendoe hydroelectric scheme. The facility is located about […]

Meridian Energy selling Damwatch dam safety engineering subsidiary.

Meridian Energy selling Damwatch dam safety engineering subsidiary.

Meridian Energy has separated its Damwatch dam safety engineering subsidiary and created a new subsidiary called Dam Safety Intelligence Limited. Damwatch will keep its name and be sold to a group that includes members of Damwatch management and Rooney Group. The decision is the result of a strategic review and is part of Meridian Energy’s […]

Salini Group begins work on world’s tallest dam.

Salini Group begins work on world’s tallest dam.

Work has officially commenced on the 335m-tall Rogun dam – the world’s tallest – in Tajikistan, after an event attended by the country’s president, Emomali Rahmon – a former Soviet official who has held the position since 1992. The 335m-high dam structure is being constructed on the Vakhsh River in the country’s mountainous Pamir region, […]

Voith awarded automation upgrade contracts for Norway’s Tonstad, Solhom hydropower plants.

Voith awarded automation upgrade contracts for Norway’s Tonstad, Solhom hydropower plants.

Voith Hydro AS has been awarded a contract by Norwegian utility Sira-Kvina kraftselskap DA to upgrade control systems at the 960-MW Tonstad and 200-MW Solhom hydropower plants The contract is worth more than US$38.84 million and includes the modernization of the plants’ old relay controls systems with programmable logic controller (PLC)-based systems. “This is a […]

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