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 […]

PacifiCorp conducts dam safety inspections within 194-MW North Umpqua hydroelectric project in Oregon.

PacifiCorp conducts dam safety inspections within 194-MW North Umpqua hydroelectric project in Oregon.

The 31.99-MW Lemolo 1 hydroelectric project, which includes Lemolo 1 Dam that impounds North Umpqua River creating Lemolo Reservoir (Lemolo Lake), is located in south-central Oregon on the west side of the Cascade Mountain range in Douglas County. The dam is being inspected this week by divers who will descend 90 ft underwater to inspect […]

‘Company model’ for Budhigandaki Hydropower project: Energy Minister.

‘Company model’ for Budhigandaki Hydropower project: Energy Minister.

Energy Minister Janardan Sharma says the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project will be developed using a ‘company model’, in place of its current development committee modality. The company modality will be more efficient and less susceptible to influence from political intervention and the company will operate independently, the minister said. The Detailed Project Report for the reservoir […]

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